Sherrie Fanette Rives, 60, of Siler City, passed away on November 30, 2021 at Siler City Center.
Sherrie was born in Chatham County on June 1, 1961, the daughter of Melvin and Betty Phillips Rives.
Ms. Rives graduated from Chatham Central High School in 1979, and afterwards attending the first class offered at CCCC for Nursing. She spent her working years as an RN at Chatham Hospital, and loved getting to travel for nursing duty. She was a member of Goldston Baptist Church. She had a love of animals, especially horses, and was always rescuing and fostering dogs. Sherrie is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Sue Phillips Rives.
She is survived by her father, Melvin Rives of Bear Creek; sister, Michelle R. Sanders of Bear Creek; niece, Hannah Clewis and husband Aaron of Bear Creek; great niece and nephew, Ainsley and Blaine Clewis of Bear Creek; and cousins, Joe Hairr and Joel Brower, both of Siler City.
Ms. Rives will Lie in Repose from 1:00-5:00 PM on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. A funeral service will be held in the Smith & Buckner Chapel on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Rev. David Hick officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, N. Chatham Ave., Siler City.
Memorials may be made to the Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc., 3143 Happy Hills Dr., Staley 27235 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Rives family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com