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Sherry Dianne Young

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Sherry was received into the Lord's loving arms May 25, 2021, in Athens at the age of 72. 
Sherry was born July 20, 1948, in Paris to J.E. (Brad) Thomas and Ida Mae (Dollins) Thomas. 
She was of Catholic faith and was a sensitive and loving person admired by all.  Sherry resided in Baton Rouge, La., for 13 years until relocating to the Cedar Creak Lake area in 1983 where she met and married the love of her life Don Young.  They were married Jan. 12, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev. and made Enchanted Oaks their residence. 
Sherry was a vibrant woman who graced us with her southern charm and warmth.  She loved her friends and family with her whole heart.  
Sherry was fun, witty and delightfully sassy (in all the best ways).  She truly had a special magic touch and could decorate anything like no other with her perfectly manicured fingernails.  She was especially gifted in Christmas design and home interior decorating.  
She was the Owner and Operator of Outdoor/Indoor Decor located in Gun Barrel City since 1995. She made tropical landscape designs into an art form, transforming ordinary landscapes into one-of-a-kind tropical paradises.
Sherry never met a stranger and would make you feel like you knew her your entire life even after spending just five minutes talking to her.  Every person in the world, to her, was a potential friend she just hadn't met yet.  
Her giving nature and cheerful personality made everyone feel comfortable and welcome in her presence.  She loved her dogs and used to spend more time cooking for them than herself. Her smile was contagious and it filled the room.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Don Young of Enchanted Oaks, daughter Tamijo Butcher Young of Enchanted Oaks, grandchildren Beaux Holley, Kymberly Duckworth, Christina Lazard and Brant Burel and brother Gary Thomas of Paris and eleven precious great-grandchildren.
Sherry will be greatly missed and is at peace.  Her presence will always be with us as she illuminates the heavens and dances with the Angels through eternity.
A Celebration of Life service was held May 29, 2021 with Benny Joe Dollins officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris.  
Family and friends are also invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.rodenpryor.com.