Sharron Ivey Rickabaugh “Sherry”

August 25, 1956 - August 22, 2021
Sharron Ivey Rickabaugh “Sherry”


Sherry Ivey Rickabaugh, 64 of Leland, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, August 22, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a week long battle of Covid-19.

She was born in Troy, NC, on August 25, 1956.

Sherry is remembered as one who impacted many lives with her humble beautiful spirit.
She especially loved her family and would do anything to help someone. Sherry was a member of Elah Baptist Church where she was very active over the years with VBS, WMU, Sunday school, and the choir.
She graduated from North Brunswick High School in 1974. She then attended SECC where she later became a sales manager with Durham Life Insurance. Sherry was a substitute teacher for Brunswick county schools for over 10 years as well as served as the PTO president at Lincoln Elementary School.

She is proceeded in death by her parent’s Ralph and Faye Lanier. Former husband, Johnnie Ivey and special nephew Lloyd Turnage.

Sherry is survived by her husband Robert Rickabaugh and granddaughter Kalysta of the home. Her sister, Angela Lanier Herring of Leland. A special niece and great nephew Elizabeth Herring (Tamil) and Camden Herring of Leland. Stepson Tristian Rickabaugh (Laura) and grandson Archer of Leland. Nephew Adam Herring (Whitney) and children; Braylon, Kayleigh, and Easton of Delco. Great Nephew Zach Turnage and mother Jamin of Greenville.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Elah Baptist Church in Leland, NC by Rev. Kenneth Long. Interment will follow in King Memorial Garden.

The family will receive friends from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Elah Baptist Church prior to the funeral services.

Those that attend the visitation and service are asked to please wear a mask out of respect to the family. They thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

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  • August 25, 2021
    Gabby D’Amico says:
    “Aunt Sherry” was such a sweet, humble, kind, and selfless woman. I spent many days at her house with her niece and my best friend at the time, Elizabeth. We drove her crazy with our obnoxious teenage shenanigans, but there was nothing she wouldn’t do for us. I am thankful to have known Sherry and will always remember her. My deepest condolences go to Elizabeth, Camden, Mrs. Angie, Bob, Kalysta and the rest of Sherry’s family and friends whose lives she touched. You all will be in my prayers.

  • August 25, 2021
    Joanne B Elkins says:
    I will not forget your love and generosity to Jamin and Lloyd when they were establishing a home together, and when their son Zachariah came along. Thank you so much, Sherry. May God comfort and strengthen your loved ones, and may you find great joy in His loving presence!

  • August 25, 2021
    Helen King says:
    Bob I’m sorry I will not be able to attend services for Sherry. I still have open wounds and the doctor doesn’t want me in crowds. I loved Sherry like a sister. She was always kind and supportive. She was always working for the Lord. those in WMU group know the laughter she brought and .fun we had working for the Lord. I will never forget her.

  • August 25, 2021
    Sheila says:
    Sherry was a beautiful soul she loved everyone she willbe missed by everyone

  • August 25, 2021
    Joey Upchurch says:
    One of the sweetest people I’ve ever known.