Sherry Shell Obituary (1936 – 2022) – Lumberton, TX

Sherry Lyons Shell, 85, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022. She was born July 26, 1936, in Port Arthur, to Pauline Thornton Wetherington and Ira Elwood Wetherington. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of 31 years, Walter Shell.

Walter and Sherry owned and operated Shell Plant Farm in Beaumont before retiring in 1983. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. They traveled all over the US, but their favorite places to visit were Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO.

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Sherry was a longtime, faithful member of North End Baptist Church in Beaumont. She served in many areas, but her passion was leading the Homebound Ministry. She worked with the homebound ministry for over 20 years. Sherry’s hobbies included gardening, traveling, camping, and spending time with family.

Sherry is survived by her son, Larry Lyons and his wife, Debbie, of Lumberton; daughters, Kathy Martin of Dallas, Joyce Achtschin of Inverness, Florida; brother, Elwood Wetherington and his wife, Ruth, of Beaumont; sister, Joe King and her husband, Donald, of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Kristen Bittle and her husband, Hunter, of Lumberton; Justin Lyons and his wife, Alex, of Riesel, Texas; Heather Hess and her husband, Tison, of Dallas; Tammy LeJune of Euless; Jamie Gonzales and her husband, Felix, of Garland; Colby Henslee and his wife, Melanie, of Greensboro, North Carolina; Connor Rath of Houston; and ten great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Shell; best friend and traveling buddy, Ed Berkley; son, David Lyons; and daughter, Jeanne Lyons Rath.

A gathering of Mrs. Shell’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Professional Home Health and the staff at Montebello Home Care for helping us care for mom. We would also like to thank Glenda Morgan for her help and companionship for the last 4 years.

Memorial contributions can be made to North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105.

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Published by Beaumont Enterprise from Jul. 10 to Jul. 11, 2022.

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