Holly Springs Funeral Home

Sherrill Ford Autry

Sherrill Ford Autry passed from this world into the arms of his Savior on July 15, 2019.  Born on October 13, 1949, he was a lifelong resident of Ashland, MS until he moved to Marrero, LA in 2002.  He was the firstborn son of the late William Joseph and Bardee Ford Autry. Sherrill is survived by his only brother, James J. Autry (Frances) of Marrero, LA.  He was the beloved uncle to Russell Autry (Taffie), Kippi Fortunato (Jason), and Kimberly Root (Will) as well as thirteen great nephews and nieces. His face would light up when he saw any of them.  All his family was so important to him. He was the “family connector” calling all the cousins along with other friends and giving full reports from one to the other. While he never worked outside the home, Sherrill was a hard worker in the garden, lawn work, housework, or helping people in any way he was needed.  He tenderly and lovingly took very good care of his mother in her later years. As a football fan, Ole Miss was number one with LSU second and he became a diehard Saints fan. He was a kind, forgiving, loving and gentle man who genuinely loved people, especially those in Ashland and in Cornerstone Christian Center. He also loved the Lord.  His regular good night included, “I’m going to read my Bible and then turn in.” All three of his devotion books were marked for July 15, the day that he died. While he may have had a few limitations here on earth, he has none now. Thank you, Jesus. He will be greatly, greatly missed and always loved.

Services will be at Ashland Baptist Church, 173 Church Street in Ashland, MS on Saturday, July 20 with visitation from 10:00 am to noon and the service beginning at noon.  Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. There will also be a memorial service at Cornerstone Christian Center, 6550 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA on July 21 at 5:00 pm. All family members and friends are invited to attend either service. 


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