In Memoriam Teresa Sherratt, Black Voice Receptionist

In Memoriam Teresa Sherratt, Black Voice Receptionist

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A memorial service was held last week for Black Voice’s receptionist Teresa Sherratt, a woman who was remembered for her kindness to others, belief in God, and love for her children and especially her grandchildren. Family, close friends, and co-workers, who all mourn her sudden death, attended the memorial, held at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. 

Teresa Lucille Sherratt (Terry) was born on March 10, 1949 at Los Angeles County General Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She was the fifth child born to Ruby Royse and Kermit Elwood Martin. She left this world to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in La Verne, California 

Terry loved her pets, collecting antiques, spending time with her family and decorating for the holidays. As a young woman, she enjoyed trips to Catalina and Ojai, California . She also had cherished memories of spending vacations camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her family. In the last years of her life, most of her time was spent with her grandsons; nothing gave her more pleasure in life than being with them. 

Terry will be forever remembered and missed by her children Melissa Ortiz and John Sherratt Jr. their spouses Nick Ortiz and Missy Sherratt; her beloved grandsons Jackson and Lincoln Ortiz; her three sisters Skip, Vickie and Kay; her dear friends John & Lorraine; her many adored nieces and nephews; and her pets Luis & Evelyn. 

“You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae” – Paul Walker

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