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McNeill-Legacy Funeral Home
Saturday January 15th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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McNeill-Legacy Funeral Home
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Ernest Sherrill

Ernest Leighton Sherrill, 62, of Fayetteville, NC was born October 24, 1959 in Miami, FL., to the late Charles F. Sherrill Sr. and Joan Phillips Sherrill and departed this life January 4, 2022 at his residence.

In addition to his father, Leighton was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda S. Butler; three nephews and several other extended family and friends.

Leighton leaves to cherish his memories and mourn his passing, his mother, Joan P. Sherrill; his daughter and only child, Ashley N. Sherrill; three grandchildren he adored, Willie Chason, III, Waylon Chason and Delana Chason; four brothers, Charles F. Sherrill, Jr., Colin Sherrill and wife, Dawn, Lauren Sherrill and wife, Sallie and Terrance Sherrill and wife Mary; two sisters, Beth Sherrill Radtke Newsome and husband Joe and Elaine Hulon; multiple nieces and nephews he loved as good as his own; along with a host of extended relatives and friends.

Leighton was a family man who believed in God and loved them both. His heart was golden and was always willing to help where he could. In high school, Leighton played varsity basketball “Go Tigers”. He loved racing especially NASCAR always pulling for Darrell Waltrip and then Jeff Gordan; he was a diehard Washington Redskins fan, he loved to fish anywhere especially the ocean, he loved setting nets and having fish fries and also Pig Pickn’s.

Leighton was a truck driver for 30 plus years, needless to say he loved having his CDL’s and especially loved Log trucks. Leighton will be missed and May he rest in the arms of the Lord.

Family will receive friends after the service on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the home of his brother, Lauren Sherrill.

Services Entrusted to McNeill-Legacy Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Sherrill

Rhonda F Sherrill Jan 18 2022 1:21 AM

My papa was a great man. He was everything and more. He was there for me whenever and where ever I needed him. He will always be my best friend and I will always know he will forever be kept safe in my heart. Forever and always papa. I love you ❤️‍🩹💪🏻

Delana Chason Jan 15 2022 7:49 PM

I'm sooo glad we got to see Leighton the last time we went to Fayetteville. God bless you all and be with u. Ashley, my heart goes out for you so much. I understand what it feels like to lose it daddy. I'll be praying for you and the family for comfort and peace to get u thru this sad and hard time. U lose so much when u lose ur daddy and things will never be the same, but u have sooo many memories of him that will stay with u for life that u can tell others about with a smile on ur face. He was a great father to u. God bless you and your family at this time honey.

Sheila Simpson Jan 15 2022 1:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Sherrill

Janice Riggs Jan 15 2022 8:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Sherrill

Joe and Beth Newsome Jan 14 2022 7:49 PM

Where do I begin to describe the good, warm-hearted man my brother was. He always had a big smile for everyone and never met a stranger. He didn't hesitate to help anyone he could. So many times he came to S.C. to help Joe and I with things we needed help with. We'd go fishing at the Santee Cooper Lakes and have a ball whether we caught anything or not. Leighton, like all my brothers and sister have a very special place of their own in my heart and he will be missed more than words can say. He loved God and taught his daughter, Ashley and his grandchildren about the importance of reading the Bible, praying and believing in God. He wasn't perfect as none of us are but he was a God-fearing man. My heart is broken at the loss of my kind- hearted brother but I find comfort in knowing he is with our Loving Father in heaven and his body is healed and made new. R.I.P. Leighton, we will miss you dearly and always love you.

Beth Radtke Newsome Jan 14 2022 7:47 PM

Leighton was a very sweet young man. I will always remember him for being a hard worker and making people smile. Keeping the family in my prayers. He will be truly missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

Georgia Stubbs Jan 14 2022 1:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Sherrill

Georgia Stubbs Jan 14 2022 1:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Sherrill

Dan Oakes Jan 13 2022 9:26 PM

My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Leighton was such a good man. He always had a smile and a kind word to say. May God wrap His arms around all bringing Peace and Comfort only He can. God Bless you all during this difficult time and the days that follow.

Sandi Bunce Jan 12 2022 9:11 PM

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