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Johnnie Davis Sherwood

June 10, 1923 ~ August 09, 2023

Johnnie Davis Sherwood, age 100, passed away peacefully August 9, 2023 at the Brennity Memory Care Unit in Vero Beach, Florida.

Johnnie was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and was the daughter of Lamar Davis and Loujesta Borders Davis. In addition to her parents, Johnnie is preceded in death by her brothers Joe and Don Davis and sister Lois Davis Anthony.

Johnnie graduated high school and was Valedictorian of her class. After high school she attended Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, North Carolina where she earned her teaching degree and met her husband James L. Sherwood. They were married for 62 years until his death in 2005.

The family moved to Vero Beach in 1956 and Johnnie started her teaching career. She taught 2nd grade at Rosewood Elementary for over 20 years.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach and a member of the Vero Beach Country Club. She enjoyed playing golf, water skiing, traveling around the country in their RV, and spending time with their family and friends.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen Sherwood (Frances) and son Daniel Sherwood. Grandchildren include Kelley Sherwood (Victor) and Katherine Rawls (Colin) and three great-grandchildren, Reagan, Lillian and Samuel.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church General Fund, 2206 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 in memory of Johnnie Sherwood.



Stephen Sherwood

August 16, 2023, 3:19 pm

A memorial service will be held on September 2, 2023 at the First
Baptist Church located at 2206 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida. The
visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by the memorial service at
2:00 p.m. A reception will be held at the Family Life Center following
the service.

Larry and Betty Henry

August 17, 2023, 9:35 am

Jim and Johnnie were both a great blessing to us in our twenty-eight years on staff at First Baptist Church, and both of our daughters had the privilege of being in Johnnie’s second grade classroom. We treasure the friendship and memories of these two wonderful people.
Larry and Betty Henry

Anita Moon

August 25, 2023, 11:59 pm

Aunt Johnnie was my mother’s sister. Aunt Johnnie was such a special aunt. We visited them in Florida most every year. The trip in the day was a 12+ hour trip in a car with no air conditioning and to top that off there were 6 of us in the car. Every minute of every trip was worth it to see Aunt Johnnie and Uncle Jim , Danny and Steve. Johnnie was the modern aunt who drove a VW Bug. She would take us to pick strawberries and bake the best strawberry pie ever. I have the recipe card for that pie from my mother’s recipe box and cherish it. I know it is hard to have someone you love leave this earth but it is comforting to know that my mother Lois is with her again and both of their minds are whole. Love to Steve and his family and Danny. Good times were good when we were young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anita Anthony Moon

Bill and Connie McDowell

August 27, 2023, 11:48 pm

Steve and Danny,
Bill and I wish you much love and blessings at this time of great sorrow. Aunt Johnnie was a sweet loving aunt. I especially remember the moutain home when we were little children. Her pretty colorful plates. Sleeping in the basement. We all have wonderful memories of Aunt Johnnie and Uncle Jim. I pray that Johnnie, Jim and Lois are enjoying each other. God bless you and Danny. Wish we could be there.

Nola McCrillis

August 31, 2023, 4:39 pm

Johnnie was our son Marvin Eugene McCrillis’s teacher in second grade at Rosewood School about 1964.
Johnnie invited me to join her Sunday School Class @ First Baptist, where she taught for many years.
My sincere sympathy to all her family. Nola McCrillis

Gloria Smith

September 2, 2023, 7:22 pm

She was my second grade teacher in 1967, I have great memories of her, I’m sorry to hear of her passing, sending prayers for peace and comfort for her family Gloria Smith

Brenda Sistler

September 2, 2023, 9:16 pm

What a wonderful Christian woman! Mrs. Patton in first grade, then Mrs. Sherwood in 2nd, gave me the most wonderful, encouraging start as a rambunctious, talkative little girl! I will always thank God for these ladies – and shall always remember them together, as loving, caring, gifted teachers through whom Jesus shined brightly!

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