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.
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