Welcome to the
memorial page for
Sherrie J. Bonaparte
June 3, 1951
~ December 16, 2021
Sherrie spent her early childhood living in Newark, New Jersey. She attended Eighth Avenue Elementary School and Barringer High School. She earned an opportunity to attend Saturday classes at the prestigious Arts High School in Newark. Due to the dangerous environment resulting from the riots of the late 1960s her parents relocated their family to Lakewood, New Jersey. Sherrie graduated from Lakewood High School in 1969. She then attended Ocean County College. She met and married the late Norman Bonaparte and had four daughters. Later, she reconnected with her high school sweetheart Kenneth Brown. They shared many years traveling and enjoying life together.
Sherrie gained employment at New Jersey Bell and began her career as a 411 operator. In 1990, her hard work and dedication presented her with an advantage. She accepted a position as Manager of Operation Services in the Washington, DC office and relocated to Maryland. In 1994, she was selected to be the tour guide for Verizon‘s spokesperson, James Earl Jones. Sherrie retired in 2001 after 30 years of employment with the phone company.
Sherrie delighted in spending her time with her family, her daughters, her sister, and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling. Her favorite destination was Orlando, Florida. She created many family memories vacationing at Walt Disney World. She spent much of her free time crafting and was a scrapbooking extraordinaire. Her family and friends always looked forward to her personalized and handmade gifts.
Sherrie accepted the Lord at an early age she was baptized and became a member of Six Street Baptist Church in Lakewood, New Jersey. She stood strong in her faith. She instilled in her daughters and grandchildren the word of God. Many experienced her motherly love and kindness. Her spirit was soft and gentle. There are countless fond memories shared among all that new and loved her. Sherrie leaves to cherish her memory; four daughters, Mary & Andre Warren, Bridgette Bonaparte, Sherina and Joel LaTorre, and Merinda Bonaparte; one sister; Sabrina Addison Smith; 12 grandchildren, Necole Bonaparte, Drayton Bonaparte, D’Andre Harris, Maiya Harris, Justin Scott, Kyan Scott, Joelle LaTorre, Jacob LaTorre, Jillian LaTorre, Juliet Latorre, Jordan Day and Alana Day, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.