Sherry Gillis-9-17-2022

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Sherry Gillis-Alexander

November 27, 1969
~September 6, 2022



VISITATION- Saturday 9-17-2022
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 9-17-2022
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
5:00 PM


Sherry Gillis-Alexander 52 of Long Branch, transitioned to heaven on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.  She was born to the late Shirley Gillis and Elton Overby “shorty.” Sherry was a life-long resident of Monmouth County graduating with the class of 1988.  She worked at KFC and loved to cook and was taught well.  Sherry was affectionately known as “gilly cutty” and “may be so.”  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend.

She is predeceased by her mother Shirley Gillis, father Elton Overby “shorty,” her siblings Michelle Gillis, Patricia Gillis and Clarissa Gillis, her uncles and aunts.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Charles Alexander of Neptune; siblings Terry Mims of North Carolina, Patrick Gillis and Yvette Gillis of South Orange, NJ; step sister Yvonne Overby of Long Branch; four children Eric Williams (Patricia Thorne-fiance) of Long Branch, Dontae Williams (Iraya Anderson) of Long Branch, Domeric Gillis and Monique Gillis of North Carolina; one special niece and nephew Nykema Gillis of North Carolina and DaShawn Gillis of Neptune; grandchildren Trevion Williams and Kationen Thorne of Long Branch; two special cousins Martha Gillis of North Carolina and Doris Gillis; two long time best friends since childhood Adriane Daniels and Annette Smith of Long Branch as well as a host of relatives and friends.






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One thought on “Sherry Gillis-9-17-2022

  1. Sharon Sherman (Chavis) says:

    This one is a hard one to swallow. The good old days of Garfield Court I lived at 190. We had our good times and bad times but always got back to our friendship. Rest easy my friend. My condolences to the Gillis Family. From the CHAVIS FAMILY (Greg, Gwen, Sharon, and Karen)

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