December 1, 2021, 72, La Grange –
Cherrie Ward Smith passed away in the late hours of Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at UNC Lenoir Hospital. She was born on April 17, 1949, to the late Howard V. Ward and Marolyn Shafley Ward.
With a calling to serve others, Cherrie earned a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and worked for over 40 years in the health care system as a nurse. Free time for Cherrie was spent working in her yard or playing with her grandchildren. Family was a priority for Cherrie and she enjoyed making memories with children and grandchildren. Cherrie and Jerry were proud of their son, John, and his family. Though the two went down separate paths, Cherrie and Jerry remained close to one another until his passing in July of 2021.
Cherrie is survived by her son, John, and his wife, Sherrie; grandchildren, Nicole, Hunter, Taylor, Summer, Anna, and Mason; and siblings, Kathy Spence, Lynda Dawson, and Mike Ward.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.