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2522 E. Broadway
P. O. Box 722
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: (870) 633-8135
Fax: 870-633-8136
Sherry Woodard

Sherry Burns Woodard (Gates)

Saturday, July 14th, 1951 - Friday, January 4th, 2019
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Clay Funeral Home
P. O. Box 722
2522 East Broadway
Forrest City, AR 72336

Mrs. Sherry Burns Woodard, 67 of Forrest City, died Friday, January 4th, 2019, at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR.

Mrs. Woodard was born July 14th, 1951 in South Bend IN, to Mr. James Gates and Mrs. Annie Matthews. She was preceded in death by her father, brother, Mr. Percy L. Matthews and husband, Mr.Jesse L. Woodard.

Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Annie Matthews of Las Vegas, NV, her children Mr. Robert L. Burns of Milwaukee, WI, Ms.Stacy Gates and Ms. Dinesha Burns, both of Forrest City, siblings, Mrs. Marilyn Franklin of Paris, CA, Ms. Brenda Matthews of Federal Way, WA, Mr. Reginald Matthews of Victorville, CA, Ms. Shirley Matthews of Riverside, CA, Ms Kathy Matthews of Las Vegas, NV, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service for Mrs. Sherry Burns Woodard will be 10:00am , Saturday January 12th, at Christ Temple Pentacostal Church, Forrest City, AR. Interment will be in Casteel Cemetery, Forrest City, Arkansas.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm - 5:00pm Friday, January 11th, 2019, at CLAY FUNERAL HOME, 2522 East Broadway, Forrest City. Online condolences may be made to the family at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    2522 East Broadway
    FORREST CITY, AR 72335
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Christ Temple Pentacostal
    434 B St.
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  • Interment

    Casteel Cemetery
    Hwy 70 West
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Posted at 12:28pm
I will miss our talks and going out to eat. Me, Rayray and Edith Joe miss you dearly. Love your friend, Linda Griffin but as you would say, "Ms. Katie". Rest in peace Ms. Sherry.
Linda Griffin❤

Robert Galloway

Posted at 03:54pm
I would like to send my condolences to the family, love ones and friends. I been knowing Sherry since I was in high school. She has been like family to me. She will be missed. Rest in peace. Robert Galloway and family.

Annette Bradley Scott

Posted at 11:53am

To the family I offer my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. Please accept my sincere condolences. Words cannot express my sorrow. When we lose a loved one here on earth, God gains an angel in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with your family because we know no one can prepare for the loss of a love one. H soul is at rest at her heavenly home so may the grace of God and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console you and gently wipe away the tears from your eyes. She will live on in all our memories forever!

Donna Thomas

Posted at 07:22am
Such a sweet, kind and beautiful lady that I will truly miss. I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing. You always treated me as one of your own. No more pain and suffering take your rest sweet lady. I am.going to miss my dear friend. No more hugs, kisses and even short talks. God called a true angel home. To Stacy and DeeDee you all have my deepest sympathy. Look to the hills from wrench cometh your help andHold to God's unchanging hands. She will be missed. Love you all. God bless. Donna Thomas

Reva Hancock-wiley

Posted at 08:05pm
To classmate Florence Nikole Cotton, Gates, Burns and Woodward Families please accept my sincere condolences. God is a Comforter/Helper in times like these. Look to the hills from which cometh your help.

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