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June 25, 1970 – June 17, 2023

Sherry D. Lee, 52, transitioned from life on June 17, 2023. She was born June 25, 1970, in Hopewell, Virginia to Mr. Clinton Gordon, Jr. (deceased) and Lois M. Gordon. She was educated in the Petersburg Public School System and attended Petersburg High School. She obtained her cosmetology license in January 1998 and had a thriving career.

Her care for others and lasting impression as a beautician will be remembered forever. She was employed by Westend Unisex in Petersburg VA, where she created a number of lifelong friendships. Sherry was known for her carefree personality, positive attitude, and friendly demeanor. 

After a career in cosmetology, she worked for over 20 years in the field of Public Service and Health Care. Sherry was employed by Central State Hospital, District 19 Medical  Facility, and Chesterfield County Residential Services. In her leisure, Sherry enjoyed spending time with her family and those closest to her creating memories. Her love for her family and friends will be remembered by all of those who knew her. 

She leaves to cherish her devoted husband of 20 years, Edward E. Wilkins of Virginia; two sons, Onyx J. Lee of Virginia and Corey Wilkins of North Carolina; and one god son, Kae’twan Crenshaw of Georgia; one daughter, Katherine Wilkins of Idaho; two brothers, Frederick L. Gordon (Sandra) of Virginia; Clinton Gordon III (Tabatha) of Georgia; two nieces, Brandi N. Gordon of Georgia, and Debani T. Gordon Lehman (Benjamin) of Michigan; and two nephews, Travis L. Gordon (Valerie)  of New Jersey and Brian L. Gordon of Virginia. She also enjoyed spending time with her best friends, Cynthia Kershaw, Linda S. Booker (Cheche), Brigette Johnson, and Pamela Jackson.

Services will be held 5:00 P.M., Saturday, June 24, 2023, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA.

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