Sherell was born February 10, 1969 in Portland, Oregon to Faye Lawson. She attended Irvington and Bin Meade Grade Schools and then Madison and Jefferson High Schools. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1987 and went to Portland Community College for two years.
Sherell was raised in the church where she accepted Jesus Christ at 17 years old.
She got her first job at 16 years old at Kaiser Permanente during their Summer Job Program. After high school, she was employed by Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Wells Fargo, Meier & Frank Co., and Nordstrom.
She was the mother of three children. She married De Shawn Byrd in 1994 and moved to Fort Lewis, Washington. The family later moved to Michigan. Sherell worked for AAA insurance and then worked for the United States Postal Service until her death. She loved to travel, work out, go shopping, pamper herself, listen to music, paint to relax, and eat at fancy restaurants.
Sherell went back to school in 2016 to Macomb Community College. She earned an Associate Degree and was only a few classes away from a degree in Social Services. Her future plans were to start a homeless shelter. Sherell was a member of Citadel of Faith Church. She leaves to mourn two sons, Jarell X. Rushing, Dominique J. Byrd, and a daughter, Frejai A. Byrd. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Zaveon, Brooklyn, and Harlem. She also leaves to mourn her mother Faye Lawson, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
We will miss you: Mom, Ma, Miss Sherell, grandma, Bella, Rell, Bam, Rella Bella, Pudd’n and BamBam. You are gone from us too soon. We know you could not stay. You fought a good fight. You kept the faith. You have finished the race now you are in perfect peace. Thank you God for sharing Sherell with us. The family is grateful for all the prayers, hugs, calls, cards, and gifts.
Repast will be held at 4909 Queen Dr. Sterling Heights MI 48310.