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Sherrion Tolbert

Passed 03/24/2020

Obituary for Sherrion Tolbert

Sherrion Ann Felder Tolbert

Tolbert, Mrs. Sherrion,

A resident of Montgomery, AL departed this life on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Viewing and Visitation be held on Friday March 27, 2020 at the funeral home from 12 Noon - 5:00 PM. A family hour will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 5PM-6PM. A private service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

She was born in Washington D.C and raised in Montgomery, AL. She received her early education from Alabama State Laboratory High School on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery. Her higher education began at Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University) where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Social Work. Sherrion continued her education at Auburn University Montgomery where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Following the completion of her education, she became one of the first African American’s hired by the State of Alabama Department of Industrial Relations where she began a profession as a career counselor in 1971. She held this position until her retirement in 2003 after thirty-two years of service to the State of Alabama.

Sherrion answered God’s calling under the pasturage, leadership and training of Rev. Dr. Kathy McFadden of Old Ship A.M.E Zion Church (Montgomery, AL). She received her biblical and pastoral training from the A.M.E Zion Church curriculum, following which she was awarded a license in June 2006. She was ordained in 2007 where she served as co-pastor at the Legrand Community Church in Montgomery, Alabama. She later joined Grace Worship center Montgomery, Alabama, where she was a devoted member.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 27 years, the late Israel S. Tolbert, her mother Melinda Felder Smith, Mae Whetstone, Aunt Belle Donia Felder, Grandmother Delanna Felder and brother Valiant Washington. She is survived by her three daughters, Felicia (Kenneth)Fluker, Lytachia Tolbert and Tiffany Tolbert, grandchildren Kenneth Fluker Jr., Corina Fluker and Collins Fluker, step-daughter Elaine (Tommy) Jackson and goddaughter Chequetta (Harold) Bell, sisters Cherie Louise (Kenneth) Sanders, Etta Chere Washington, brother Gary (Mentoria) Washington, sisters-in-law Zelma Pettway, Margaret(Sydney)Smith, and Dorothy Tolbert, godmother and mentor Elder Majestic McDuffie and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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