Sherri Phelps Brown, 56, passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2021 at her home in Raleigh, NC. Sherri was born in Washington, DC on April 28, 1965 to Curtis and the late Alecia “Cookie” Cooke Phelps. In addition to her mother, Sherri is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and by her uncle Tommy Cooke.
Sherri is survived by her husband of 33 years Ron Brown and their children; Daniel, Cameron and Allison Brown of Raleigh, NC; her father Curtis Phelps and his wife Nell, of Four Oaks, NC; and a stepsister Ginger Worrell of Middlesex, NC. She is also survived by her aunts Gloria Johnston of Virginia Beach, VA and Mary Lou Blakely of Raleigh, NC, her cousins Angela Marsh of Ashburn, VA and Donnie and Andy Reich of Virginia Beach, VA.
Sherri moved with her parents to North Carolina in 1967 and graduated from Wake Forest High School and attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Sherri worked for Alltel and American Airlines and was a natural born salesperson, like her father. Sherri found her niche when she became a local coordinator with American Cultural Exchange Services (ACES), providing supervision for international exchange students while they attended school in the United States. She loved her students and treated them as if they were her own children.
Sherri loved music, especially classical rock and she attended many concerts over her lifetime. She was also a talented artist and loved creating works of art for her family and friends. Sherri was an avid Duke basketball fan and she loved the beach, especially spending time there with her family.
Sherri was a devoted wife, mother and daughter who had a loving heart. If she was your friend, you had a friend for life. Sherri however, was proudest of her children, Daniel, Cameron and Allison. She was proud of the children they were and the adults they have become.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 Saturday afternoon January 8, 2022 at the Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587.