sorry to inform the Class of '69 and the Lee community
that Marie Ellen Sherwood passed away Thursday,
September 29, 2022 after a long
struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Marie was born on April 4, 1951 in
Washington, D.C. After graduating from Lee High School
in Springfield, Virginia, she worked at the Central
Intelligence Agency and continued her education at
Northern Virginia Community College. She met John
Sherwood in high school and they were married in 1974.
They celebrated 48 years of marriage in 2022. After
Marie and John were married, she worked at a number of
universities as John pursued his career. She left the
workforce to take care of Johnís mother and then her
father in their final days. Marie was a tender-hearted
person that always cared for others more than herself.
She loved to spend time with friends, read and feed the
She is survived by her husband, John
Sherwood of Summerville, SC; a younger brother, Robert
Swart of Fredericksburg, VA; and a younger sister,
Patricia Gaylord of Manassas, VA.
A Memorial Service was held on
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 1 oí clock at Parks
Funeral Home, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC
In lieu of flowers, donations should
be made to your local humane society. Marie will be
embraced by the Lord as she always had forgiveness in