Celebrating a life well lived
Alex Lee Sherrill, the son of Susan Sherrill and the late Anthony Sherrill was more than just a son, brother, scholar, athlete and friend. He was a star in the eyes of many. Some stars shine for years upon years. Others, can be the brightest stars in the galaxy, but may not shine as long. This star shown brighter than many others but came to an end on January 12, 2021.
As a natural born fighter and overcomer, Alex Sherrill overcame much in his life. From complications during labor due to epilepsy in elementary school, he was a overcomer. Whether it was peer pressure or let downs while attempting to find his place as a starter on a team, he pushed forward and overcame. Instead of focusing on the negative, he remembered his father’s words, “Be the best at whatever you’re doing; no matter what!” Those words pushed him his entire life. He tried his hand at many sports, but had a special love for basketball.
Knowing that his parents wouldn’t tolerate anything less than the best, Alex excelled academically. He was a CCHS New Tech student and was a part of the 2020 graduating class of Colleton County High School.
His sports career began early and lasted until his transitioning. He played T-Ball, basketball and football for Colleton County Parks and Recreation, travel football with the All-Stars, CCMS basketball, AAU Travel Basketball and accumulated numerous accolades at Colleton County High School. After difficulties with starting one year, he talked with his dad and mom. His father encouraged him to keep working on it. His mother told him, “Take the ball and make them see you.” His contributions to the Cougars resulted in two Region Championships, and he was named an All Region Select, 2020 Region Player of the Year, and 2020 All-State Selection. He also competed in high jumps with the CCHS track and field. After receiving scholarships, Alex red-shirted with the USC-Salkehatchie Indians to pursue an education and his hoop dreams.
Young Mr. Sherrill was affiliated with the CCHS Men of Distinction, Leadership Conference Select, Educational Talent Search, Star Base Camp, Leadership Program Select, Academic Competition Select, he was a basketball camp instructor, and a videographer for Dream Motivators.
As a young child, he displayed a special love for his family. Whether it was riding along and eating pork skins on Saturday mornings with his Pappy, Lonnie Sherrill, helping his dad at the shop or trying check on mom while the other kids were at grandma’s and granddads, getting spoiled, his family was dear to him. After his mom was injured in a car accident, her care was a priority. He would help her care for customers at the insurance office while she would receive physical therapy and encourage her about getting back to walking. He and his mom had a special bond.
Alex loved and would tease his father. He often tell his dad that he was copying his him by trying to dress like him. He said his dad not only wore the same type clothes but shoes to look like him. Alex was just as ambitious as his father. He started cutting hair in his office at the family’s insurance business. He was also mobile. He would go to anyone who couldn’t come to him. He was even interested in beginning a career in real estate.
After the passing of his father, Anthony Sherrill Sr., he was ready to step up for his family againby working in his dad’s shop
Alex worked with his mom and would encourage her by saying, “Mom, we’ve got this!” He strived to keep his dad’s legacy alive.. He stated, “Mom, we’re going to make him proud.” Alex was waiting until he was old enough to even partner with his father’s club.
Alex Sherrill leaves a legacy of love to his mother, Susan Sherrill; siblings; Ashley Finklin, April Stephens, Anthony Sherrill II, Tevin Caine, Jadacus Sherrill, Alston Sherrill, Jaden Sherrill, Shawna Sherrill and LeAndre Sherrill. His grandparents; Lonnie and Marie Sherrill, John and Linda Caine, and a host of family and friends. He will be missed by close friends, who were more like brothers and sisters, JeremiahMonroe, Stephon Gadson, Jeremiah Parker, Raheem Hodges, Donae Bowens, J’Nay McClain, and girlfriend, Teniia Brown.
Alex Lee Sherrill, lived a good life and left a lasting impression on anyone he’d ever met. There are many words that could describe him but Alex possessed traits that will cause his name to never be forgotten
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