Sherry Lou Anthony

Published 4:07 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Sherry Lou Anthony, 59, of Landrum, S.C., wife of Charles Anthony, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Born Oct. 27, 1955 to the late Marvin and Molly Cox, she was the third of four children.

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Sherry Lou, or Lou as she was more often called, attended school in Spartanburg, S.C. and spent many years working as a CNA in Spartanburg and Polk Counties. She found great joy in her work assisting the elderly and paraplegic.

She was an avid gardener, grandmother extraordinaire, deeply beloved wife and magical mother. She could spend hours with her plants, patiently turning sticks into a flourishing garden in little time. As a mother, she was fiercely proud of her daughters, or her “girls” as she referred to them. She was fond of several choice phrases when advising, the most often used being, “Always be careful of the choices you make,” and “Remember that all you have is your word.”

This wonderful woman is survived by her husband of 22 years, Charles Anthony of Landrum; father-in-law Charles Anthony Sr. of Greensburg, Pa.; daughters Holly Gosnell (Travis), of Landrum, Kina Baddorf (Bill) of Mill Spring, and Jessy Taylor of Landrum; sisters Christine Cooke of Spartanburg and Linda Eledge of Charleston, S.C.; brother Kenny Cox (Laurie) of Spartanburg; brother-in-law Michael Anthony of Greensboro, Pa.; sister-in-law Maggie Anthony (Paul Rymars) of San Francisco, Calif.; and grandchildren Wesley and Brody Gosnell, and Elijah, Lily, Susannah and Amelia Baddorf; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Songhill Reserve in Landrum at noon, with Pastor Brannon Poore officiating. For directions of for more information, call 864-907-3709. Friends and family are invited to bring photos and happy memories to share of this truly amazing woman who touched the lives of so many and was called home much too soon.