Sherry Parrott Rouse

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Sherry Parrott Rouse, 64, went to be with her Lord on January 9th, 2013. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she passed away while surrounded by her loving family. Sherry was born on October 29, 1948 to Cecil Lloyd "Polly" and Jean Parrott of Houston, Texas. She leaves behind her husband of 42 years, Wayne, whom she loved dearly, her mother Jean Parrott of Houston, her sister Polly Gardner and husband Gene; two adult sons; Marty Rouse and wife Jessica of New Braunfels, Texas, and Andy Rouse and wife, Kathryn of Austin, Texas; and three grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Lindsay and Noah. Sherry was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Lloyd Parrott. Sherry studied at Sam Houston State University, and then later finished and earned her Bachelor's degree in teaching from the University ofHouston. She was a teacher for 13 years in the Cypress Fairbanks school district and retired in 1999. She taught at Wilson Elementary, Horne Elementary, and Truitt Middle school. Above all, Sherry loved Jesus and her family and cherished her role as a wife, mother and grandmother. Her sons, Marty and Andy, remember her as a caring, loving and kind mother, who always put her family first. She had a great sense of humor and a tender heart. Known to be a selfless, determined and caring person, Sherry was an unfailing optimist - always looking for ways to serve others. She enjoyed making crafts (and even started her own business selling clothes to local shops), shopping for antiques, spending time with her family & friends and traveling the world with her mom & sister. In retirement, she volunteered her time at Bear Creek Assistance Ministries and spent time with her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church and especially loved the Agape class of which she was a part for many years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19th, 2013, at 2 PM at Bear Creek United Methodist Church (16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, TX, 77084). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hope Hospice in New Braunfels, Texas(

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  1. My beautiful dear friend, I know you are soaring with the angels. You were a wonderful wife, devoted mom and a loyal to the end friend. We shared the ups and downs of life for 32 years. You handled your disease with grace and courage. Your family an inspiration to us all. I will miss you in this world but know we will be together giggling again in our next adventure in heaven. I love you.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories with you all we’ll never forget. Our thots and prayers are w/you Wayne, Marty and Andy Love Dann and Debbie

  3. My heartfelt sympathy to Wayne, Marty, Andy, and their family. Sherry was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and a great friend to all of us who knew her back in the Bear Creek days. I think of her so often, and especially at Christmas when I hang the many hand made ornaments she made. She was so gifted! She will be missed, but I am so thankful that she is now healed and is whole again. Love and prayers to all of her family.

  4. Wayne,Marty,Andy and your extended family It is with deepest sympathy I send this note to express my sadness at the loss of Sherry. Sherry was a special person, gifted with her calm spirit and ability to making life seem simple and uncomplicated, which she shared with those she knew – especially children. I was blessed to have Sherry as a friend and also as a teacher for Katie and Matt at BCUMC. She left her foot print in the lives of many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. Love, Bernita

  5. Dear Wayne, Marty, Andy and families, Sherry’s illness this has been a difficult loss to bear. You have had to endure losing your wife and mother twice, once to Alzheimer”s and then to her life here on earth. We have watched all of you love and care for Sherry this last several years with such compassion. The eulogy you wrote for her was so beautiful and true. She left a tremendous legacy in her sons and I’m sure in her grandchildren too. The last times I talked with her she spoke with such joy and pride about each of you and your wives and especially those grandchildren. I still look for her on the street remembering the many times she would walk out to Bear Creek park and then just around the cul d sac. As I pull out my Christmas decorations I still stop and look at the many that she made and gave to her neighbors at Christmas time. Remember your mothers strong faith In Jesus Christ when those feelings of sadness come to you. and always remember “Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! 1 Cor 15:57 Sincerely, Lynda and Lynn Grafing

  6. Wayne & Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I was just telling Soso and Bob about my memory of Sherry at one of my first Best family reunions. As you know, there are “alot” of you guys 🙂 But she stood out .. beautiful on the inside and out. I remember how we chatted and she made me feel a part of the family. I know you will all treasure your memories as I will. Lori & Rick Leib & Family

  7. Wayne, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sherry will live in your memory and your heart always.

  8. Sherry, you will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved you. You were an amazing mother in law to my sister always who loved you and was so thankful for that relationship. You raised wonderful children that love Jesus and you will leave that legacy to their children. We will see you soon. So glad you are experiencing the joy that non of us yet knows!

  9. Wayne and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Sherry and you will be in my prayers each day. Love, Penny and Robert Garner

  10. Wayne, very sorry to hear of your loss and will be thinking of you and your family during this sad time. Take care and hang in there. Neal Dye

  11. Rouse family, What a beautiful lady. I teach her grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Lindsey. Please accept my condolences at this time. Gena Orth

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sherry at Truitt in the ’90s. She was a wonderful teacher & so caring with her students. What a loss to your family-prayers coming your way.

  13. Wayne, Sharon and I are so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. Try to take comfort in knowing she is in a place now that we all hope to be one day. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Chuck and Sharon Tortorich

  14. My deepest sympathies to Sherry’s family. I worked with Sherry many years ago at Wilson Elementary and my youngest son was in her 3rd grade homeroom. She was a sweet and caring person. I was very sad to hear this news. May she rest in peace.

  15. My deepest sympathy to Sherry’s family. Sherry was my partner at Wilson Elementary one year but I taught with her for many years. Her dedication to all was unending, but everything stopped when it came to her family. I will carry her in my heart as I know you will. Sending hugs and prayers for all of you.

  16. I was so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. I worked with her at Wilson Elementary and she was always so positive and caring. I remember she always spoke so lovingly of her family. My deepest sympathy to all of her loved ones.

  17. Wayne, Marty , Andy and family: You are the best testaments to the incredible life Sherry led, an enduring partnership with Wayne and two wonderful sons.

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