Sherry Gateley, age 64 of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. The Funeral Service, conducted by Pastor RC Ford, will be held on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Interment will follow the service in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 16th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17th from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m.
She is survived by children, Jason (Rebecca) Cruise, Bobby (Heather) McAtee, Michael (Kate) Gateley, Sarina (Chris) Rogers, and Justin (Bianca) Gateley; grandchildren, Victor Cruise, Madeline Cruise, Ariel McAtee, Bryant McAtee, Noah Gateley, Dalilah Gateley, Henry Farley, Jamen Dailey, Cortlynd Dailey, Dyllan Gateley, Brayden Gateley, Dominac Gateley, and Kieren Gateley; sisters, Betty Jean Dillard and Shelia Brogdon; best friend, Ann (Peter) Cool. She was preceded in death by parents, James Robert and Marie Martin Dillard; husband, William Thomas Gateley.
Sherry loved music of all kinds especially Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, and Elvis. She was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching the University of Tennessee and Florida State University. Ms. Gateley was passionate about the Native American Culture and would often tell people she was of Indian heritage. Sherry adored her family but the lights of her life were her children and her grandchildren. Her special, engaged, and outspoken personality will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her sweet spirit.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.