Sheridan Hamilton Alsip departed this world on May 17, 2017 in Inverness, FL. The oldest of three children, Sheridan was born on September 24, 1939 to Edward L. Hamilton and Alma Corbett. Sheridan, also known as Sheri attended Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. A college friend introduced to the love of her life, Dale and soon they were married in June of 1959. They settled in Chandler, Oklahoma. Sheri was an avid reader, artist, writer, and an inspiring conversationalist. She had a wonderful sense of humor and could skillfully carry her hand in Bridge and Poker. She often said she made back the money Dale lost in Poker. He did not always agree with this. Sheri enjoyed traveling and seeing new places. She loved the outdoors, horseback riding and actually trained Thoroughbred Racing Horses at Stroud Oklahoma Racetrack.
She was employed and worked for many years at a family business, J.C. Hamilton Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She and Dale also owned and managed Mr. Automotive in Duncan and Chickasaw, Oklahoma. Sheri lived a varied life. Sheri was strong willed, independent and never backed down from a challenge. She loved adventure! Her most enduring and longstanding quality was her unconditional love and loyalty to her family. Essential to her life was her love of the Christian Science Church and its principles. She truly expressed the universal values of Christianity by her example of caring for others and giving of herself. After the death of Dale she moved to Florida with her daughter and grandchildren. She met good friends, enjoyed life and got to travel around, drink wine, attend concerts and have dinner on the beach. Olinda Laemmerhirt included her in her family and showed the Brazilian way of life. Sheri felt that she was like a sister to her. She loved her and her family. As Sheri’s body began to fail she moved to Citrus Health and Rehabilitation, Inverness, Florida. Again,she gained more friends and more love from those around her. The care there was exceptional and everyone made Sheri feel special. She was known as the hat lady, always having a lively, colorful hat on. We will all miss Sheri terribly and are very grateful for the inspired light and love she shed on all of our lives. She was a loving gentle soul who we all should replicate. The family will have a Celebration of Life for Sheri at a later date in Chandler, Oklahoma.
Sheri was predeceased by her parents, her husband Dale Lee Alsip, infant son Alsip and her brother, Eddie Hamilton.
She is survived by sister, Pamela Welch and Jeffery of Tulsa Oklahoma, Daughter, Melanie Mae Bourassa and John Gates of Floral City, Florida; granddaughter, Shanna Raye Austin of Dunnellon, Florida; grandson, Dustin Lee James and Andres James of Holiday, Florida and great grandchildren lyric and Bayne of Holiday, Florida.
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