Sherry Patton

April 28, 1938 - November 11, 2023

Sherry Jean Slaton Patton Putman, age 85, of Florence, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Visitation will be Friday, November 17,  at Williams Funeral Home at 12:00 noon with Pastor-Bro. Bill Harper Officiating, Services will be at 1pm in the chapel. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

Sherry was born April 28, 1938, to Leslie and Reba Slaton of Rogersville, AL, Sherry will always be remembered for her great nursing care as an R.N. at Colonial Manor Hospital and then at Wise Alloys after she retired. Sherry told the funniest jokes and marched in life to her own drummer and was not content to sit and let the parade pass her by. She had a spirit that embraced change. Her daughters remember her great love and pride she had for them both.

She is preceded in death by her deceased husbands, Charles A. Patton and Gene Putman, parents Leslie and Reba Slaton.

Sherry never met a stranger and embraced all with her great sense of humor. One instance was where when she decided she wanted a swimming  pool and her husband Charles A. did not. She told him “Don’t fall in the hole in the backyard when you come home from work today honey”.  Sherry and Charles A. eventually had that hole filled in with dirt years later. Not content to just be an R.N., thru the years she sold everything from Tupperware, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Stanley and etc. to foundation garments. She was able to travel, read and go to thrift/antique stores. She lived in seven different homes in Florence, AL. She also bought the heaviest pieces of furniture and made a wonderful cream cheese pie and chicken & dumplings. She was a great cook, friend and Mother.

She is survived by her daughters Karen Patton Landry (Larry) and Alicia Patton, her sister Linda Slaton Davis McAfee and many beloved cousins, relatives, friends and little Bella.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Davis, Chris McAfee, Tucker McAfee, Chris Sockwell, Eli Sockwell, Jake Sockwell
The family wishes to thank LCNH, Columbia Cottage and NAMC for their care of our Mother. Special thanks to Talonda, Heather and Annette at LCNH.


November 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

November 17, 2023 12:00 pm

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November 17, 2023
1:00 pm

Burial- Friday

November 17, 2023
2:00 pm

Burial- Friday

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

November 17, 2023 2:00 pm

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6 Comments on “Sherry Patton Putman”

  1. Sherry was one of my favorite people in the whole world. She loved to laugh and that is what I loved about her the most. You are missed and loved.

  2. Sherry was a wonderful caring nurse. Always a Ray is sunshine to her patients and coworkers. We were blessed to know & work with her at Colonial Manor/Florence Hospital. Pam & Debbie Floyd

  3. Sherry was a wonderful caring nurse. Always a Ray is sunshine to her patients and coworkers. We were blessed to know & work with her at Colonial Manor/Florence Hospital. Pam & Debbie Floyd

  4. Sherry was a wonderful friend and colleague. Always vibrant. Her smile would light up the room when she walked inside. She had a great sense of humor and gave the best advice. If you were lucky enough to have gotten to eat anything she cooked then you know she was an ace in the kitchen. I love her and will never forget her. 🙏🏻💕

  5. Sherry was a delightful all around Lady . Always loved working with her at Florence Hospital . Always a pretty smile . And a great Nurse as well .

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