Sherie C. Vazquez, affectionately known as Nanny, passed Sunday morning, September 18, 2022, with all of her children and husband of 48 years at her bedside. Visitation with rosary to follow will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. She will then be transported to her final resting place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Shreveport.
Honoring Sherie as pallbearers will be son, Salvador Vazquez, grandsons, Hermen Vazquez, Jacob Vazquez, and Haris Ali, brother-in-law, Maximiano Vazquez, and nephew, Edilucio Vazquez.
Sherie was born on March 29, 1956, in Jena, Louisiana, to Alfred and Erie Poole. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Dianne and Nadie Poole. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Hermenegildo Vazquez-Lopez; children, Elena Corley and husband, Stephen Corley, Salvador Vazquez and wife, Cristal Vazquez, Antonia Taylor and husband, Joe Taylor, Martha Vazquez, and Tina Maria Vazquez-Ahmad and husband, Emad Ahmad. Nanny leaves behind seven treasured grandchildren, McKenzie Corley, Mia Corley, Hermen Vazquez, Jacob Vazquez, Molly Vazquez, Haris Ali, and Betsy Vazquez.
Sherie grew up with four beautiful sisters, and her childhood days were full of outdoor adventures. She inherited the love and skill of fishing and gardening from her parents. Sherie was nurtured to become a strong-willed, intuitive, faithful, and tenacious lady who grew up to raise a large family-bearing five successful children. She met her spouse, Hermenegildo Vazquez, in Center, Texas, at the town square. They built a life grounded on Catholic values and never wavered in their dedication to each other. She would say her life’s greatest accomplishment were her children of whom she was immensely proud. She lovingly referred to them as her “grains of gold.” Sherie was a homemaker for 26 years, but ventured into the workforce, earning her associates degree in education. She was the sole educator and mentor for Christina Jimenez, a blind Spanish speaking student. She self-taught and transcribed Braille. Christina described Sherie Vazquez as, “the woman who taught me to be myself in every aspect of my life…..and who gave me the tools to succeed.”
She wore many hats, but she will be most cherished for being the loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend that she was.
The family would like to thank the staff at Willis-Knighton North and Fresenius in Mansfield, Louisiana, who helped care for Sherie, showing compassion and kindness to her and her family. Flowers may be sent to Rose-Neath Funeral Home at 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)
St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church