Sherilyn (Sheri) Luanne Stout passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 at the age of 57 and entered her new heavenly home. A memorial service honoring Sherilyn’s life will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Roswell New Mexico.
Sherilyn was born on July 30, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico to James and Joy Stout. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and devoted her life to the Lord and her family. She had the biggest heart, a contagious smile and made a lasting impression on every life she touched. Through the strength of the Lord, she faced life with optimism, faith, passion and joy. After attending Roswell High School from 1980 to 1983, she received her diploma from Tobosa Developmental Services where she helped to serve her community.
Sherilyn was preceded in death by her father, James B. Stout and grandparents James A. Stout, Mary Stout Rader, Dorothy Jo Hale and Marshall T. Kittrell.
Those surviving to cherish the memory of Sherilyn are her parents, Joy and Ralph Rodibaugh of Roswell, NM; brothers: Jimmy Stout (Debbie) and Keith Rodibaugh (Shanna) of Roswell, NM; sister: Karen Harkness of Sweetwater, TX; nieces and nephews: Brittany Fletcher (Dakota) of Artesia, NM; Kenneth Kilness, Austin Kilness, Nathan Rodibaugh (Glenda) and Heidi Rodibaugh of Roswell, NM and numerous great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the group at Aspire Developmental Services for their loving care and dedication throughout the years and for helping Sherilyn become the beautiful person that we all loved and will dearly miss.
“You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back, of you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”