She was born in LaFollette, TN to the Rev Paul and Mrs. Faye Heatherly along with her siblings Mark, Stanley and Angie. Growing up in Indiana Avenue, Central and Hillcrest Baptist Churches, receiving the nurture and care of many godly people, she left home truly believing “Jesus loves me, this I know”
After graduating from Carson Newman College in 1972, she married David Shope form Maryville, TN. They made their home in Farragut, TN serving and raising their children in First Baptist Concord. After several years in sales and being a stay-at-home mom, Sherry became a Realtor which keeps her quite busy still.
Finding themselves widowed fairly young she and her mother decided to share a home in Campbell County giving each of them much opportunity to serve their community, travel and most importantly love on their grandchildren and extended family. She finds serving on the board of CCCLC one of the most rewarding opportunities of her life.