Sherry Raeleen (Dabbs) Newell

Sherry Raeleen Dabbs Newell

Sherry Raeleen Dabbs Newell, 49, of Mill Creek, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Grady and Imogene Nolan Dabbs.

She was very family oriented.  She loved her grandchildren dearly. She loved to cook. You would often find her in the kitchen cooking a large meal for her family.  She was the life of every event and her smile was contagious. She was as silly as she was beautiful.  

She is survived by her 3 daughters, Brittany Hileman of Dongola, Courtney (Dylan) Bailey of Marion and Sydney Newell of Mill Creek; eight grandchildren, Emmitt, Alyson, Addison, Adalei, Lillyann, Hezekiah, Elias and Parker; three sisters, Linda Turner of Elco, Lisa McClellan of Pulaski and Janet Dabbs of Mill Creek; and two brothers, Jerry Dabbs and Randy Dabbs, both of Mill Creek.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Carolyn Dabbs, Patricia Coleson and Cathy Klasner; and by a son-in-law, Justin Hileman.  

Inurnment will be at a later date at St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.

Memorials can be made to Crain Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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