Louise M. Sherrod
Date of Birth:  January 28, 1933
Date of Death:  November 27, 2018
Arrangements:

Visitation
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Service
  • Pending  
  • Services to be held at a later date     View Map
  • Sunday, January 27, 2018   To be determined
Burial
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  • The cutest, orneriest little lady in Pasadena, Louise Marie Sherrod, age 85, of Pasadena, went to dance with the angels on November 27, 2018, leaving behind the host of broken hearts on the east coast.  She was an avid card shark, a crafter, a painter, a mini golf hustler and a Grey Goose enthusiast! She was also a dessert connoisseur especially when it came to Robin's milk pound cake or sugar cookies. She could be heard saying throughout the Dena “Let the Goose Fly” while picking up her next bartender fiancé. This especially would happen at the Magothy Inn on Saturday nights where her “bodyguards” would make sure no one said the “Word” she hated most while in her company.

    She is joining her husband of 62 years, Clarence Gordon Sherrod Jr, and is giving him heck in Heaven, filling him in on all her adventures he missed. She is also partying it up with her mother Hilda, father Alexander, her brother and sisters, Alex, Jennie, Elfride and Alide, son Gordon, grandson Casey, son in laws Walt and Marty, daughter in law Linda, as well as other family members that went before her.

    She left behind a legacy of family including her sister Lucille Koch and her amazing family, her five children Darlene, Donna, Dorene, Laura, Eric, and their spouses, John, Roger, Jimmy, and Linda. Her grandchildren Amy, Wayne Jr. Jennie Lou, Patrick, Jason, Samantha, Adrien, Brigitte, Crystal, Jamie, Ben, Ricky, and their spouses Brian, Diana, Joshua (“Number One”), Jennifer, Dan, and Jamie. Her great grandchildren Joshua and his wife Kait, Jackson, Cameron, Toby, Andrew, Natalie, Talia, Riley, and Corey and her great great grandchild Lily as well as many nieces and nephews.

    She worked for the Social Security Administration as a supervisor when her children were young but retired from that job to take on the new adventure of raising her children. She wrote for the Maryland Gazette and the Baltimore Sun back in the 70’s and 80’s as a guest columnist. Her coverage of events around town always made people smile. She was an honorary member of Ravens Roost #121, a regular at “Old Peoples” aka Jimmy T’s and the Magothy Inn, a member of the American Legion Post Auxiliary 277, President of the Sleazy Lushes Drinking Club, and treasurer of the Paddle Your Butt Club.

    Louise loved a good adventure starting at a young age where she would catch the train from Philly to Marley Creek where she grew up, so she could visit with family. She loved traveling to Ocean City, Las Vegas, Florida, and even California where she and “her keeper” Jen were on Ellen’s 8th day of Christmas, and Let’s Make a Deal. There wasn’t a day without fun when Louise was involved.

    In her later days, you could find her on most days yelling at the Price is Right or at constants on the Voice or reading books about the Universe, God, and anything spiritual. She also loved word searches, coloring books, and puzzles. 

    Being a member of the SPCA and the Wildlife Federation, there was never a creature that Louise did not like. She loved them all, big and small. She owned cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, goats, monkeys and much more. If it arrived at 306, it usually left this earth fat and happy, much like the people she fed over the years. She also loved to breed Beta Fish and Siamese Cats. To her, creatures were like potato chips, you could never have enough.

    If you saw Louise on the street, she was usually in a shade of blue and wearing an angel pin somewhere on her attire. Her favorite vacation spot was Ocean City where she and her “Hot Rod” would visit at least twice a year. She also loved the color blue, oceans, rivers, colors, the universe, butterflies, white fluffy clouds, sunrise and sunset, clouds, trees, and flowers. In her younger days, when she would paint and sew, these things always had a way of making it into her creations.

    Louise was a huge fan of a puppy kisses, hugs, a baby smile, laughter, music birds singing, things that are clean and neat, someone that says thank you, ladies who don’t have a “dirty dirty mouth,” soft things, moonlight, gentleness, dancing, candles, a soft grassy spot, paintings, and good books. She loved to see a good show now and then with her family, and her favorites included Dame Edna, Wicked, The Lion King, Andre Strauss, and SPHS’s Rock and Roll Revival. She found power not only in Jesus through Lighthouse Church, but also in crystals and gems, good company, iced beer, and Grey Goose and Cranberry.

    When Louise loved you, she loved you passionately with all her heart. She would tell you like it is whether you liked it or not and you appreciated it because you knew she did it with love. She was a character and everyone who met her grew to love her instantly.

    A celebration of life is planned for January 27, 2019. The “Let the Goose Fly” celebration will be a chance to celebrate her, tell some of her crazy antics stories, and just feel the love together.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local SPCAs in her name.