Mrs. Ellen Bradshaw Sherrill

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“I worked with Ellen at UT-on the postpartum floor. I was in the N.P. program when Ellen was working as an RN. She was eager to find out about the N.P...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: beth

“So sorry to hear about the loss of Ellen. I was a patient of hers at Lisa Ross. She was a compationate caregiver, and I know she will be missed by...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Emily Lingerfelt - Knoxville, TN

“Herb and Connie and family, All of us here at United Community Bank are grieving with you in the loss of your beautiful daughter. May you feel God's...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Rhonda Womack - Athens, TN

“May The Lord sustain you today, tomorrow and always. ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: Kimberly Rundles - Jefferson City, TN

“Herb and Family, You are all in my prayers. ”
5 of 38 | Posted by: Ronnie Morgan - Athens, TN

“Herb and Connie, I cannot imagine what you are going through. May God grant you peace and comfort. ”
6 of 38 | Posted by: Charlie Simpson - Athens, TN

“Thoughts and Prayers are with Ellen's entire family! I was one of Ellen's clinical instructors at UTK. She was a wonderful student full of wisdom and...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Gail Griffith - Maryville, TN

“I realize that Gay is not kin to Ellen but she and Connie are close friends. To all of you I wish you peace. It's unbelievably sad and people really...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Joy Choate Redden - Dicksn, TN

“To Sgt Ryan Sherrill, the family, and Friends of Ellen, I want to extended my deepest sympathy for the untimely loss for you wife, friend, relative...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Sgt MAJ Tom Verros - Philadelphia, PA

“I am so Sorry to hear this heart breaking news, All of You are in my prayers and heart, I know God is the only answer, I know he will carry You all...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Wayne Underwood

“So saddened by and sorry for this tremendous loss. Ellen was alway so beautiful and sweet, at all of Treys' games and practices..........we are...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Scott and Lori Cooley - etowah, FL

“Dear Connie, Tracy and Family,I am SO, SO sorry for your loss. I don't even know what else to say, because I know all words are a balm, yet there...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Sara Wiley-Long - Knoxville, TN

“You are the perfect compliment to Ryan; intelligent, beautiful, compassionate. Molly will have the strength of all of her family, but we cry for the...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Aunt Ann - Crab Orchard, TN

“I want to give you my heart felt sympathy. In February I lost my wife Stephanie after she gave birth to my son Eli. I understand that you don't...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Mark Verstynen - Chattanooga, TN

“I know Ellen from work when she was @ UT medical Center. We've only had brief encounters and exchanges,generally about patients we're transferring to...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Rosa Mayor - knoxville, TN

“I only met Melissa once, when I was her patient in November. I remember her being such a warm, kind and glowing woman. Since I have a one year old...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Becky Cavender - Knoxville, TN

“My heart goes out to your family as a mother I cant imagine your pain and there is no words to say but I am truly sorry for your loss. and the...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Sheila Tomberlain - College Grove, TN

“I was fortunate enough to know Ellen during our time at McMinn Central and will always remember her sweet disposition and smile. My heart has been...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Honna Housley - Asheville, NC

“I was a patient of Ellen's at LRBWC. She was everything people have said she was, and more! I saw her a half dozen times or so over the course of my...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Wassenaar

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20 of 38 | Posted by: Barbara Aderhold - etowah, TN

“I only knew Ellen through my work with Lisa Ross. My prayers go out to you all, family and friends. I wish and pray for peace and light to be with...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Amy Dever - TN

“What a beautiful spirit and light in this world to be lost. May the wonderful memories of such an incredible young woman rest in the minds of those...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Jennifer Underdown Morgan - TN

“There are never any words that can express how someone is feeling when they lose a person they love so can't be explained why god takes...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Charity - Phoenix, AZ

“So sorry to hear this. A beautiful helpful young lady. ”
24 of 38 | Posted by: Raquel Dunn - Knoxville, TN

“Ellen was such a sweet person and will be missed by all My thoughts and prays are with the family ”
25 of 38 | Posted by: Stephanie watson hafley - Etowah, TN

“I am so sorry for such a profound loss. Ellen sounds like she was such a wonderful woman,wife,daughter and sister. She was brought into my prayers...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Abby - maynardville, TN

“We only knew Ellen through her work at Lisa Ross Birth Center but wanted to express our sorrow at your tremendous loss. You will be in our thoughts...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: ICAN of Knoxville - Knoxville, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. There are no words we can say to express our feelings to you. We too, lost a daughter July 1 God is...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Darrel Townsend - Lebanon, TN

“I cannot imagine the pain your are experiencing with this great loss. Ellen was such a pleasure to have as a student - bright, motivated and...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Dava Shoffner - Knoxville, TN

“Dear Herb, Connie, Trey, Ryan and Molly Jane, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Ellen was a beautiful person. We...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Joyce Chapman - Delano, TN

“May god be with all Ellen's family and friends especially Molly. ”
31 of 38 | Posted by: Shelly Wilson - knoxville, TN

“Herb & Connie, My heartfelt prayers are with you at this horrible time, I was in this same position this time 2 years ago, when our dear son, Cody...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Pat Hallcox - Athens, TN

“I only worked with Ellen for a short time, but in that time knew how truly sweet and kind she was. I have been praying for the family and hope that...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Tyler

“Herb, Connie,Trey, Ryan..Our hearts are breaking for you all and we are lifting you all up to the Lord for comfort. ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: roger and Kaye mccullough - TN

“Sgt I'm so sry my thoughts and prayers are with u and your family. Any woman that can handle you is a great woman. ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Jonathan Marley - Knoxville, TN

“Ryan, I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Andrew Ledbetter - Cookeville, TN

“Connie, Herb, Trey, Ryan, and precious little Molly, There are no words to convey our sorrow - or our affection for Ellen. As her neighbors in...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Robin Tate - Germantown, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. May the Grace of God be with you. ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Flo & Neil Irish - Lebanon, TN

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Sherrill, Melissa Ellen Bradshaw – age 26, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Sunday, December 16, 2012. Ellen was a devoted, loving, and caring mother to her newborn daughter, Molly Jane; her husband, Ryan, and her entire family. She loved all of us with a kind nature and a giving heart. No one who knew her could have ever felt she had not touched them in a positive way. If ever there could be a person living without a single gram of meanness in their entire being, it was Ellen Bradshaw Sherrill. Ellen had achieved her professional goal working as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in women's health. She worked with patients under Dr. Tracie Traver, OBGYN in Maryville and the Lisa Ross Birth Center in Knoxville. Ellen was a graduate with High Honors from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Nursing and MS as Nurse Practitioner. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Lester B. Wheeler of Pulaski, TN and Herbert Bradshaw of Mt. Juliet, TN. Ellen is survived by her loving husband Joseph Ryan Sherrill and their newborn daughter Molly Jane Sherrill of Knoxville, TN; her parents, Herb and Connie Bradshaw of Athens, TN; brother, 1st Lt. Trey Bradshaw and wife Kirstin posted at Ft. Sill in Lawton, OK; grandmothers, Jane Wheeler of Pulaski, TN and Peggy Bradshaw of Lebanon, TN; mother and father-in-law, Dr. John and Beth Sherrill of Crossville, TN; and two families of loving and affectionate Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 am Wednesday at Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery on John Sevier Hwy for the graveside service. The family requests to honor Ellen, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to the Molly Jane Sherrill Trust established with Citizens National Bank – Attn. Mike Bivens, P.O. Box 220, Athens, Tennessee, 37371-0220. Donations to this fund can also be made at First National Bank of Tennessee in Crossville by phone or by check. You may direct that funds be deposited in the "benefit account for Molly Jane Sherrill". The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at

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