It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sherry Shaw, 97, on Sept. 2, 2023.
Sherry was born April 9, 1926, to Ezra and Rachel (Sassoon) Hannon in Savannah, Ga. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1944 and, a few years later, moved with her family to Brooklyn, N.Y. Blessed with beauty, grace, and poise, she worked as a fashion model, featured in various newspapers. In 1948, Sherry met the love of her life, David, on a blind date. They were married in 1949, and, in 1956, they relocated with their three young children to Atlanta.
Sherry had a zest for life and a positive attitude. She was a role model and expected her family to do their best and be their best. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend. Sherry had a deep sense of pride and will be remembered for her kindness, dignity, and class.
Sherry lived life to the fullest and loved traveling the world with David. They celebrated 63 years of marriage until his untimely death in 2012. She also enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and mahjong. Sherry enjoyed entertaining and was the ultimate hostess, effortlessly delighting family and friends with her delicious Sephardic dishes at holiday gatherings and Shabbat dinners. Her home was always open to others.
Survivors left to cherish her memory are her children, Roberta (Ronny) Carr, Donna (Mark) Levy, Alan (Devorah) Shaw; grandchildren, Steven (Sarah) Perkins, Ryan Carr, Jason Levy, Eden and Dalia Shaw; great-grandson, Dylan Perkins; sister, Rosalie Steinberg. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David, son, Stanley, sister, Mary Jacob, and brother, Jack Hannon, all of blessed memory. She will be sorely missed.
Donations may be made to AA Synagogue Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund or the charity of one’s choice. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.