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Josefa "Jenny" Sherbert

Josefa “Jenny” Sherbert passed away in peace on Sunday, February 14, 2021 surrounded by her family at the age of 77.  Born June 12, 1943 in Vieques, Puerto Rico to the late Toma Rivera and Ednvijes Matta, she has lived in Lorain for the past 47 years. 

Loving wife of 56 years, Joseph A. Sherbert Jr.; loving mother of Peggy (Randy) Stalnaker and Joseph A. Sherbert III; devoted grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 6; dear sister of Celestina Ayala, Elsa Powell, Magnolia McCoy and the late Pedro Rivera, Pablo Rivera, Jose Rivera, Carmelo Felix Anastacio, Joaquin Felix and Eulalia Ratliff.

Besides her parents and her two brothers, Jenny was also preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Elenie.

She was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.  Jenny will be fondly remembered as a very loving woman to all.  She was active in her church and was known for her impeccable cooking and love she gave to everyone.

Private family visitation with burial in Ridge Hill Memorial Park will be held.  The Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, is handling the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Primera Iglesia Bautista Church, 2243 E.31st, Lorain, Ohio 44055.

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Titi Jenny will forever be fondly and lovingly remembered by Lee & I; as well as, my immediate family (my mom; my sister, Shelly, and my 2 brothers, Gabe & Pedro.
Her love, support, and strength when our family was faced with an unimaginable tragic event was immeasurable & most appreciated. It has been 23 years this past January since that event and neither I, nor my family, have ever forgotten the kindness she provided during that time; and we never will.
I will always remember how in awe I was the first time I saw the size of her calderos and the sheer amount of food that she could cook so effortlessly. She told my sister that she was the one that taught my dad "everything" he knew about cooking (my dad probably would have only partly agreed with that statement) and for that "Thank You". My dad was brilliant at cooking thanks to her and that cooking (especially the pasteles, rice & beans) always made home a comforting and loving place to live in and to come back to as we all grew up and went on with our lives.

Her community and family lost a beautiful soul, but her light will continue to shine through them and the memory of her.

The following was on the prayer card that we had for my dad's (aka pops) memorial and I felt it was appropriate to reiterate it here:

"in life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone;
For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;
But as God calls us one by one...The chain will link again."

Anita Rivera-Miller Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

Beautiful friend whom we loved dearly. Woman of God, terrific cook, loving and fun to be around. We look forward to spending eternity with this precious friend.

Donnie & Joy Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Josefa Sherbert

janette grim Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

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