By Janet D. Clough, Superintendent of Cultural Recreation for Parks, Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation
Sherri was the shy one who came to ballet class.
She might have had a question, but she never dared to ask.
Her mother was her mentor, a student of ballet.
Sherri worked hard to make mom proud, and to gain her teachers praise.
She danced the Chinese doll, snowflake, and candy cane.
Beautiful as Sugar Plum, her grace made all exclaim.
Off to college to graduate, she excelled among her peers.
Her love of dance was still as strong as in her early years.
When she returned to join the ranks of all the working class,
She took a job but still found time to take her ballet class.
A friend to all who knew her, she will live in all our hearts.
Her luminous smile and her gentle strength always set her apart.
This fragile child, Sherri Glover, blossomed into a beautiful and confident young woman who made not just her mom and dad proud, but all of us who have been blessed with knowing her. Her short life was a true blessing. We will remember her and love her always.
(Presented June 26, 2003, at Sherri's funeral service.)