Sherri was happy and energetic on Saturday, June 21. A meeting was schedule at work on Monday about a new position, and she was looking forward to the opportunities it would open to her. Sherri was interested in process management and improvement, and previously she worked with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Sherri liked fashion, shopping, and sales. From charge card receipts, we know she shopped at Cool Springs Mall in Franklin and made purchases at Marshalls (3:03 p.m.), Express (4:37 p.m.) and The Limited (4:47 p.m.). All were 50% off sales and included a dress and shoes.
Later, that night Sherri was at an informal, pool-side "cigar" party with friends where the last photographs of her were taken. Sherri had asthma and never smoked. Pictures show her friends puffing on cigars. Sherri's photo shows her pointing to a cigar and saying, "Yuck!"
At 10:31 a.m. on June 22, Sherri was struck and killed by a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.36%. Family and friends left flowers at the site a few days later. The items she purchased on Saturday were found in shopping bags in her room. Her parents are sad she never got to use them.