Sherlyn Diane Jones Alridge
Sherlyn Diane Jones Alridge was born in Galveston, TX, June 20, 1953, to Sherman Mitchell Jones (deceased) and Dorthy Ware Jones. She was raised by her mother, Dorthy Pearl, her step-father, Morris P. Jenkins, and her maternal grandmother, Naomi Price, in Texas City, TX. Sherlyn was a delightful child and very early earned the respect of everyone in her company. She was formally educated, graduating from Anderson’s Kindergarten, Booker T. Washington Elementary School, Levi Fry Intermediate School, Texas City High School and Kansas Computer and Technology School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Prairie View A & M University. She was a Certified Computer Technologist and a Certified Educator for the State of Texas, retiring from Galveston ISD after a career in public and private education that spanned over 40 years. Sherlyn also worked for Hitchcock ISD and the City of Texas City Parks & Recreation Department and in the community with youth and youth sports. She was a life member (RIB) of Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church where she served tirelessly in many roles over the years. Currently, she was the Director of Vacation Bible School; Women’s Sunday School Teacher; Education, Music and Women’s Ministries and a Church Administrator.
Sherlyn was a simple, smart and talented Christian woman with an extraordinary vision and an unshakable faith in God. She was a devoted daughter, beloved sister, loving mother, an unstoppable grandmother, caring and concerned aunt, and a true friend. She was everything that God allowed. Sherlyn left on the morning train bound for Glory on Thursday, July 12, 2018, never looking back. She will be missed by her parents, Dorthy Jones Jenkins and Morris P. (Annette) Jenkins; children: Sharis M. Jones and Charles S. Alridge, III; grandchildren: Destiny, Jade, Philip, Chase and Seth; great-grandchildren: Payton, London, Micah and Riley; siblings: Dorthea Jones (Joseph) Pointer, Pamela Jones (John) Mitchell; A. David (Debra) Jones, and Michael Jenkins; goddaughters: A’Delynn, Kaydence and Kaysn; nephews: Daryl, Ziron, Ralpheal, Chance and Spencer; nieces: Delece’ and Kiera; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, and nieces, Sharae and Ashley.
A Public Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 5-7 pm. The service to celebrate Sherlyn’s Life will begin promptly at 7:00PM. Both services will be held at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church, 7420 FM 1765 Texas City, TX 77591. Pastor Andrew W. Berry, II will be the Celebrant. The family has selected a private burial ceremony. All condolences, food, flowers, etc., may be sent to the church after 8:00AM Friday morning. The family will receive guests after the service for dinner in the church Fellowship Hall. Carnes Funeral Home, at 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591, is the family Funeral Home.