LCDR Sherri Jackson
Lt. Commander Sherri (Hansbery) Jackson went to be with her Lord Friday, March 23 rd . Born
Oct 9, 1958 in Richland Center Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Mary Hansbery. The
youngest of five girls, she grew up on a dairy farm near the village of Yuba Wisconsin.
After graduating from high school in Richland Center she attended college and then enlisted in
the Navy. During her 28 year Naval career she was stationed in Pensacola FL, San Diego CA,
Spain, Portugal, Crete, Norfolk VA, and Beaufort, SC.
She received her first of five degrees in Electrical Engineering. Later she obtained her
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with degrees in both family medicine and
During the Gulf War (Iraq) Sherri managed the psychiatric department at Portsmouth Naval
Hospital in Virginia. Sherri and her team were responsible for counseling the brave survivors of
the USS Cole bombing in 2000.
Sherri received numerous awards, medals, and commendations. Her name is included among
honorees on the Veteran’s memorial in Richland Center Wisconsin.
After retiring from the Navy, Sherri enjoyed working for Patient First in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In 2014 Sherri moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to her mother and family. She worked at
the VA clinic in Baraboo where she strove to improve the quality of care for veterans. Sherri
loved her patients and coworkers.
Sherri enjoyed sports, cooking, fixing anything, caring for others and of course, her family. Her
greatest joy was being a mother. Martina, her daughter, is following in her footsteps as she
pursues a degree in nursing.
Sherri will be remembered dearly by the many whose lives she touched. Her courageous
nature, inner strength, true compassion, caring devotion, awesome sense of humor and
amazing smile have and will continue to serve as an example for all.
Sherri is survived by her husband Winston, daughter Martina, four sisters; Betsy Thibodeau,
Janis (Larry) Holak, Joan Hansbery, and Kristi Hansbery, Aunt Jo Hansberry and many nieces,
nephews and cousins. Sherri was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Hansbery
and her grandparents.
At Sherri’s request, burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of donations,
contributions may be made to your charity of choice in Lt. Commander Sherri Jackson’s name.
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