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Mrs. Mary Louise Sherrouse

Mrs. Mary Louise Sherrouse, age 67, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at her home.

She was born on October 19, 1951 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Leonard Wesley Belknap and the late May Cook Belknap.  She was married to the late Troy E. Sherrouse and was a custodian at Van-Cove Elementary School.  Louise had a heart for the Lord and was active in the church and was there every time the doors were open.  She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening and especially loved her purple flowers.   She was a loving mother, step-grandmother, step-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a friend to all she knew.

She is survived by her Step-Son, Nick Sherrouse and wife Rebecca of Springfield, Virginia; a Brother, Terry Belknap and wife Renee of Cove, Arkansas; a Sister, Doris Sanders of Kentucky. Two Nephews, Gary Thornton and wife Robin of Kentucky and Jimmy Don Thornton of Plainview, Arkansas; a Special Friend, Barbara DePriest aka “Mother Hubbard” of Cove, Arkansas; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and May Belknap, her husband Troy Sherrouse and a step-son, Troy Gene Sherrouse.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cove Revival Center with Bro. Tim Smedley and Bro. Reggie Fryar officiating.  Interment followed in the Six Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.  There was no visitation.

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