Sherrie believed and exemplified what it meant to put GOD first. She was brought up in a loving Christian home and at a very young age made the Individual choice to dedicate her life to Jesus Christ. She made it clear to everyone she came in contact with that her goal on earth was to bring glory to GOD in everything she did. Making God pleased with her life was her number one priority; no amount of money or status would ever change that for her.
She attended Bethlehem Baptist Academy, Williston Northampton School and Trinity College.
Sherrie Gordon was a writer, public speaker, philanthropist and social entrepreneur. She was a firm believer that everyone should have access to information. Her goal was to break down the barriers that inhibit individuals, particularly people of color, from accessing information to improve their quality of life. Her firm that focused on audience-centered design that helps leaders, organizations, corporations and technical experts more effectively share information. She specialized in program design, panel moderation and presentation coaching so that conference and workshop attendees are fully engaged and HAVING FUN.
Prior to HSRS, she worked at AARP for ten years and has served as the managing director for Multicultural Markets & Specialty Programs in the California State office. Sherrie has held several roles within AARP, including Sr. Associate of Operations for the AARP Connecticut Office; as well as Program Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement; and Project Manager for AARP International.
Her philanthropic and civic contributions include serving as an active alumna of Williston Northampton School and the African American Board Leadership Institute. In 2013 Sherrie Gordon was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a State Commissioner on the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
After being diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in March of 2015 she paused everything to focus on regaining her health and strength. She always believed that GOD was her healer and that he had chosen her to carry out a huge task for him. She was a willing vessel, telling Him how much she loved him every day and making sure her family and friends were taking care of themselves.
Sherrie will be deeply missed by all her family members and the scores of people who knew and loved her, but she leaves behind a rich legacy of living out the scripture “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you”. God loaned the world one of his angels and He has taken her back to be a part of His heavenly army.
She leaves behind her beloved parents, Beverly Gordon, Dorrick Gordon; three siblings Jacqueline Gordon Elleston, Kimberly Gordon, and Derrick Gordon; three cherished nephews Joseph, Matthew, and Daniel Elleston; and countless friends who’ve become like family.