If there is one word that defined Sherry Nied it would be LOVE. She loved her family, friends, co-workers and God and was beloved by those she touched.
Sheryl (Sherry) Ann Nied (McReynolds), age 62 from Concord, North Carolina died peacefully on June 17, 2020 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sherry was born in Grand Haven Michigan on August 19, 1957 to loving parents Asa (Ace) and Muriel McReynolds. Moving to nearby Holland MI at an early age, Sherry enjoyed a wonderful childhood on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan graduating from Holland High School in 1975. In 1976, she moved with her family to Ft. Lauderdale Florida. In 1979 Sherry moved back to Michigan where she attended Michigan State University (MSU) graduating in 1985 with a degree in Nutrition Science.
In 1986 she married Daniel Nied and together shared a wonderful and loving partnership for the next 34 years. In 1987, she went back to MSU and completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition. She then went on to work as a clinical dietitian in Battle Creek, MI and Newark Ohio. In 2000 she and her family moved to Concord, North Carolina and for the past 19 years worked for the Atrium Health System in Charlotte, Albemarle and Concord.
Sherry took her health seriously and was an avid bodybuilder and race walker. She loved to travel and was blessed to be able to visit many countries as well as explore the beautiful United States. Sherry was a big sporting fan and her sons biggest cheerleader growing up. She was a proud “Sparty” fan always ready to cheer for her MSU Spartans At home Sherry was also an avid gardener.
Sherry embraced and lived the Christian values from her upbringing and it showed. Many that crossed paths with Sherry will tell you how kind, caring and loving a mother, spouse and friend she always was. She loved to be around people and was always ready to host or participate in a social gathering. People will always remember her for her smile, sense of humor and abundance of positive energy. Her physical person may be gone, but her loving spirit will be eternal.
Sherry is survived by her husband Dan, sons Benjamin and Alexander, siblings Mike, Gail and Mark. She is preceded by the death of her parents.
The family will have a visitation on June 27, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm at Harrisburg Funeral and Cremation located at 3840 NC Hwy 49 S, Harrisburg, NC 28075. Due to the restrictions of these unique times, memorial celebrations of her life will be held at future dates. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your favorite charity, volunteer group or just a simple act of kindness in her memory. We ask that the love she shared is passed along by those she touched.