Sherry Lynn Blanchard, affectionately known as "Gima," passed away on June 2, leaving behind a legacy of love and a profound impact on those she encountered. Born in Springfield, TN, she made her home in Paris, TN, where she cultivated a life of purpose and warmth. Sherry's journey began at Donelson High School, where she graduated in 1966. During her time there, she not only excelled on the basketball court as co-captain of the team but also earned the admiration of her classmates, who lovingly nicknamed her "Big Red." Her pursuit of education led her to Tennessee Technological University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Foreign Language. Driven by a passion for teaching, she continued her academic journey and obtained a Master's degree in Curriculum, followed by an EdS in School Leadership. Sherry's commitment to lifelong learning was evident throughout her career. For over three decades, Sherry dedicated herself to shaping the lives of countless children as an educator, both in the classroom and in administrative roles. Her unwavering dedication to her students was encapsulated by her favorite school motto: "Together you can, with whomever you're with." She fostered an environment of unity and collaboration, leaving a lasting impact on the educational community. Beyond her professional endeavors, Sherry found joy in tending to her beloved flowers and delighting in the beauty of the great outdoors. Her green thumb was matched only by her boundless love for others. Whether you knew Sherry for a brief encounter or a lifetime, she embraced you as family. She radiated enthusiasm for life, living each day to the fullest, and became the ultimate cheerleader and supporter for all those fortunate enough to cross her path. Her infectious zest for life will forever be remembered. The void left by Sherry's passing is immeasurable. Her family, friends, and everyone touched by her unwavering love will deeply mourn her loss. Yet, her memory will continue to inspire and uplift, reminding us to embrace one another, live passionately, and treasure the connections we forge along the way. Sherry Lynn Blanchard, forever our beloved Gima, will be profoundly missed, but her legacy of love will endure. Graveside Services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 13th at 3:30 PM at Williamson Memorial Gardens with grandson-in-law, Walker Rose officiating. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289, williamsonmemorial.com.