In Memory of

Sherry J. Wagner (Stockton)

OBITUARIES: BUFORD: Sherry Stockton, 48, disease fighter
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Bron : The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Datum : 9 augustus 2002
Auteur: Derrick Henry
URL : http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/epaper/editions/friday/metro_d335d55ce09122d800fa.html



Sherry Stockton lived to help others. As a nurse, she worked at Egleston
and Northside hospitals in pediatric intensive care. When she developed
what is now known as chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome in
1975, she helped found the Atlanta CFIDS Association, a support group
for sufferers of this mysterious, misunderstood disease.

"It was difficult to get support from doctors because they couldn't find
anything wrong," said her husband, Herbert Stockton of Marietta.

"Sherry was phenomenal," said Carolyn Buice of Buford, a member of the
group. "She was a pioneer who not only educated other patients, but
doctors as well. You called Sherry when you didn't know what to do."

The memorial service for Mrs. Stockton, 48, who died of complications
from CFIDS July 31 at St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, is 4 p.m.
Saturday at East Cobb United Methodist Church. The body was cremated;
Cremation Society of Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

As her disease progressed, Mrs. Stockton's bad days began outnumbering
the good. In 1986 she was declared completely disabled by Social
Security.

"The usual cause of death in this disease is suicide due to pain and
hopelessness," wrote her doctor, Erich D. Ryll, an expert on CFIDS.

Yet Mrs. Stockton refused to give in. "Even when Sherry was bedridden,
she offered hope and encouragement to others," said Mrs. Buice. "She
fought not only for herself but for all of us."

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Stockton and Kevin Stockton of
Marietta; her mother, Doris Wagner of Sioux City, Iowa; a sister,
Roseanne Harris of Sioux City; and four brothers, Danny Wagner and Jerry
Wagner of Sioux City, Jack Wagner of San Antonio and Pat Wagner of Cedar
Falls, Iowa.

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                                               From the Sioux City Journal 

Sherry Stockton

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at East Cobb United Methodist Church in Marietta. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cremation Society of Georgia Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.

Mrs. Stockton was raised in Sioux City, where she attended nursing school. As a registered nurse, she was certified in neonatology and primarily worked as a pediatric/neonatal intensive care nurse.

For several years she was president of the Atlanta Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association. For more than 20 years she had been an advocate for people with CFIDS, working tirelessly to help others with the disease as well as to raise public awareness of the debilitating effects of the illness.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was a very courageous, kind, unselfish, fun-loving and generous person. She was at the center of a very loving family and will be deeply missed. Her courage, smile, love of life and spirit will be remembered forever by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert; two sons, Christopher and Kevin; her mother, Doris Wagner; brothers, Danny, Jerry, Pat and Jack Wagner; a sister, Roseanne Harris; aunts, Darlene Shanks, Leota Goreham, Jean Barnes and Geraldine Opp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Wagner.

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09/04/12 07:15 PM #1    

Nancy L Barnum (Martin)

so sad...she was such down-to-earth,warm,friendly person.  Rest in peace.


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