Cherie Lynn Sherman, 57, of Groves died Monday, May 18. A native and lifelong resident of the area, she was born on Dec. 6, 1957, in Port Arthur, to Wanda Nell Huff and James Pat Viator.

Cherie worked for Port Neches-Groves Independent School District as a school bus driver for 26 years. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Cherie loved spending time with her family and her world revolved around them.

Survivors include her loving husband of 39 years, Mike Sherman of Groves; daughters, Jenny Smith and her husband, Edwin, of Baton Rouge and Wendy Sherman and her fiancé, Ben Beasley, of Orange; grandchildren, Reagan, Anna Grace, Makayla, Edwin Jr., and Jacob; mother, Wanda Viator; brothers, Derrick Viator and his wife, Becky, of Port Neches and Perry Viator and his wife, Anette, of Lumberton; sister, Kimmie Stanley and her husband, Ken, of Liberty; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be especially missed by her four legged companions, Gizmo and Betty Marie.

Cherie is preceded in death by her father and brother, Cavin Viator.

A gathering of Mrs. Sherman’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Her funeral service will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Broussard’s, Nederland. A private family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.