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Sherry L. Heiland

02/04/1963 - 06/23/2024


Obituary For Sherry L. Heiland

Heiland (Williams), Sherry Lynn, 61, of Absecon, passed away on June 23, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born in Atlantic City and spent her childhood in Pleasantville where she graduated from St. Peter’s Grammar School in Pleasantville and also Holy Spirit High School, class of 1981. She Remained in Pleasantville until she was married and moved to Absecon 34 years ago. She was a bank teller at Wells Fargo in Linwood, Tuckerton, and Margate. Sherry spent years being a volunteer for Absecon ASAC sports, as well as a room-mom for the Absecon Schools, a Girl Scout Leader, and a CCD teacher. She loved spending time with her family and friends at the beach, the lake, on ski trips in the mountains, or on the boat in the bay for a sunset cruise. Her favorite place besides home was Florida, seeing family or going to Disney. She enjoyed movies and TV, spending entire afternoons binge-watching her favorite shows. She loved spending holiday celebrations with her friends and family. She adored butterflies, giraffes and flamingos, every shade of purple, and country music. Sherry always spread kindness to others, loved others and would want to be loved, and shared a smile that would brighten a room. She is predeceased by her parents, Robert Williams and Gail Steveline Williams. She is survived by her best friend and husband, Kirk W. Heiland; her loving children, Kirk J. Heiland and Brooke Heiland; her brother, Bob Williams (Annette Dunleavy Williams); and her adoring nieces, Angela Williams and Melissa Lynn Williams. Visitation will be at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon on Monday July 1, 2024 from 5PM to 7PM followed by a service at 7PM. A funeral mass will be offered at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon the following day, Tuesday July 2, 2024 at 10AM. Burial will immediately follow at Laurel Memorial in Egg Harbor Twp. Online condolences may be placed at www.parselsfh.com.


1 Jul


05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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1 Jul

Funeral Service

07:00 PM

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2 Jul

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
2 Jul

Graveside Service

11:30 AM

Laurel Memorial Park 2301 English Creek Ave. Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 Get Directions »
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  • 07/03/2024

    Kirk, please except my sincere condolences. Patty (Bennett) Herold

  • 07/03/2024

    Kirk- I remember meeting Sherry at Art Conover Sr funeral. She was a lovely lady. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. 🙏🏻❤️ Mary J (Bennett) Orenge

  • 07/02/2024

    Sherry was such a beacon of love and light to anyone who came into her path. She was quick to welcome anyone into her home and treat them just like family, feeding them and loving them. Knowing Sherry instantly made you a better person. To the Heilands, I love you all so much. No words we say could ever heal the pain and grief. I can only hope the actions and presence of the loved ones you've gathered can help ease it, even if it's just a pinch.

  • 07/02/2024

    I worked with Sherry on several occasions at WF in Margate, she was the best. Always had a smile that lit up the room. May she rest in peace.

  • 06/30/2024

    Mrs. Heiland was definitely a mom to all of us growing up. So many wonderful meals she made us as kids & teens. Making lake trips so memorable and always going all out for the Christmas parties. Because of her we have so many memories all of us always look back at til this day! Heaven gained such a wonderful person. We love you!

  • 06/29/2024

    Kirk, Bobby and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Sherry was such a bright happy person. Heaven has truly gained an angel. God Bless

  • 06/28/2024

    Six decades doing the work of the Lord is righteous but certainly not long enough for Kirk and her children who mourn her death. I always hate to read about former students who die much too young. May our Spartan's, Sherry's soul, rest in peace.

  • 06/28/2024

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Heiland and Williams family. God rest Sherry's beautiful soul.

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