Elizabeth (“Tib”) Sherrill died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2023 in Hingham, Ma. at the age of 95.
She was a beloved author and speaker, writing inspirational true stories about people overcoming hardship through their faith. She published over 2000 articles and authored more than 30 books, including The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, God’s Smuggler and They Speak With Other Tongues. Tib was a writer and editor for Guideposts Magazine for over 65 years and ran many of their Writer’s Workshops. In 1970, she and her late husband John founded Chosen Books, a publishing company dedicated to developing new Christian writers.
Tib and John, who died in 2017, worked as a writing and editing team. With their three children, the Sherrill’s spent a year as roving editors in Africa and another year in South America. They lived in England for a year and made numerous trips to the Near and Far East, as well as all 50 United States. In 2009, they moved from their home of 50 years in Chappaqua, New York, to Hingham, Ma.
Tib and John were married for 70 years. They met aboard the Queen Elizabeth en route to Europe in 1947 and were married three months later in Switzerland.
Tib was born February 14, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA. and grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. She leaves a sister, Caroline Strout of Needham, Ma., and a brother, Donn Schindler, of St.Croix, VI. She leaves her three children: John Scott Sherrill of Nashville, Tennessee, Donn Hardwick Sherrill of Miami, Fl. and Elizabeth (Liz) Flint of Hingham, Ma., eight grandchildren: Kerlin Richter (Portland, Or.), Lindsay Hooten (Alpharetta, Ga.),Andrew Sherrill (Decatur, Ga.), Daniel Sherrill (Orlando, Fl.), Jeffery Flint (Hingham, Ma.). Sarah Flint (Pembroke, Ma.), Peter Sherrill (Nashville, Tn.), Spencer Sherrill (Nashville, Tn.), and seven great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 172 Main St., Hingham, Ma. At 10:00 am on Saturday, June 3, 2023. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
St. John the Evangelist Church
172 Main St., Hingham, Ma. 02043