Sherry Knigge

Obituary of Sherry L. Knigge

Sherry Thompson Knigge, 60, of Columbia , South Carolina passed away on May 9, 2024 at Lexington Medical Center.  She was born on September 6, 1963, in Columbia to Betty (Young) Thompson and the late Roger C Thompson and spent her entire life within 150 miles of the place where she was born.

Sherry had a heart of gold.  She had a kindness of spirit and was always generous with loved ones as well as strangers.  Sherry had a fantastic personality and if she was your friend, she would be your friend for life.  She maintained a close-knit group of classmates from as far back as kindergarten.  She worked at a beverage distribution company, developing friendships she maintained throughout her life.  Sherry did not know a stranger - on two or four legs.  She had a deep love of animals of all sorts and would be found feeding the local wildlife including the birds, the bunnies, or any other stray animal that needed to be fed.  She was a big fan of Lifetime television and enjoyed many hours watching movies.

Sherry is survived by her son, Kyle Ian Knigge; a sister, Karen Evans (George); a sister-in-law, Patti Thompson; nephews, Dr. Jason Kearnes (Mona), Bradley Thompson (Ashlee), and Mark Thompson (Taylor); and one niece, Ashley Kearnes.  She is also survived by six great nephews and six great nieces.  Sherry leaves behind many cousins to treasure her memory.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley C. Thompson.

A private Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or the charity of one's choice.


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