Ms. Abrianna Sherrill AndersonJune 7, 1991 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 28)
On Friday, June 7, 1991 God allowed Henry and Lisa Anderson to share the sweetest girl in the world, and they named her Abrianna Sherrill, affectionately called “Bri,” by family and friends. She departed this earthly journey on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.
Abrianna attended Lower Richland High School where she received her diploma, CPR and CNA certifications at the age of 17 in 2009. Shortly after graduating she attended Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina where she was pursuing a degree in Nursing but decided to take another path. After coming back to Columbia, she began a career in the medical field as a Certified Nurse Technician where she cared for many patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. During this five year tenure her knowledge, kind spirit, helpful hands and friendly smile in the halls of the hospital made everyone appreciate her and kept her in high demand in several departments. In 2015, she was led to pursue a career in sales and became a gift shop cashier. She very quickly went on to become the gift shop supervisor and manager. She was passionate about leading her team, merchandising, buying, and making sure the atmosphere of the shop was always fun and vibrant; a reflection of herself. In 2017 she gained experience as a Leasing Consultant and in 2018 she became employed by DHL as a Leasing Consultant for The Shores at Elders Pond until her sudden passing. Her long-term goal was to become a Real Estate Agent/ Interior Designer and to open her very own gift boutique.
Abrianna was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church of Hopkins and worked diligently in the Worship and Arts, Christian Education and Youth Ministries. Everyone loved to hear her heavenly voice as she sang on the JBC Voices of Victory Choir and The JBC Praise Team, as well as the Wateree Baptist Association Upper Division Community Choir and the Carolina One Mass Choir. She also served as the JBC Mime Ministry Leader, a Sunday School Teacher, and facilitator Youth Chat and Chew Bible Study round table sessions. Abrianna had a heart for outreach and had hoped to one day impact the lives of many who didn’t know Christ. She realized that her journey wouldn’t be over until God says it’s over and so her favorite song was “It Ain’t Over” by Maurette Brown Clark. She encouraged herself every morning with a simple quote declaring that “Today is going to be a GOOD day” and no matter what “Find your Joy”. Her favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
Abrianna was sweet, beautiful, funny, loving, talkative, and straight to the point. She had a love for the homeless and even as a child she wanted to build all of them a place to call home. She had a strong passion for girls and boys that were younger and always talked to them about life and how important it was to try your best and to do good. Bri loved the Lord, all of her family and friends but she especially loved her mother.
Bri leaves to cherish precious memories and fun times, her loving parents, Lisa and Henry Anderson, Jr; brother, Jeremy Anderson; grandmother, Albertine Howell; special aunts, Libby R. Davis, Marion Batts, and Mary McLemore; special uncle, John T. Howell; godmothers, Dorothy R. Young and Margaret Sumpter; honorary mother, Vivian Miller; and a host of loving uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and dear friends.