Pearl Jeter Scherr

Published 9:11 pm Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pearl Jeter Scherr passed away peacefully on March 7, 2016 at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Ahoskie N.C., to Robert S. and Hancy B. Jeter, she was a wife, mother and grandmother. Pearl was a registered nurse who went on to become a nurse practitioner OB/GYN and retired from the Suffolk Tri-County Health Department with 18 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Brad Scherr, and by her son, Dave Scherr, of Sedley.

Pearl and Brad lived in Suffolk for more than 40 years before retiring to Southern Shores, N.C. While in Southern Shores, Pearl served on the Dare County Health Board for four years. She was active in the American Cancer Society and received the Volunteer of the Year Award. She was a past president of the Duck Woods Women’s Association, and Pearl and Brad started a duplicate bridge club at Duck Woods Country Club. In 1997, Pearl and Brad moved to The Village at Woods Edge in Franklin. In 2011, Pearl moved to Sedley to live with son Dave and wife Dee Scherr and with Nellie Bell, her devoted four-legged companion. Pearl moved to Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach in February of 2015.

She was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk.

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Pearl is survived by her daughter, Margaret Sawyer and husband, Bill, by daughter-in-law Dee Scherr, and by her much-loved grandchildren: Elizabeth Sawyer-Malinis and husband Fred Malinis, Brandon Sawyer and fiancée Chrystian Brand, and Amy Scherr. Pearl is also survived by her two brothers: Bob and wife Marlies Jeter, of Cary, N.C.; and Jerry Jeter, of Columbia, S.C.; by her sister, Mary Ann and husband, Carlton Simpson, of Gloucester; and by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Ohef Sholom Temple on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 11 a.m., officiated by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507.