Sherry “Jill” BestBest, Jill

1954-2017

Sherry Jill Best, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on January 31 ,2017. Jill was born on September 20,1954, in Oklahoma City. She married the love of her life, David Best, on August 17, 1973. Jill spent her life devoted to Jesus, her husband and family, and many friends.

She was well-known for her sweet disposition and kindness towards all animals. Jill had a long career in banking where she loved meeting and serving her customers. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed singing and sharing her musical gifts. Jill will most be remembered for her devotion to her family. Married for 43 years to David, together they raised a daughter and son and enjoyed many good times of traveling together.

Jill is survived by her husband David, her two children: Angie DeMunbrunand her husband Hadley and their two children Jared and Hunter; son Andy Best and his wife Lauren and their children Peyton and Pierce as well as her devoted dachshunds Abby and Buddy. She is also survived by her brother Jack Taylor and his wife Joy; her sister Julie Bigham and her husband Craig and her brother Jon Taylor and his wife Karen. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Rosalee Taylor.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, February 2,2017, at Matthews Funeral Home. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 4,2017, at l:00 pm, at Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, ln lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Free To Live Animal Sanctuary, P-O- Box 5884, Edmond, Oklahoma, 73083.

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  1. So many memories of my childhood best friend! Many nights talking till we fell asleep or parents yelled at us. Ironing her hair, with an iron, horseback riding, the tree house, FYL, boyfriends and many other memories. She loved God, David and her family. Sing out my friend.

  2. I still cannot believe that she is gone. I have so many wonderful memories of our friendship….raising our kids together, going to Antioch together, travel, fun, etc. She was one of the most fun-loving persons I have ever met and was such a joy to be around. She had such a loving spirit and love of God, her family, and her dogs. Heaven gained an angel, and I know that she was so happy to see her Jesus in all His glory. David, Angie, and Andy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. – Dana and Steve

  3. I wore the long, dark purple dress coat that she gave me just the other day and thought of her generous sweet spirit. I had moved from Phoenix and love the color purple. That was so like Jill, to think of how she could be a blessing to others. Praying for all who knew her to be comforted. She is now singing in Heaven!
    Karen Reading Bunch

  4. The Lord blessed me with a best friend and she will be my forever friend, my beloved Jill. We walked through many years of life together hand and in hand. She lead me always spiritually. He favorite thing to say was “!pam, did you pray about it.” Today, my Sweet Friend I prayed about it, and I miss you. Love you always

  5. I met Jill when I lived in McAlester several years ago. We were Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sisters and our kids went to school together. I can honestly say I have never met anyone like her. She had a laugh that would make you laugh out loud just hearing it. She was so kind, caring, giving, talented, funny and a God loving woman. She was my friend and I will miss her. I’ve had her on my mind lately and was going to drive to Oklahoma to see her and surprise her. I’m and artist and I always promised her I would paint her a picture to hang in her house and I was going to show her my ideas that I had started for it. First and foremost……..the painting has a church in it……fall colors because those were her favorite. I did paint something for her years ago and it make my heart so happy to see it in her home the last time we got to visit. My last name used to be Robbins and she put a dead Robin bird on my porch as a joke…….(you had to be there) and I called the Police because I thought it was a sign that someone was going to hurt me or my family…. Boy did we laugh about that story for a long time. Ha. I will never forget our lunches and shopping adventures. I remember going in an antique store and there were candles for sale…….it smelled so good and she said…….”I know this is what Heaven smells like”. Well my friend…..You not only get to smell it now……you get to live it. I know you flew up and touched the face of God. I miss your smile and laugh already. I thank God he brought us together on one of life’s paths.

  6. I will always remember Jill for her fun loving spirit. She made whatever we were doing together a good time with lots of laughter. We lived five houses down the street from Jill and David for many years in Elk City. Our families spent so much time together. We went to the same church and had so much fun with our Sunday School group. Jill had a heart for people and never met a stranger. Miss you my friend, but I’ll see you again.

  7. I’ll always remember Jill’s fun spirit. Halloween parties, Birthday surprises and so much more. She loved God. She loved her family and she loved all of us. If you ever met Jill you were her friend. That’s just how she was. My heart aches for David, Angie & Andy and the rest of the family. I will miss you my friend. And I know you will be waiting when the rest of us get there. Ladean

  8. Jill was my good neighbor. We shared many laughs together. I will miss her smile and enthusiasm for life. She displayed her love of Jesus so faithfully and would share what He did in her life to everyone. I will miss her!

  9. Jill was such an instrumental part of my childhood. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her in my life. There were several women that helped me get through the toughest part of my life…and Jill was one of them. She was there, night and day, to help where she was needed. She was a true friend in every sense of the word. She made you feel at home the second you walked through her front door, and had the ability to make you feel like family. She had an infectious laugh that had everyone laughing with her, and her smile lit up every room she walked in to. Jill was one-of-a-kind, and she will truly be missed! I wish I could’ve seen her before she passed to tell her how much I love her, but I know I’ll see her again one day. God bless you David, Angie, and Andy…my thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  10. So very sorry. David, we are thinking of you and your family during this time. She is resting peacefully watching over us all. Love from your Florida Family.

  11. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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