McLaughlin, Sheryl Dawn, 54, of New Port Richey, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018 at the Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Sheryl was born on August 16, 1964 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Sheryl is remembered as a person who always could find the good in everything and helped to turn any bad situation into a good one. She was great as a positive guide for her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and planting flowers, breeding and raising cockatiel birds, and doing crafts. Sheryl and her family especially loved the new crafts projects she would come up with every year at Christmas time. They will continue to honor her passion for crafts and tradition.
Sheryl is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, James “Jim” McLaughlin; her sons, Justin Southern and Joshua Caldwell; her daughter, Ashley Southern; her mother, Carolyn Purcell; her sisters, Shannon and Sharon; 7 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.