Benny Sherman Memorial Fund

$10,686 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 164 people in 45 months
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Benny. Benny was a vibrant, funny and cheerful guy who loved his family.

Please help us raise up this precious family during these difficult days by making a donation to cover Benny's funeral costs and grant Emmerlee and Marty a financial cushion while they grieve the loss of their son. All donations will go directly to the Sherman Family.

We continue to keep Emmerlee, Marty, Liv and Nick in our thoughts and prayers.
Emmerlee's post on Facebook:

Dear friends and family,

Early this morning my son Benny passed away suddenly due to respiratory complications.

Benny was truly one of a kind. He worked at the movie theater in Burnsville and was the biggest movie buff around. When he wasn’t watching movies or TV he was playing video games and chattin’ people up on Facebook. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a goofy, outgoing, positive dude. We can only hope that he’s walking around heaven and watching an advanced screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

For those who would like to pay their respects to Benny and our family there will be a visitation at the White Funeral Home in Apple Valley on Sunday March 8th from 1-4 pm. The funeral will be held at Unity Christ Church in Golden Valley on Monday, March 9th at 11 am with a 1 hour visitation prior to the service with a reception to follow.

Thank you so much for all the love and support we've already felt from family and friends during this difficult time.

Benny's Obituary




**I am a friend of Emmerlee's and in a women's photography group called STAY STRONG with her. Emmerlee has been tireless in her kindness to me and countless others in STAY STRONG. It is now our turn, in this very sad time, to help Emmy and her family. If you need to contact me directly, you can do so through GoFundMe. I promise to get back to you as soon as I can.


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WE DID IT! We hit $10,000 and then some. What an amazing group of people you are.

The Sherman Family has surrounded themselves with kind, caring, loving, and amazing people over many years, and this little family has covered this family in love in a difficult time.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. If I could hug each and every one of you, I would.


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Good afternoon. I am just totally in awe of everyone's amazing spirits and kind words about Benny. He was an incredible person, and it shows through all the stories I've read. While we've fully funded tomorrow's funeral, there will be so many more upcoming expenses for the Sherman Family. I just know we can make it to 10k- we are less than $1,000 away. Again, thank you everyone. You have shown that a community can rally around a family that has given so much to all of us. Please keep sharing this page and praying for the Sherman Family.
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We are less than $200 away from fully funding Sweet Benny's funeral. Thank you, everyone, for the outpouring of support.

Emmerlee wants you all to know that they feel your good thoughts and prayers and are so grateful for all of you.

Please keep sharing so that the Sherman family has one less worry.
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In just one day, we've received donations from nearly 90 people. That is just incredible. We are 65% of our way to our goal.

We found out yesterday that Benny's funeral is $8,200. We would love to be able to cover that cost for the family.

Please continue to share Benny's beautiful story with others. Watch a good movie today. Say hello to an old friend. And please keep Benny's friends and family in your thoughts.
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$10,686 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 164 people in 45 months
Created March 3, 2015
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Patricia Pentecost
44 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Jim & Cindy Graham
45 months ago

Thanks for asking for help, we are so glad to help... Cindy & I are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers...

Erin Prindle
45 months ago

Memories live forever!!! Thank you for the reminder to always be grateful for the time we have with our loved ones ♥

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