Professional Profile: Sherri Brackin
This week The Greenville Advocate spotlights Sherri Brackin, site manager for Country Village Apartments in Greenville.
Q: When and where were you born?
A: Fayetteville, N.C., in 1956.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: Douglas Bird Senior High in Fayetteville, N.C.
Q: Where all have you lived?
A: Fayetteville, N.C.; Hawaii and Greenville.
Q: Where do you work? Tell us about your job/company.
A: I work for Morrow Realty. I am the site manager for Country Village Apartments. I started in August.
Q: What led you to your profession?
A: I was working at Dollar General in Greenville and the manager of Country Village at the time decided to step down. Well, her son shopped with us at the Dollar General and mentioned that his mother was retiring. My manager at Dollar General said it would be the perfect job for me. So, I applied, and didn’t think I’d get it, but here I am.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: The people here are great. They’re friendly, nice and appreciative. We just had our Thanksgiving meal and that was wonderful. I’m here to make sure these folks are taken care of.
Q: What was your first job?
A: Cape Fear Valley Hospital in North Carolina as a cashier.
Q: Who is the person who has been most influential in your life?
A: My parents, Guy and Ruth Little.
Q: If you could relive one day from your life, what day would you choose?
A: Probably my 29th birthday. It was the last birthday that I ever had because it was the last birthday before I turned 30. It was just the best ever. I didn’t want to have another party after my 29th and I haven’t since.
Q: What is your spouse’s name?
A: My husband’s name was Vick. He passed away in 1998.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: I have one son named David and three step-grandchildren – Hope, Heather and Hailey.
Q: If you could have anything for your last meal on earth, what would it be?
A: Filet mignon.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Ireland. I found out I have ancestry that goes back to Ireland.
Q: What hobbies do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I work for he Hank Williams Sr. Fan Club and absolutely love it.
Q: What do you enjoy about living and working in Greenville and Butler County?
A: I moved here from Mobile, so Greenville is much slower, but I really love it. The scenery around Greenville is beautiful.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone from your life or history, who would it be and why?
A: I would probably have lunch with Jesus. I have endless questions for him.
Q: Would you rather read a good book or watch a good movie and why?
A: Watch a good movie. I love “Gone With the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz” – any of the classics.
Q: What moment in your life has had the biggest impact on you?
A: The day I got married. That day changed everything. Your live becomes we and not me.
Q: What would be the No. 1 thing on your Bucket List?
A: Going to Ireland.
Q: If you could describe your morals in three words, what would they be?
A: Kindness, loving and laughter.
Q: How would you like to be remembered?
A: I would just like to be remembered, however, people want to remember me, I’m fine with it.