TOCCO, Sherri Beth, age 51 of Spring Hill, Florida, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at her home. She was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida and was a lifelong resident of the area. Sherri worked for Winn-Dixie Supermarket for 16 years, starting out as a cashier and working her way up to manager, before becoming a stay at home mom and homemaker. She was an 11 year survivor of breast cancer and was Christian by faith. Survivors include her husband, Edward; son: Dominic Tocco of Spring Hill, FL; parents: Sherrill & Elizabeth Insco of Brooksville, FL and brother & sister-in-law: Jeff & Angie Insco of Ocala, FL. Memorial services will be conducted 11:00am, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group of Hernando County or HPH Hospice.
When Sherri had her first chemo treatment, she was sitting by the window at the cancer center. A dragonfly sat on the outside of the window the entire time. She said she felt it was her grandmother watching over her. The spiritual meaning of a dragonfly is transformation. According to Spirit Animal, a dragonfly appears when you are going through life changes. The dragonfly represents change and light. If one appears, it might be a sign that you should make changes to your life that bring light and happiness into your world. This person will also tend to keep a light positive outlook even when things look grim and dark. A dragonfly also represents adaptability. A dragonfly is flexible and can change its flight patterns with little effort. If this insect appears in your life, it symbolizes you need a new perspective. You have to be flexible and accept change, even if it is difficult. The dragonfly represents tackling adversity with a brave face. Even during times of struggle, when you are not comfortable with the changes in your life, you have to focus on the positive and be joyful. That is what Sherri did!
Sherri’s family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Florida Cancer Specialists for their outstanding support over the past 11 years.
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