Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge Sherri Thurmond Smith lost her battle with cancer last night. She originally contracted breast cancer in 2011 and then it re-apear in 2017 as lung cancer.
Judge Sherri Smith was elected in 1994 and has been serving the Jackson county ever since.
Judge Smith gained a bit of a local following after she took to her Facebook to detail the functions of Magistrate Courts. Smith said, “I have come to the conclusion there are really a lot of people out there that truly don’t know exactly what all the Magistrate Court and a Magistrate Judge does.”
Judge Smith posted for three days about the different functions of a local Magistrate Court.