I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Cadenhead Fletcher. She was a great mentor to me during my years as a faculty member in the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi. She had a unique way of motivating faculty and students to strive for excellence. Please accept my condolences in your loss.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. You have made a significant impact in both our lives and if we can assist you in any way please let us know.
Our prayers are with you and your family
Jim, I am sorry for the loss of your sister Gerry. May God give you and your family comfort and peace.
Saddened to hear about Dr. Cadenhead-Fletcher's passing. I worked with her at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. She was a wonderful administrator who had the respect of all. I was so happy when I heard she married Col. Tyler Fletcher, whom I worked for many years ago while I attended USM. May the Lord bless your family during this time of grief. I'm sure she is already surrounded in Heaven by people she has touched along the way. God bless you all.
We are sorry to hear of Gerry's death. You have our deepest sympathy.
Pink Williams family
I am truly saddened by the loss of Gerry. My condolences to the family at this time, especially to Tyler, Jim and Betsy. The Cadenhead family played a large part of my childhood, and I will be eternally grateful. Gerry was a kind and gentle soul, the world has lost one of its finest, and heaven now has a new angel.
I had the pleasure of knowing Gerry in many capacities. As a student myself, a colleague, and as a steadfast Dean and string leader. She had a certain peace about her, an aura if you will. She is a legacy. Rest in peace in your inherited kingdom.
I am shocked and saddened by Gerry's untimely death. My sympathy to her family,especially to Tyler.
The world, as well as the profession of nursing, has indeed lost a gem. I had the distinct honor of having Dr. Cadenhead as my dean when I was an undergraduate and graduate student as well as during my employment in the College of Nursing. She was a role model, mentor, and unmatched leader for the College. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. I am truly blessed to have known her.
I had the pleasure of knowing Gerry for only a few short years, but I am deeply touched by her passing, and I will miss her. She was a wonderful woman.
God is near to those that are broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. God will sustain you and help you to endure.
Thoughts of sympathy are with your family at this difficult time. May the peace of God be with your family at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Gerry. We worked together at Memorial, she was such an inspiration to others and always the professional lady! She will be sorely missed.
Please take comfort in the fact that Dr. Cadenhead Fletcher touched lives and she will be missed by many. Dr. Cadenhead Fletcher hired me as I made a transition from nursing practice to academia. She was a very calming and wonderful first "Dean" to have mentor me through that transition. I thank GOD for her influence in my life. I pray for peace for her family in this very sad time. Cindy Welch
What shock to learn of Gerry's sudden death. She and I were classmates in nursing school at Baylor. After graduation, we live together for several years and enjoyed many activities. Her death will leave a gap in many people's hearts. Bettye Gauthreaux, Baylor Class 1961
Dr. Cadenhead will be greatly missed. She gave me the opportunity to begin working as administrative assistant in faculty/student services at USM in 1997. She was a wonderful leader and was very supportive of all her employees. I cherish wonderful memories of her and USM nursing. My prayers go out to her family for comfort during this time.
A very important person who touched so many lives. You are missed already!
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family. Camellia Hospice
Tyler, my thoughts and prayers are with you. So many will miss Gerry. She was special and touched many lives; she made the world a better place. I cherish the memories of working with her and having fun on our trips to watch USM football. Faye
Gerry was the Dean of the USM School of Nursing in Hattiesburg when we graduated in 1983. Gerry then came to Memorial and I got to work with her again for several years. She was a wonderful administrator. She had a great sense of humor and was gracious. I am so lucky to have been able to know and work with her.
I have seen Dr. Cadenhead-Fletcher in the halls of the College of Nursing many times since I came to work here in 2005. She was always very pleasant and very nice to talk with. I will pray for her familys guidance during this difficult time. May God bless her and them all.
Gerry will be missed. She provided significant leadership both educating and mentoring new nurses and in continually 'giving back' to the profession of nursing!
Sorry to her of the lost of your wife, Gerry. Prayers and blessings on you and your family. Butch and Peggy
Gerry was a wonderful dean and nursing colleague who recruited me to USM during a very important time for me and my then adolescent & urban family. I am so grateful to Gerry for her offering me a faculty appointment at a time I needed a gentler place than West Philly to parent my children. The small community of Hattiesburg and USM was the perfect solution. At USM, my kids were in and out of the SON and knew many of my faculty colleagues, including Gerry, by first names. Everyone thrived with the caring, supportive academic environment. Jared is now teaching at a West Philly school; Z is in PhD program at UF; & Marlow is a teachers aide in a special needs elementary classroom in Madison. Also, with support from faculty and the SON, I was able to combine nursing academics and research/scholarship and began the most productive time of my academic career.
Upon leaving USM, I moved to Florida to be closer to my elderly mother and sister, who needed much care and assistance. First, I was at FSU, then I moved to the program at VSU. Since 2004, I have also been teaching p-mh nursing at FAMU during summers.
My thoughts are with Gerry's nursing colleagues, friends, and family during this time.
Sincerely, Selen Lauterbach