Last month we lost two very important people in the Michigan medical marijuana movement. Laura Sherman and Robert Cameron were both advocates for cannabis oil, AKA Rick Simpson Oil. They also both were very active in Traverse City communities and have roots in Flint Michigan.
I am glad to have known both of these amazing individuals. I met Laura at my house several years back singing the blues with the friend that introduced us, Roy The Glass Boy. Boy could she sing, especially The Blues Won’t Burn. Robert came into Michigan Organics a few years ago and Introduced us to D&D Oil Company, supplying medical patients with high quality Simpson oil.
Laura Marie DeVille-Sherman, 47, of Traverse City, passed away on June 15, 2016.
Born on May 20, 1969 in Flint, Laura entered the world with a smile that would light up a room and even into the last moments of her life on earth she could still do the same.
Her beautiful soul and selfless ways turned a friend for a minute into a family member for life in her book.
As a member of the Grand Traverse Band, Laura volunteered endless hours with the National Cherry Festival for the Native American Culture during Heritage Days, helping with the float, educating the community and enjoying the company of complete strangers, as soon they too would be friends.
In addition to all her dedication and hard work with the tribe, Laura spent many hours educating, fundraising and speaking on behalf of hemp oil and cannabis for medical purposes. Laura, a 10 year cancer fighter, always beat the odds and the diagnosis.
Laura would use her voice to advocate and also her voice to follow one of her greatest passions. Laura was the lead singer of Choice Meats, a band that has stood by her during some of the worst and helped to keep her spirits high with a song.
Laura is survived by her daughter Madison, and son Tyler.