For insurance agent, Sherry Vance expecting the unexpected has been a way of life for her, both personally and professionally. In business for over 25 years, Vance provides insurance services for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations and unions through Aflac supplemental insurance and Transamerica.
“It’s important to have insurance and be prepared for anything that can come up,” said Vance. “Anything can change at any time, be it one’s health, death, accidents your business.”
While many choose not to carry insurance, Vance says they run great risks.
“You never think it can happen to you, but with insurance you can be prepared and have resources to help resolve issues and alleviate financial pressures during a crisis,” she said.
Vance enjoys helping those in need of honest and compassionate assistance, and understands firsthand the importance of preparation, after losing both parents at age 11.
She never allowed her circumstances to bring her down and instead used them as motivation to push forward, something extremely essential after learning her son Khalvyn Edmond, now 28, was born deaf. She is now an advocate for the deaf community, teaching elementary students and adults in the African American community sign language.
“We need my support for our people. It is my desire to show the need of interpreters in helping the deaf with every life tool to have a happy life,” Vance added.
A Richmond native, Vance graduated from Kennedy High School and received her Associate’s Degree in Mass Communications from Contra Costa College. She currently takes American Sign Language classes and also leads the Deaf Ministry at Acts Full Gospel Church of God in Christ, where she has been a member for 16 years.
“The love of Christ has helped me greatly personally and professionally. It is an honor to serve my clients, brothers and sisters in Christ and communicate with the Deaf community.”