Sherry Dyson was born in Virginia, U.S..

Chris Gardner married Sherry Dyson.

Gardner's relationship with Sherry was detached, in part because he decided to abandon a medical career and also due to differences in their behavior. While still living with Sherry, he began an affair with a dental student named Jackie Medina, and she became pregnant with his child only a few months into the affair.

After three years of marriage to Sherry, Chris left her to move in with Jackie and to prepare for fatherhood.

Nine years elapsed before Chris and Sherry were legally divorced in 1986.

Sherry died on 7 April 2000.