Patricia White Cherry died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on May 22, 2010, after a long battle with pulmonary disease.
She was married to Thomas L. Cherry for fifty-five years and left to remember her constant love are her four children: Susan Cherry Keel and husband Ernie of Ahoskie, Anne Cherry Price and husband Hal of Clinton, Gail Cherry Richardson and husband Jack of Wilmington, and Thomas Carlton Cherry of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. ‘Mimi’ was adored by her seven grandchildren: Braxton, Ian, and Logan Kinlaw, Walt and Landis Joyner and Leslie and Paul Richardson.
She was born on May 30, 1932 in Sparta, North Carolina to the late P.S. and Nora Anderson White. She was preceded in death by her sister Peggy White Brake. She was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College with a degree in primary education. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. After growing up in Swansboro and Leggett, North Carolina, Patricia spent her married life in Ahoskie. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie since 1958 and was a member of the Hannah Brown Sunday School Class.
Showing love and concern for her family and friends, her life will be remembered for her good nature, winning smile, and words of wisdom.
A Memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie and at other times at the home of Thomas L. Cherry.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to University Hospice, 521 Myers St., Ahoskie, NC 27910 or COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL, 33133.
To Tom and your family, I offer my condolences. “Time heals all wounds”. I do not necessarily agree. I think time teaches us to live with wounds. May you loving memories sustain you while you learn to live with your loss. Sincerely, Dorothy
I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a wonderful person who loved her family, friends and her life. Please know that I am thinking of you all
Dear Gail,Anne,Susan, Thomas,
I was so sad to hear about your mothers passing. I was just in Murfressboro last weekend for a visit and ran into the Copelands who told me that she was very ill and that you all had been caring for her. She was such a sweet and kind lady and a great part of my childhood. I have been crying and teared eyes since I heard the news. Your mother was such an inspiration and loving person. I know this is a hard time for everyone and especially today has to be so difficult. I wish I could be there to share in her memory and life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope to see you soon. Lots Of Love and Deep Sympathy. Thinking of you, Grace Brown
to the cherry family I would like to express our sorrow at the lost of your mother who will be sorely missed, and was a wonderful person.
Mrs. J.C. Evans
Ms. Pam Evans
Mrs. Victoria Evans Elliott
Dearest Tom and family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. I still remember the “good old days”, and I think of you often. Much love to all of you.
dear cherry family, sorry to hear of your loss. i know it will be a difficult time. we all used to have fun at the ridgecroft basketball games and i remember mrs cherry’s support. take care. karen “ward” garriss.
My sincere sympathy and condolences to
the family. Losing a mother and spouse is very hard. May you be blessed with wonderful memories. My heart goes out to each of you.
My family wants you to know that we are there with you in spirit even though we may not be able to endure another funeral this week. My Mom has received a double blow with losing my Dad and losing her best friend. Our love is with you and we know that our parents are in a better place with no pain.
Love from the Byrds & Vaughans
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time