Cheryl went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 8, 2020. She is the loving mother of 2 children and ‘Nana’ of 6 grand children. She is survived by her husband, David, of 36 years, her parents, as well as 2 brothers and a sister.
Cheryl’s first passion in life was her faith in Jesus Christ. She heard the gospel and put her trust in Christ in 1989 while attending Rainbow Grace Brethren Church in Eva Beach, Hawaii. Christ’s visible work in her life was evident in many ways, exuding all the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-24). She also had an ever-increasing love for God, His Word, and His people (1 John 5:1-5). She was an active member of St Petersburg Presbyterian Church in St Petersburg, Florida. Degree by degree God transformed her into His image during this earthly life until she took her last breath, whereby the Scriptures say that she is now fully glorified, not only with Jesus, but also like him, promised eternal life with pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
Another passion in Cheryl’s life was her family. Cheryl was the glue that held the family together. Birthday parties, sleepovers with her grandkids, vacations and any other social function were all meticulously planned and lovingly guided by her loving hands. She loved anything that had to do with Christmas, and started counting down the days 364 days ahead of time each year.
Her other passion was family counseling. From a young age God gave her this natural gift, which she shared with everyone who needed her listening ear. Later in life she completed her formal education, beginning with Eckerd College of St Petersburg in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Next, she studied online through Liberty University of Lynchburg Virginia in 2019 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling Marriage and Family. In honor of her accomplishment, the college is allowing her husband to receive her diploma in September, 2020 at the Liberty campus in Lynchburg. In attendance will be all of her children and grandchildren.
Cheryl will be sorely missed by many who knew her and loved her, but those who are trusting in Christ, including her husband, look forward to the day that they will be reunited with her in the loving arms of Jesus.