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Laura J. Cherry
February 19, 1946 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
“On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame. And I love that old cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. So, I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it some day for a CROWN”.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Laura J. Cherry who entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 6, 2023 at the Elizabeth City Health & Rehabilitation Center. Celebration of Life services will take place at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Windsor, North Carolina on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at the Cherry Family Cemetery in Windsor, North Carolina. A viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the church.
Laura was born on February 19, 1946 to the late Clarence and Rosa Cherry of Windsor, NC. She was the baby of their thirteen children. Her educational life began at John B Bond School in Lewiston, North Carolina. Later she graduated with Honors from South Western High School, Class of 1964. After graduating she moved to New York City to follow her dreams and to seek new adventures. One of the adventures was to work for the World Trade Center as an Accountant. She also was employed at Weill Cornell Medical Center, as a Lab Technician. Around 1976, Laura returned to North Carolina where she worked as a supervisor for Perdue Farms in both Lewiston and Robersonville. Later she was self-employed as a healthcare giver and also a caretaker at a group home in Windsor, NC. She was a faithful member of Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She was a member of the Food Bank Ministry, Missionary, Usher Board, and Choir. She was a woman of God and never feared sharing the many blessings she received. She would try her best to attend every service near or far. Her big beautiful smile never went unnoticed.
She leaves to Cherish her memories: One sister, Rosa Cherry Patterson of Clinton, MD and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Laura was preceded in death by her loving siblings Francis, Alice, Charleston, Georgia, Rudolph, Forrest, Raymond, Brodis, Alma, Dennis, and Horace.
Professional services of comfort have been entrusted to Adkins Memorial Funeral Home.