Elizabeth (Gloria) Cherry

Elizabeth (Gloria) Cherry, age 75, a resident of Beacon, departed this life suddenly on Wednesday, October 13, 2011. She was born on January 6, 1936 in Asheville, North Carolina, the fifth of eight children born to the late John and Pauline Cunningham Sullivan. Following the family’s relocation to Beacon, Elizabeth attended and was graduated from Beacon High School. Elizabeth was a devoted mother and started her family with the late Daniel Cherry, this union produced three children.
Elizabeth worked at IBM East Fishkill for 25 years and retired in 1993. A devout Christian, Elizabeth was an active member of the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She also served on the Usher Board, Birthday Tea, and Board Trustee.
Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memory her devoted children, daughter, Stephanie Cherry of Greensboro, NC and son, Darius Cherry of Beacon, granddaughter Daria Nicole of Kingston, NY, a sister Mrs. Rayford (Johnnie Mae) Sampson of Clinton, NC, a brother John Sullivan of Poughkeepsie, two brothers-in-law, Marcus N. Tate formerly of Beacon, residing in Buffalo, NY and Rayford Sampson of Clinton, NC a sister in law Ruth (Willie) Sullivan of Dallas TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was pre-deceased by her son Brian Keith Cherry, two sisters, Barbara J. Tate and Marion Johnson, and three brothers, Lewis, Willie, and Thomas Sullivan.
To those I love and those who love me…
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown but now it’s time I travel alone…
Visitation will be held Tuesday October 18, from 10:30 – 11:00 am, at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Main St. Beacon. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Frederick H. Mills Officiating. Interment will follow in Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made in memory of Elizabeth to The American Cancer Society on line at http://www.cancer.org
For directions or to send a personal condolence please visit Libbyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508

Date Of Service
Tuesday 10/18/2011 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

Location Of Service
Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church Main St. Beacon

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  1. Gregg P Robinson says:

    You are in my prayers and the Lord is with you always. May these words comfort you.

    Psalms 23

    The LORD Is My Shepherd
    A Psalm of David.

    1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3 He restoreth my soul:
    he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
    thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
    thou anointest my head with oil;
    my cup runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
    and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  2. kenneth wilson says:

    one things we must remember that god doesnt put more on us than we can bare.remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.you always in my thoughs and prays.i been were you are sitting and time it will get easy. love you kenneth&teresa wilson

  3. Shana Shay says:

    May God bless you and keep you in His arms in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Terry Preston says:

    Thinking of you and yours during this time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was special and I know you shared a special relationship with her. The pain of her loss will fade with time but the love and care you shared is timeless.

  5. Dee Carter says:

    May the fruit of the spirit carry you through this difficult time. I will always keep you in my daily prayers. The Lord will give you strength today and tomorrow.

  6. Elaine Hamilton says:

    Stumpie…my heart is breaking for you. I know what love you and your Mom had for each other. That alone will give you lots of wonderful memories. But I know how heavy your heart is right now. I wish we could have all been there for you, but you know we’ll be waiting with open arms when you get back to NC. As always you are in my heart and my prayers. Love to you…E

  7. Michael LaVeglia & Family says:

    To Darius, Stephanie,and all the family, May God keep you and comfort you during this time of mourning. Always will remember her everlasting smile. Coming home from work to see if we messed up the house. She was a GREAT WOMAN and will be truly missed. Prayers and blessings.

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