Marie B. Cherry of Williamston went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 8, 2012. Born in Bath, North Carolina on June 25, 1923, Mrs. Cherry lived a blessed and rich life of 89 years. She lived in Williamston all of her married life and enjoyed having a large family as well as career as a licensed practical nurse. Marie was known for her positive and encouraging outlook on life. She loved people from all walks of life and never met a stranger.
Mrs. Cherry is survived by her husband, Raymond S. Cherry of 50 years; six children and their families; Greg Godard and wife, Melinda, Ginger Godard Parnell and husband Mike, Paula Godard Leibrandt, Eric Godard and wife Beverly, Jackson Cherry Boyum and husband Russ, and Sandy Cherry and wife Vanessa; 12 grandchildren, Melissa Cherry Jones, Elizabeth Godard Boswell, Trent Godard, Brandon Cherry, Justin Parnell, Katy Leibrandt, Kelly Leibrandt, Maggie Leibrandt, Samantha Boyum, Jackie Leibrandt, Sydney Boyum, and Rachel Cherry; and 4 great-grandchildren, Trey Jones, Jackson Jones, Brody Cherry, and Garrett Boswell. She is survived by one brother, Marvin Boyd, of Bath.
Mrs. Cherry was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Ellen Boyd; husband, Melvin Godard; son, Wayne "Rock" Cherry; grandchildren, Bobby Leibrandt and Eric and Beverly Godard twins; sister, Ruth McGowan; and Boyd brothers, Leon, Felton, Harold, Winslow, Earl, Holmes and Grover.
The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm followed by A Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Walker Funeral Home, 414 North Haughton Street, Williamston, NC. Interment will be at Martin Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contribution may be made to Mrs. Cherry's beloved New Hope Baptist Chapel, 5214 Park Street, Williamston, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.walkerfh.net
Walker Funeral Home of Williamston is serving the Cherry family.