Cheryl Christina Meadows from Jacksonville, Florida formerly of Clarksville, Tennessee passed away peacefully following a two-year battle with Leukemia, entering Heaven’s gates Sunday Morning, April 19, 2020 surrounded by her three devoted children, Eric, Tonya and Niki.
Cheryl was born to the late L. M. Ellis, Sr. and Sadie Ellis on September 4, 1945 in Woodlawn, Tennessee. She graduated from Burt High School and attended Austin Peay State University. She had a 32-year career working for the Federal Government as a Civil Service Worker until she retired in 2000.
Cheryl enjoyed a long faith-filled life, and made it her mission to “speak life”, and encouragement into all she met. She was a devoted Christian woman who greatly enjoyed being surrounded by the never-ending love of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed preparing meals for family particularly for holiday gatherings. She enjoyed reading, doing word searches, coloring and watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke. Cheryl was a faithful member of New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Wortha D. Tompkins, Pastor.
Cheryl was survived by her husband, Rev. Walter L. Meadows, Jr.; her beloved children, Eric Dove (Tonya), Tonya Lynn Chasten (Robert) and Ranida Lavonne (Niki) Meadows of Jacksonville, FL; stepson, Walter G. Meadows of Lakeland, FL; proud grandmother of 8 beautiful grandchildren, Jaylon Dove, Jonathan Chasten, Ciara Dove-Reid (Taylor), Cheyla Chasten, Brandon Dove, Jaden Chasten, Jada Chasten and Nahla Howard; she was loved by her sisters, Susie Barker and Mary Laverne Bryant; and her brother, L. M. Ellis, Jr. (Mary).
Cheryl was adored by all who knew and loved her. She departed from this world, but never from our hearts leaving numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, in-laws, other relatives, close friends and former co-workers who’s lives she also touched.
Cheryl, aka Mama, Gram, Mamasan and Nanny asked that we all honor her legacy by remembering when faced with the opportunity, please provide help for those that are mentally and physically sick, the elderly, and or abused/neglected women and children of our community because something as simple as a smile, and embrace, clean clothing, food, hot meal, little financial assistance or even an encouraging word can dramatically change their lives for the better. ISAIAH 40:31 (Sunrise 9-4-45/Sunset 4-19-20).
In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in memory of our dear mother, Cheryl Meadows to either Community Hospice, Hubbard House or the Leukemia Foundation.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Northside is serving the family.
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