Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry

Nathan Edward Cherry, 84, of 1813 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his residence. A native of Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late John Franklin Cherry and Estelle Pritchard Cherry. He was the husband of Fay Liverman Cherry and they were married for sixty-two years. He was a farmer.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Janet Fay Cherry of Cary, NC and Carol Denise Cherry of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Kenneth Edward Cherry and wife Terrie of Columbia, NC and Ronald Curtis Cherry and wife Amy J. Wheelock of Arlington, VA; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Elizabeth Seymour and two brothers, John Franklin Cherry and William Cherry.

A funeral service will be Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Betty Connette and Pastor Don Carter officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, November 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and immediately after the service in the funeral home lobby. A private burial will be for family. Flowers are welcome and donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Cherry family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Arnold Wiley

    Mrs.Fay, Ken, Janet, Ronnie and Carol … my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of loss. May God send His healing mercies to your hearts. My love to you all.

  2. Janet Riddick Roberson

    Ms Cherry, Ken, Janet, Ronnie & Carol, I’m so sorry to here about Mr Cherry, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you….

  3. Terressa (Schultz) McDougald

    I have wonderful memories of a gentle man who loved and worked hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap HIS loving arms around you all and give you the comfort you need. Love you all.

  4. Richard & Delores Seymour

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (Success)
    “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.”

    According to Emerson; Uncle Ed was a rich man; he was many things to me, as a kid I remember he taught me to drive a tractor, I’m sure I tried his patience many times; as I grew he was a friend and confidant. There was never a time when he wasn’t there to help. I always thought of him as a brother, and told him so many times.
    Faye, Ken, Janet, Ronnie and Carol our thoughts and Prayers are with you,we know that God will be with you and comfort you in the days to come. Ed will always live in your hearts’ as the good “ole” days are remembered.

  5. Joe & Gloria Landino

    I have many fond memories swapping farming and land development stories with Nathan Edward. My regrets for not visiting him in recent years. We send our sincere condolences to the family.

  6. Carole Overton

    To the Family &Friends of Mr.Cherry,I send my most deepest heartfelt condolences to yous all…..I went to dialysis with this man…..i grew to love him as he was part of my family,H e will be so missed by me as well as many others.He could always put a smile on peoples faces,He made me feel so special,always called me the pretty girl,H e never said my name i was just the pretty girl and as i read his obituary i see he had a daughter thats same name as mine,yes he did make me feel pretty.Today was 10-31,and I went to dialysis.he wasn’t there..I sure missed him.and will always have a special place in my heart……By what I know the Bible says He is at peace now,and thats how i shall leave it to he be left in GODS hands.I know he will be fine!!!To the family…….U had a wonderful man there in your life.cherish his memeories and knows yous will all be together again one day!!!Love yous all,Yous r all in my thoughts and prayers..and may you all be blessed,as you look to GOD 4 comfort.much love.hugsssssss Carole~~~~~~

  7. Carole Overton

    Here I am Again…..That was the most amazing video..I cried thru the whole thing.,but it sure was beautiful of his life.Peace be with yous all while going thru such a difficult time,My prayers will remain with yous.Take care of Mrs. Cherry..shes going to need yous all now,They where married 62 years wow…crowns in heaven for that,how blessed everyone was to have had him in your life.

  8. Jeffrey and Sherry waff

    Mr Cherry has forever left an impression on Sherry and I. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family in this time and always.

  9. Lisa Schultz Pitcher

    I have such awesome memories of the entire Cherry family from way back in the day. Mr. Cherry was always kind to me even though I pretty much lived at their home! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  10. Amy Wheelock

    Ed made me feel like a welcome member of the family always. I treasure the time I knew him. He will always be in my heart.

  11. Tom Vellenga

    I met Mr. Cherry only once or twice, but I know this: He and Mrs. Cherry raised my good friend, Ron, to be a man of unquestioned character, integrity, and good humor. It has been clear to his friends that Ron is a chip off the old block. I remember Ron speaking admiringly and with nostalgic humor of his dad. For these blessings and more, Julie and I mourn Mr. Cherry’s passing, and we celebrate his life. We send our love to the entire Cherry family.

  12. wayne and karen mathews

    What a fine man. Wonder childhood memories of the Cherry family on north rd street. Or thoughts and prayers to your family.

  13. Mary Heslin

    I never met Mr. Cherry, but, like Tom Vellenga, saw the results of his life in his son Ron. My best wishes to everyone in the family, and I hope you take comfort from being together and even find joy in your remembrances.

  14. Linda McClintock

    To The Cherry Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Cherry was such a nice man. I enjoyed chatting with him when we met on the street while walking our dogs.

    You are in my prayers.

  15. Gene and Lynnette Boyce

    Just wanted to let you know .. you are in our prayers.. memories we can treasure. Lifting the family with heart felt prayers.. and love .

  16. Chuck & Connie Williams

    Mr. Cherry was our neighbor and a good man. I remember when he farmed down our road — always waved and was friendly to all. My prayers are with the family.

  17. Karen Sykes

    That was the most absolute sweetest video I have ever seen. It brought back so many memories. Love my Uncle Ed and Aunt Faye and all my Cherry cousins so much. We will all miss him and remember him.

  18. Wayne M. Liverman

    Truly sorry for the passing of Uncle Ed. If farming is allowed in heaven, I know he will be in his element. Blessings to you and yours, Wayne and Dianna

  19. Mike Byrum

    I didn’t have the previledge of knowing Mr. Cherry as a young child nor as a young man. But I sure saw the light glow in his eyes as he told me about many life experiences, farming, family and the like as I updated him on some projects I was doing for him and Mrs. Cherry this past year. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. May you each experience a peace beyond understanding. Mr. Cherry is now pain free and has a quality of life far beyond what even the wisest of us all can fathom. Keep him in your heart, by each of you loving each other. That’s what he would want.

  20. Durwood and Alma Dean Cooper and Family

    Memories of love, laughter, and fellowship are the treasures of life, and may they comfort you during this time of loss. As you celebrate the life of Mr. Nathan Cherry please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  21. Edward Pearce

    Fay and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ed Cherry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Mary Ann Aydlett

    Janet and family,
    You are all in my prayers at this difficult time. May God be with you.

  23. Sheila Paige

    Janet, So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your entire family. Love you! Sheila

  24. Margaret Evans

    Dear Janet and the Cherry family,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I never met him, but the video gave me some sense of his life and I appreciated the chance to see it.
    I am praying for your comfort and strength.

  25. Susan Leathers Burnette

    Janet, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So commendable that your parents were married 62 years! The video was very special!

  26. Em Pedroza

    Dear Janet,
    I was just writing your Christmas card and needed to google your address when this news of your Dad’s passing came up. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad must have been very special because you have been such a special person in our lives. Our prayers and condolences are with you and your family.

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