William Cherry

William Cherry

It is with greatest sorrow we announce the death of our husband, father and grandfather, William Thomas Cherry, Sr., 86, who died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at his residence.  Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of the late John Franklin and Martha Pritchard Cherry and was the husband of Barbara Ann Lamb Cherry.  Mr. Cherry attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.

 In addition to his wife, Mr. Cherry is survived by two sons, William Thomas Cherry, Jr. and wife, Mary, and  Donald Yates Cherry and wife, Deborah of Elizabeth City, NC; two daughters, Michele C. Blanchard and husband, William of Elizabeth City and Denise C. Whitfield and husband, Todd of Greenville, NC and a brother, Nathan Edward Cherry and wife, Faye, of Elizabeth City, NC.  Mr. Cherry was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Frances Seymour and a brother, John Franklin Cherry, Jr.  

 A funeral  service will take place Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, in Elizabeth City, NC with the Rev. Kevin K. Senn officiating.  The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel.  The family wishes to express a special thanks to Diane Barber of Albemarle Home Care. Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 109 Chadburn Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Cherry family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Rose Donahue

    Dear Tom and Family,
    Please know that my thoughts are with you now.
    I like to think release from human conditions and constraints allows for infinite possibilities.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Rose Donahue

  2. Rhonda & Jesse Wood

    Michele, William and Cherry Family,
    You are in our thoughts & prayers now & in the days ahead.

    With our sympathy,
    Jesse & Rhonda Wood

  3. Ronnie Williams

    Our Prayers are with You in this time of sorrow Trust God to get You through this time.
    With all our Love,
    Ronnie and Clair

  4. Sarah McLawhorn Harris

    Donald…so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My heart and prayers are with you now and in the weeks to come. Enjoy you memories and the time with your family right now.

    Sarah Harris

  5. Pat Hollingsworth

    Mrs. Cherry, Tommy, Donald, and family,

    All of you were part of my childhood at Grace Methodist Church. I can see Mr. Cherry with his quick smile greet me with wit and charm. I liked him and Mrs. Cherry who always seemed to steer Tommy and Donald with a steady hand. I know the love you all have for one another will sustain you in this time of grief. May Godbring you comfort.


    Patricia Jackson Hollingsworth

  6. Marie Whitfield

    Don, I am so sorry about your dad’s passing, and I want you to know that I wish you and your family to know God will be with you in this time of need. Just know that I can feel what you are feeling and understand that you and your family feel a loss. Trust in our Lord above to be with you always.
    Your friend, Marie Whitfield

  7. Jane Hearn Hill

    Tommy and all the Cherry family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. We send our condolences.
    Jane and Ron Hill

  8. Janet Klein

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

  9. Jenny Tatum

    Donald, Tommy, Mrs. Cherry and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Let your wonderful memories of him comfort you and live long in your hearts.
    Brownie and Jenny Tatum

  10. Gene and Lynnette

    Gene and I want you to know that we lift you in prayer and we want you to know we have you in our thoughts..

  11. Tracy Lassiter Polk

    Denise and family- I just saw where your father had passed away. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I just lost my sweet mama after a very long and frustrating year. It’s been 2 weeks today. No one prepares you for this. My heart is heavy. One day at a time is all I have to offer. Love you all.

    Tracy and Jim Polk

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