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.Print Obituary & Condolences