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603 South Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
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Verlone Cherry

Verlone Lee Cherry

Friday, June 13th, 1952 - Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Psalm 23:4 " Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

All Is Well… Safely Rest!
Mr. Verlone Lee Cherry was born in Iredell County on June 13, 1952, and was the son of the late Edward Cherry and Omie Lee Allison Cherry. He departed this life on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Maple Leaf Health Care in Statesville, NC following an extended illness.
He was a High School graduate and served with the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He was a member of the Earnest Morgan American Post #217, the Marine Corp League, the Iredell County Veterans Service Council and the Iredell County Burial Detail. At one time, he was employed by Carnation Milk. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, USA, and at the time of his death was a Trustee and the Moderator of the Trustee Board. He served faithfully in the church working with the Sunday School each Sunday, sang in the Choir, and assisted with the Children’s Ministry.
He was the President of the Owls and Owlette’s Social Club and was a member of the Bristol Road Senior Citizens. He loved singing and was a member of the All Male Choir, blessing countless people with his anointed music. He was a handyman in the community, always assisting senior citizens with projects at their homes with no monetary gain.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life four siblings, Gwinlynn Cherry and Shelia Yvonne Cherry, both of Kannapolis, Veneta Cherry of Concord and Michael Cherry of Smithfield; his god mother, Margaret Campbell of Statesville; a host of nieces and nephews including, Wanda (Kevin) Shaw, Rashad Connor, Kevin Shaw, Jr., Lamont Sturgis, Jamel Sturgis, N. Brittany Cherry and Donnell Sturgis; a special cousin, Gloria “Bonnie” (Cotton) Sharpe; the Calvary Presbyterian Church Family, American Legion Post #217, Iredell County Veterans Service Council, Marines Corps, the Owls and Owlettes, Bristol Road Senior Citizens, other relatives and dear friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Bishop Michael Reinhardt will officiate and Reverend Timothy Bates will eulogize. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery in Salisbury on Friday Morning, March 13, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home where members of the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence of his sister, Gwinlynn Cherry, 6141 Avolon Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081, at other times.
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    603 South Center Street
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    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 1:00pm
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Pastor Timothy Bates
    Bishop Michael Reinhardt

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Posted at 10:56am
Sorry for your loss. Verlone was always will be help others.He will be missed.

Posted at 10:51am
We are so sorry for your loss. Vernon was always willing to help were ever needed. He will be missed.
Henry & Faye Shephard

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Posted at 07:39am
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Mr. Verlone Cherry family. I am so sorry of your loss. May you continue to find comfort from the scriptures knowing that our Heavenly Father will comfort you during this time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4)
Gwinlynn, Shelia, Veneta, Michael, Margaret and the rest of the family we can look forward to the promises our God made at Isaiah 33:24 and Revelations 21:3-5 when no one will say I am sick, and all our pain, sorry and even death will be no more. Than another scripture will be fulfilled by our Lord and Savior at John 5:28,29 when he will resurrect our love ones. May you all have peace. Many prayers are with you.

Posted at 04:07pm
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to “cherry “ family, it was a pleasure to know him and to work with him at maple leaf, he told me last week during a session as he walked up and down the hall, with that loud laugh lol he told me “I’m walking up out of here” something special happened and he gained his wings and entered Into eternal rest, we’re I’m sure he has a new body. Those last moments with him, we prayed and with sadness, I watch as he transitioned. Love to you all.

Mauney Allison Family

Posted at 09:14am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. God's grace and blessing be with you.
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