Cherie LaVonne Cox of Cleveland, Ohio passed away June 16, 2020 at the age of 58. She was born to Shirley Ann Cox and Thurston Cox December 1, 1960 in Cleveland Ohio. Cherie was educated in the Cleveland public school system and went on to acquire various medical certifications. She confessed her life to Christ at an early age and again on February 7, 2017 with her daughter by her side.
Cherie had a sweet spirit a big heart and a great big smile. Even as a child Cherie’s vibrant and beautiful personality shown through. She never met a stranger and treated everyone the same as if she’d known them forever. Cherie worked 30 years in the medical field between WakeMed and Duke University Hospitals, that was her gift, to care for others.
She leaves to mourn five siblings, Charles Bryant Jr., Katrina Atkinson (Eddie), Chandra Brice (Anthony), Karla Cox and Kimberly Cox; one daughter, Tamika Martin, two sons, Devon Cox and Elijammin Cox; five grandchildren, Martez Claxton, Tywan Claxton, DeA’Jha Claxton, Chamari Atkinson and Kendrell Lowe; one great great-grandchild, Aiden Wilkins; three aunts, Hattie Ahmad, Sylvia Stewart and Georgina Cammon, and a host of cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by a son, Jerry Cox.
Sleep on sweet Cherie and take your rest, we love you, but God loved you best.
I AM FREE
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks undone must stay that away.
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
and, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,
good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me
God wanted me now:
He set me free.