Constance Cherria Maclin, 66, of Maple Heights, Ohio, entered heaven on 06 January 2021. Cherria was born to the late Charles Curtis and Constance Delores (Perry) Maclin, on 04 August 1954 in Decatur, Alabama. She followed in her late mother’s footsteps, living from those famous words; “You See the Glory, But You Don’t Know the Story”. Cherria attended John Adams High School; Class of 72′. Her interests were in, Criminal Law, the Sciences, the Arts (Proud Violinist/Dancer/Music Coordinator) and was a fearless notable Rebel Majorette. She met her high school sweetheart, Rickey Lee Lewis in 1970 and they married in 1973, in Cleveland Ohio. Together they had one awesome son, Dramal Dushone Rickey Lee Lewis. They divorced some years later. Cherria declared, now as a proud single Mom, to her God given son, “Dramal”.
Cherria always was a dedicated worker and a “Go Getter”. She worked effortlessly beginning with an internship and employment soon after high school with Nestles’/Stouffers, where her tenure commenced for more than 10 years. Her known work ethics to dedication and long hours paid off. Joyously and with selflessness, she loved spending her time off cooking for her family, son, son’s friends, and athletic teams throughout her son’s memorable journeys with Maple Heights Schools and athletic programs, making her even more proud to be mom. Becoming “Granny Mac” was a dream come true! “K-Lee and Macie, her heartbeats”. Granny Mac spent every minute making loving preparations for unforgettable sleepovers, their favorite Kalahari Resort getaways and all the fun filled activities they would have together with her, cousins/nephews, and family. Cherria’s love of cooking and service to others reached the community and evolved as a ministry of helps. She began some years later, CEO “Marked of God Ministry’s”, evangelizing and an author of 2 books.
Cherria went on to study Education; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice & Administration at Kent State University. This is where she became a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, following her proud little sisters’ footsteps (HBCU: AKA); Cherria went on during several years of employment to care for her Mom, her brothers, sister, son, and grandkid, as she continued her studies at the University of Phoenix and Graduated with Bachelor of Science; and master’s degrees (Cum Laude) with commendations.
Cherria pursued her passions, she worked as an Honorable Police Officer, Evangelist, Group Home Facilitator; Substitute Teacher for 50 plus collective years of service. Cherria retired from The Cleveland Clinic Special Security Unit; State of Ohio: Certified Foster Parent of Teen Girls; Cleveland Municipal School District in 2020. She preserved her proud and loved membership of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Lambda Phi Omega Chapter.
In addition to her parents, Cherria was preceded in death by brother, Charles Andre Maclin and son, T. Furcron.
Cherria is survived by son, Dramal Dushon Rickey Lee Lewis; granddaughters, Michaeley Lewis and Macie Lee; sister, Cheryl A. (Anthony) Maclin-Meridith; brothers, James D. Maclin, Mario L. Maclin, Terrell M. Maclin; nephews, James A. Maclin and La’Trell K. Meridith.
The Maclin/Lewis Family has entrusted Heritage Cremation Society with the arrangements. A Private Family Memorial has already been held at her request. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated “Ivy Beyond the Wall” memorial tribute will take place 1/31/21. A Joyous Reception will follow in HEAVEN. GOD will officiate the Ceremony.
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