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Celebration of Life for Edna L. Brown Cherry

The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire

 

Edna L. Brown-Cherry was born to William L. Brown Sr. and Vernice M. (Ransom) Brown – she was the eldest sibling of five and was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Edna attended Dunbar Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, and Central High School. She was an honorary Alumni of the 1963 “Unique Class”/Booker T. Washington High School.

Edna L. Brown-Cherry married her late husband, Edward L. Cherry Jr. (Cha-Cha), in 1977.  Edna voiced on many occasions that Cha-Cha was the calm to her storm.

Edna was a beautiful woman who dedicated her life to working with Youth. She began this journey at Sam Houston Elementary, went on to volunteer as a football coach for Chamberlain Park, and eventually made her way to Raymond S. McLain High School, working security throughout the 80’s.  At Raymond S. McLain, she affectionately gained her name “Momma Cherry” and created bonds with many of her students lasting the rest of her life.

Edna went on to work for Tulsa County Juvenile Department, continuing to pour into the lives of youth throughout the 90’s. She retired as Main Control Operator from Tulsa County Juvenile Department in 2007.

Edna is survived by her Children & Stepchildren, V. Lynette McClendon-Mangawe, James G. Broadnax III, Stephen L. Broadnax (Tonya), and Misty D. Cherry (Tre`), Christopher Cherry-Jones (Terry), Terence Cherry, Demeta Gibbs-Brewer, and Daiquiri Penn; Sisters Amelia D. Brown and Kathy L. Brown-Banks; a host of Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, Bonus Children, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and many more that are loved as Family.

 

Memorial Service – Celebration of Life

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St. Paul A.M.E.

6308 East Apache

Saturday April 9th, 2022 at 11 am

In lieu of flowers – Please send donations to: Cash App – $VernittaMangawe

Two Organizations will be gifted in the name Edna L. Brown-Cherry.

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