by David Shannon
The memory of Dorothy Cherry is treasured in our minds and hearts as a beautiful, neatly dressed woman who adorned herself inwardly with God’s graces and the Spirit’s fruit! She was born in Celina, Tennessee and grew up in Red Boiling Springs. After marrying the late Hugh Cherry they moved to Nashville raising three children; James, Glenn and Wanda Powers. Mrs. Dorothy retired from Rudy’s Farm after 30 years of employment. In later years she loved three things; Her family, Her Lord and His church, and the Senior Citizen Center.
The days before her death when she was so weak she found the strength to smile and visit with her six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren she loved dearly.
She loved the congregation at MJ. She actively participated in the Ladies Bible Class on Tuesdays always giving LeAnn words of encouragement after each class. She owned a wore out Bible and considered worship and class the most important times of the week. When she was expressing to her doctor how weak she had become she stated, “I am so tired I can’t even go to church.” This was the worse scenario to Dorothy.
She didn’t waste words or speak in circles. She never complained and courageously endured seven years after the doctors told her one year. She was kind, sweet, humble and quiet. She is missed, but we rejoice in her success for she lived and died in the Lord!