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Celebration of Life
Scripture: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14: 1-3
Clark G. Cherry, Jr was born to Delores Cherry Westbrook and the late Clark G. Cherry, Sr. on January 14, 1966 in Hardin County, Savannah, TN. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
He attended Apostolic Church of God in Matteson, Ill.; under the leadership of Rev. Andrew D. Singleton, Jr. Clark was diligent in serving and learning about the Almighty God.
He attended McNairy Central High School in Selmer, TN. Upon completion of his high school educational studies, Clark enrolled at Union University, Jackson, TN; and received a B.S. degree. He later moved to Chicago and continued his academic studies while receiving accreditations from Career Academy (Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant); Malcolm X College (Paramedic Licensure); Blackstone School of Law (Legal Assistant & Paralegal Certificate); Pharmacy Technician School (Pharmacy Technician); and Olive Harvey College (Certified Nurse Assistant). His employment history includes: Ms. Sullivan Pies, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Michael Reese Hospital and John Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his inspiration to work in the medical field continued as a registration clerk and long term Emergency Room Pharmacy Technician until retirement in 2021.
Clark’s endurance, persistence and commitment to his career in the medical field, enticed him to advance his studies so he could be exceptional to anyone in his care. His character enlightened everyone with a pleasant personality and warm smile.
Clark leaves to cherish his memories: a long- time friend: April Casey of Chicago, Ill; a son, Isaiah Casey of Jackson, TN; a daughter, Gabrielle Cherry of Chicago, Ill; his mother, Delores Cherry Westbrook (Jerry), of Selmer, TN; a brother, Levon Woods (Wanda) of Chicago, Ill; two sisters, Michelle (Tony) Coleman of Mt. Juliet, TN; and Lisa Cherry of Jackson, TN; two uncles, Thomas (Mildred) Nichols of Adamsville, TN. Gary (Melanie) Nichols of Selmer, TN; and one aunt, Madine Nichols, Selmer, TN; six nephews: Anthony, Caleb and Christian Coleman, Demaji Williams, Junius and Keyshaun Dirkins, three nieces: Kimandria Rose, Tyneshia Dirkins, and Dorijah Cherry; and a host of cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.
Clark was preceded in death by his father; Clark G. Cherry Sr; Jack and Millie Cherry (grandparents), Albert and Dora Nichols (grandparents), Melecia Y. Cherry (niece) and other beloved ones.