Cheryl Anne Lavender

Born in Bossier City, LA on December 18, 1953

Departed on May 15, 2011 and resided in Fairview, TN

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LAVENDER, Cheryl Anne passed away on Sunday, May 15th, 2011. She was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, on December 18th, 1953. She was the daughter of James Donald Ratcliffe and Wanda Jean Ratcliffe nee Lawson. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, John Allen Lavender; daughter Holly Katheryn Lavender and husband David James Myers, III; daughter, Kylee Michelle Lavender; son Samuel Glenn Lavender; brother, Douglas Wayne Ratcliffe Angie; grandson Aiden Patrick Lavender. Cheryl was passionate about many things. She was an artist at heart. She taught herself to draw, do wood burning, pastels and other forms of art. She was a poet and she even had some of her poems published. She also loved music and was able to teach herself to play the guitar. She loved the outdoors and she especially loved to look at flowers and hummingbirds. She also loved all kinds of science fiction television and movies, including Doctor Who, Sliders, Fringe, Star Trek and Star Wars. She was a huge Titans fan and loved cheering them on with her family. Cheryl was a wonderful wife and mother. She cared deeply for her family and put them ahead of herself. It was very important to her that she introduced her children to her Savior and she raised them to know Him and the church. She had a heart for helping others in need, volunteering her time to work with church ministries and youth groups. She believed that the Lord would use her in the lives of others, and He did just that. Above all, Cheryl loved to have fun. She was a kid at heart and she loved playing friendly jokes on friends and family. She will be forever missed. A Life Celebration will be held 2pm Friday with burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2hrs prior until time of service at .HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 615-646-9292. www.afamilylegacy.com

5 Comments to Cheryl Anne Lavender

  1. Pastor Tom Lutz
    May 18, 2011 12:00 am

    Dear John,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you with the loss of Cheryl. We loved the two of you immensely. May God be your shelter for days to come. Pastor Tom & Sue Lutz

  2. David & Brenda Myers
    May 18, 2011 12:00 am

    So sorry for John and his family’s loss…

    Cheryl is praising her saviour right now…
    We will see her again

  3. Karen Thoms
    May 19, 2011 12:00 am

    That obituary was a lovely tribute to Cheryl. She was an important part of a small church I was in in the 1980’s. I remember with love celebrating Thanksgiving one year with her family and our circle of friends. I recently reconnected with her on FB. I am so sorry for your loss! May God give you the grace and peace you need during this difficult time.

  4. Jeff & Nannette DeBolt
    May 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Cheryl has always been a testimony of GOD’s grace. We have many memories with you all, including Tim & Gina. We send you our condolences and prayers in such a time of stress and shock.

  5. David Turner
    May 20, 2011 12:00 am

    I met Mrs. Lavender only once but found her to be a very sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all.
    David and Randi Turner
    Concord, North Carolina