Mary Cherry

Mary E. Cherry (Poe)

Sunday, August 17th, 1930 - Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Mary Ellen Poe Cherry was born August 17, 1930 in Arkansas to Jessie Maxey and Maurice Poe. She departed this life July 10, 2020 at age 89. Mary loved to fish, bird watch, her cat Prissy and being outside in nature. She loved and lived her faith and was a member of Ovilla United Methodist Church where she enjoyed Bible study and singing in the choir. She was also a member of Ellis County Christian Women’s group. Mary retired from Bell Helicopter after 35 years of service as an administrative assistant.

Mary is survived by her nieces and nephews, Dianne Clark, Rocky Stone, Jr. and Darci, Cathey Tarleton and Dwight, Chuck Bridges and Karen and Mike Bridges and Melissa, numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Wynell Cockrill and Betty Conger; brother-in-law, Larry Cherry and Gerry; aunt, Kitty Cherry Simpson, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and sister-by-choice Patsy Cavender.

She was preceded in death by her favorite fishing partner and beloved husband James Lloyd Cherry in 1996 and by her sisters and brothers-in-law Alene Stone and Henry and Ruth Bridges and Bill, and niece, Beth Bridges.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ovilla United Methodist Church youth.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:00-8:00 PM at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home located at 511 West Main Street in Waxahachie, Texas and a short viewing period Thursday, July 16, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM prior to the service.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM also at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Joel Robbins providing the Celebration of Life. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Tx 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 10:00am
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Tx 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Joel Robbins
  • Interment

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 11:30am
    Sardis Cemetery
    Honeysuckle Road
    Midlothian, Tx 76065
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jeannette Jackson

Posted at 12:22pm
Mary was the sweetest and most loving person I know. She only had good things to say about anyone. I'll miss our phone visits, talking about our family. She always said Diane and Rocky were like her own children. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken & Jeannette Jackson

kane embry

Posted at 11:30am
I was her neighbor and i have known her for 10 years and i loved her like she was family we used to sit outside and laugh and have a great time i am glad i got to see her before she passed it hurt me really bad and i cried she was the most uplifting person in the whole world and i love her with all my heart. i will miss you so much marry i love you



Beth and David Griffin

Posted at 10:05am
Mary was a loving, kind, soft spoken, generous, and good Christian woman who set a high standard example of how a human should live their life. Since 1994 we would see her in church always in her seat on the back row and what a blessing it would be to visit with her on Sundays and other times. We know she has seen the face of God and heard those words, "Well done good and faithful servant"
We will miss her in this world.

Beth and David Griffin

william sullivan

Posted at 12:50pm
Mary was always cheerful and upbeat every time that I called her. Because of the covid-19 epidemic I could not visit her, so I just called her and she said she was being taken well care of by her niece. We will miss her!
Riley Sullivan
Ovilla Methodist Church

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