Cheryl is first and foremost a lover of Jesus Christ. Through her love for Him, she showers love upon all of her family and friends.
Cheryl was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, moved to Georgia for a season, and settled in Fayetteville, North Carolina for many years where she began to raise her family.
While Cheryl served happily, fervently, and faithfully at Manna Church in Fayetteville NC, she grew a deep heart’s desire to live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She learned that Manna was planting a sister church in Colorado Springs, Colorado and there was a Mother in need of help with her three small children, of which one needed special care, while her husband was deployed by the military. Cheryl eagerly stepped in to help and God gave her favor to be hired as their live-in Nanny. As a result, she became a God Mother to the children and a very dear friend to their parents.
She has been victorious over many trials that may have flattened others. She remained steadfast in her Christian faith through each of them and ALWAYS gave recognition to her Dad/Abba Father, Jesus Christ, and God’s Holy Spirit for each victory.
In her book, “While You Are Resting, I Am Working,” she shares in detail some of the hard times that God has lead, walked with, and [at times] carried her in His arms to the other side of each situation where victory awaited.
Cheryl radiates the fullness of life unabashedly on Earth, as well as in Heaven. She shared her life of abundant joy to every single person she met this side of Heaven! Her booming laugh, gorgeous big smile, servant’s heart, and gentle spirit drew many to her for encouragement, Godly wisdom, and companionship. To know her was and is a cherished gift.
In her latter years, she gave of herself as a devoted Caregiver and friend to the elderly.
On Earth remains her sons, Amario Willie Glenn Bennett and Alan James Bennett; her sister, Donna Toms-Spicer; her brothers, Anthony Curtis Toms and William Nathaniel Toms; nieces. Brandi-Danielle Marie Doss and Brianna Nicole Doss; grand children, Aiden and Alana Bennette; grand niece, Alexandria Juliette Doss-Gordon; her “favorite brother-in-law,” Richard Don Spicer; daughter-in-law, Demetria Bennett; and sister-in-law, Margaret Dansby-Toms.
For those who love the Lord, Jesus Christ, we’ll see you again at His perfect time, Cheryl! And just as we know you would want, we pray that anyone reading this and does not yet know our Jesus personally will make the decision to receive Him as their Savior and make Him the Lord of their life just as you did. So that they, too, may live a life of over abundance on Earth [no matter the circumstances] and right into eternity in Heaven with Him … and you.
We love you!
Cheryl’s Life Celebration will be held live in person and live stream Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 3:00 PM MST / 5:00 PM EST