Paulette Elizabeth Lassiter Cherry

Published 9:55 pm Friday, October 10, 2014

Paulette Elizabeth Lassiter Cherry, 66, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2014. She was born in Portsmouth to the late Clinton and Martha Bell Lassiter on Sept. 11, 1948. She is predeceased by her infant daughter, Delores Jean Cherry; sister, Edith Belle Mitchell; and brother, Herbert Clinton Lassiter.



She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Carlton Ray “Peanut” Cherry; their children, Deborah Cherry Davis and husband, Bryan, of Chesapeake, Darrell Anthony “Tony” Cherry and wife, Kimberly, of New Port Richey, Fla., David Allen Cherry, of Lynchburg, Dana Annette Cherry Bilby and husband, Sean, of Suffolk, and Darick Andrew Cherry and wife, JoAnn, of Suffolk; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth, Michael and Katelyn Davis, Auburn, Baylor and Emory Cherry, Jackson and Aidan Cherry, Abigail St. Elizabeth and Phoebe Bilby, and Taylor and Justin Cherry; and a sister, Mary Lee Whitley, of Chesapeake.

She loved her family and family vacations, especially to her summer home at Lake Gaston. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Suffolk, and of the Suffolk Moose Lodge. She loved dancing, laughing and being with her many friends.

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A funeral service in thanksgiving for her life and resurrection will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 237 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434 with Dr. Thurman Hayes Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at her home. Condolences may be registered online at