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Jimmie R. Cherry, MSgt. USAF (Retired)
December 03, 1948 – March 21, 2002
Retired Master Sergeant Jimmie R. Cherry (USAF), 73, of Goldsboro went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, March 21, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.
A private memorial service will be held at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
Mr. Cherry was born on December 3, 1948. He served his country serving in the United States Air Force, having retired as Master Sergeant. Mr. Cherry was a faithful member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Deacon.
He leaves to cherish his memories his son, Stacy Cherry and wife, Leslee of Goldsboro; his daughter, Joy Rojas of Goldsboro; three sisters, Addie Boone of Maryland, Catherine Jordan of Ahoskie and Diane Burden of Ahoskie; three grandchildren, Alexa Cherry, Dorian Cherry and Nala Rojas; his girlfriend, who was a huge part in his happiness, Gwendolyn Jackson of Ahoskie and a host of other relatives and close friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cherry was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Cherry; two brothers, Charlie Cherry and Benjamin L. Cherry and one sister, Mary Cherry.
Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Cherry may be directed to Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1086 NC-111, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
As a Sergeant, Jimmie served as a HH-53C flight engineer in the Vietnam War with the 37th ARRS in the 1971/1972-time frame.
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