On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, one we knew and loved, left this earthly home to begin life anew with her Heavenly Father, in a new home where there is no pain, no more weeping, no sorrow or disappointments, just days of joy and peace in her Father’s presence.
Cheryl Ann Johnson Ravenell was born in Summerville, SC on September 29, 1964 to Martha Haigood Johnson and the late Hercules Johnson.
Along with her family, Cheryl would receive her religious education and training at Bethel AME Church.
Cheryl would receive her education in the public schools of Dorchester County District Four schools. Upon graduating from Harleyville-Ridgeville School as a proud member of the class of 1984. She would go on to further her studies at Nurses Inc, completing that program in 1986. Cheryl used what she learned at Nurses Inc. to seek employment at the Presbyterian Home and Royal Oaks Assisted Living Home. She would also work for the state Board of Disabilities. Not one afraid of work Cheryl became an Avon Representative in her spare time.
In 1991, Cheryl married Tyrone Ravenell and blended their families.
Cheryl’s illness in no way dampened her spirit, her zest for life never wavered. She could always be found with a smile on her face and a positive word to say. She possessed a beautiful lively spirit and was a hard worker and would help anyone who was in need. Cheryl could be found crocheting and learning new craft techniques.
Although Cheryl has gone home to be with her Savior, she leaves behind a host of loved ones to cherish her memory, including her husband Tyrone Ravenell, mother Martha Haigood Johnson, daughters Tyressa (the late Marquis) Reed and Shania Ravenell, step daughters Lakeya Ravenell, Teya Ravenell, and Katlin Williams, nine grandchildren , sisters Chalita Johnson and Acquannette Johnson, mother-in-law Ethel Mae Ravenell (the late Joseph Lester Ravenell), sisters and brothers-in-law Cynthia (Christopher) White , Paulette (Willis) Johnson , Kelvin (Jesse) Ravenell and Douglas (Judy) Ravenell, her two devoted aunts Bobbie (Joseph) Prioleau , Dora (Floyd) Simmons who spoiled and took care of her, a host of nieces and nephews including Devon Johnson, Chrishan, Chamariah, Charinah Johnson Graham, other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank her devoted cheerleaders and friends Tracey Robinson, Maxine Sesay, Judy Boyd, Shuujuan Hill and Marlo Tucker for their continuous help and motivation throughout her journey.
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