Cheryl Crawford

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 2, 2008

CROSBY – Services for Cheryl Denise Cage Crawford will be at noon Saturday at Union Baptist Church, in Perrytown, under the direction of Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, 1-800-760-3980.
A Time To Be Born
Cheryl Denise Cage Crawford was born June 18, 1966, in Natchez, to the parents of Harry Cage and Mary R. Cage.
A Time to Speak
Cheryl accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Union Baptist Church, in Perrytown, under the leadership of the Rev. Ernest Ford Sr.
A Time to Acquire
Cheryl graduated from Wilkinson County High School in 1984 as the class valedictorian. She was a member of the marching band, track team and cheerleader squad. After graduating from high school, she attended Alcorn State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in science. Her education journey did not stop there. Cheryl went on to receive an associate degree in respiratory therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She later received a master’s degree in administration from the University of Phoenix. Since that time, Cheryl had attended many universities where she had received numerous certificates and degrees. An entrepreneur with a keen eye and intellect for business and management, Cheryl had two successful businesses, A Plus Therapists, Inc., and TK&J Express, Inc. At the of her death, she was employed at Presbyterian Hospital, in Plano, as the director of respiratory care and neuro-diagnostics.
A Time To Love
On July 14, 1990, Cheryl and Kelvin were joined in holy matrimony.
A Time To Rejoice
Kelvin and Cheryl were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Tiara and Jazmin, and one son, Kelvin Jr.
A Time To Reach Out
Cheryl was a loving person who touched the hearts of many. She was a people person. When she entered a room, she graced everyone with a big beautiful smile and warm welcoming spirit. Cheryl will be dearly missed by many. Losing her can be compared to losing a precious, priceless gem. She was the rock of the family and her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those whom she touched forever. Cheryl and her family united with the Ebenezer Memorial Baptist Church in 2006, and the she soon distinguished herself as a devoted Christian disciple, an ardent supporter and a zealous worker. A faithful youth worker and role model, she devoted herself to reaching, teaching, mentoring and developing youth of all ages and ethnicities. Her business and management acumen propelled her to institute a Youth Explosion in 2007 which impacted youth from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. A selfless servant, Cheryl was active as pastor’s anniversary banquet chairperson, Mission II member, Sunday school student, anniversary platinum club member and promoter of the entire church.
Cheryl crossed into glory on April 26, 2008, in Terrell, Texas, with her daughter, Jazmin.
She leaves to cherish her memories, two loving daughters, Brittany Clark and Tiara Crawford; one son, Kelvin Crawford Jr.; a loving mother, Mary R. Cage, all of Mesquite, Texas; a loving father, Harrison “Harry” T. Cage and stepmother, Barbara Cage, both of Houston; grandmother, Clara Noble of Crosby; mother-in-law, Dorothy Crawford of Natchez; one sister, Vettina Cage of Houston; two brothers-in-law, Denard Crawford of Natchez and Tyrell Crawford of Dallas; one special cousin, Londell Granger; one special uncle, Steve Brengettsy and wife, Larita; six uncles, Jack Brengettsy and wife, Alice, Peter Brengettsy, Louis Cage, Floyd Cage Jr. and wife, Rose, Johnny Longmire and Willie Lee; six great-uncles; eight aunts, Lily Lushaw and husband, James, Barbara Brengettsy, Cynthia Ward, Gloria Andews and husband, Ricky, Cleo Cage, Ida Morris, Amy Wilson and Blanche Smith and husband, Willie; four great-aunts; one nephew; a number of cousins; six special friends, Janice Earls, Esther Thompson, Fred Dennis, Ursula Alexander, Stacy Baker and Alwyn Craig; and classmates, co-workers and friends.