Cheryl Delores Johnson Thorpe was born May 7, 1950 in Van Buren Arkansas to Mrs. Clare E. Johnson and the late Mr. Hayward Morehead. She departed this life after a brief hospital stay on Thursday, February 9th, 2017. Cheryl was lovingly called “Grace Kelly” aka “Grace” and “Woman at the well”. Cheryl confessed to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Van Buren, Arkansas and attended Douglas Elementary in Van Buren, Arkansas and graduated from Western High School in Washington, DC after she and her family relocated to the District of Columbia.
Cheryl married her childhood sweetheart the late Mr. Fred Proctor and under that blessed union a son was born, Vaughn L. Proctor. Love came again to Cheryl and she married the late Mr. Calvin JC Thorpe. She continued her special relationship with Christ and joined Canaan Baptist Church, where she worked in various ministries until her health failed. In her career, she worked for the Department of Labor, the Martin Luther King Jr. DC Public Library & George Meany Center. Cheryl also worked in the Childcare provider field for numerous years. Being the busy and loving person that she was, provided for her family, friends and those in need, transportation to grocery stores, doctor appointments, a ride to airports, etc.
Cheryl’s greatest joy was loving and spending time with her only grandchild Taylor JeVonnah Proctor. She never met a stranger, she embraced everyone during her Christian journey. She carried special relationships with family and close friends that became her adopted family. Best friends for over 50 years, Ms. Brenda Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Steven & Elaine Yates, best buddy, her uncle & aunt in law Mr. Fred E. Williams (deceased) & Beverly Ann Williams. Her adopted God-daughter, Ms. Marva Kirby, spiritual son, Marcus Johnson and a host of extended family and friends too many to mention.
Her hobbies were cooking, eating, shopping, movies, traveling, driving, assisting with family and friends in social gatherings. She was articulate in speech and a great orator.
Cheryl truly loved the Lord and is a child of the King. Her loving presence and her radiant smile will be missed by all. A famous motto she always said was, “If you do anything openly and freely from your heart, if you hold no grudges, it will come back to you triple fold.”
She is survived by her son, Vaughn L. Proctor, one grandchild, Taylor J. Proctor, one great grandchild, Lauren Nevaeh, her mother Mrs. Clara E. Johnson, a brother Darryl (Shelita) Johnson, uncle Noel (Sharon) Williams, one aunt-in-law, Beverly Ann Williams, two sisters, Mrs. Vannessa Herd & Ms. Celeste Johnson, adopted father figure, ever so faithful friend, Colonel Lemuel C. Harris, god-daughter, Marva Kirby, adopted nephew, Jonathan Mickles, adopted daughter, Pamela Day, a very large group of other adopted siblings, kids, nieces, nephews, and friends. Believe that all of you have definitely had a very special place in her heart.
Canaan Baptist Church
Monday February 20th, 2017
1607 Monroe Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Cheryl, it was nice having you as a neighbor the past several years. I'll miss sitting out on the patio with you and the neighbors having fun. Mrs. M. Taylor is sad but glad you are at peace. Cheryl, Rest In Peace...your friends at Parkview.
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Cheryl, I am grateful for your friendship, calls and laughter over the years. "When I See Jesus, Amen." You learn to live Holy, and you learn to live right. Now you are safe in His arms; All of your troubles are over, Amen.
We are asking God blessing on the Proctor and Johnson Families.
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