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Cheryl D. Brown


Sunrise: June 13, 1952

Sunset: April 28, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, God dispatched his angels to bring Cheryl D. Brown to her Father’s eternal home; No more pain, No more suffering, and No more fighting. Cheryl was born in Norfolk, VA on June 13, 1952 to the late Garfield Brock and Alice E. Brooks. She completed her education in Norfolk Public Schools, graduating from Granby High School in 1971. Cheryl worked as an accounting clerk for Virginia National Bank and transitioned into civil service where she retired after 22 years of dedicated service to our nation.

Cheryl was an avid sports fan. She was a hard core Washington Football Team (HTTR) fan. She also had a passion for Tennis. Her favorites were Serena Williams, and Roger Federer. She could be heard loudly coaching all of her favorites from the comfort of her bed. In 1967, during her first year of high school, Cheryl began to date, John V. Brown, affectionately known as her “Honey”; they were married in holy matrimony in June 1972. Cheryl loved to have family gatherings with her family. Her children and grandchildren were the heart and soul of her life, there was absolutely nothing that she would not do for them.
There was so much love for the grandchildren she prepared a special “Nana” song to sing to them at bedtime.

Cheryl was predeceased by her father, Garfield Brock, her mother, Alice Brooks, sisters Patricia Wilson and Gloria Stanton. Cheryl leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 48 years, John V. Brown; Colonel US Army Retired; two daughters, Janell Taylor (Gene), Jennifer Brown, and one son John V. Brown, II (Arkeisha); five grandchildren; Gene Taylor Jr., Jurnae Brown, Jailyn Brown, PFC Amiyah Briggs, and Justyce Brown; two brothers; Terry Lee Brock (Jocelyn),Alan Vernell Brock (Phyllis), one sister, Cathy Roberts and mother-in-law, Jerldean Brown and host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, May 7, 2021 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Vanessa Edwards, Head Family (Titustown, Diven St.) says

    Cathy, Family Condolences and prayers during this hour of grief.

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      Angela Street says

      My sincerest condolences to the Brown family. May you find comfort and peace as you navigate the days ahead.

      With love,
      Angela Street and family

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    Derrick Gunn says

    A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.
    Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

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    Tonia Khattak says

    My words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel for your loss of your beautiful wife and mother. May all of your family ever treasure the wonderful times you had. My prayers are with your entire family. God Bless.

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    Wendy Mihalcoe says

    Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Gail Whittaker Walden says

    John & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a very special person and she will always be with you all. Praying for you & your family. May God be with you and give you all comfort. 🙏🏽

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    Kathleen Gainey says

    Dear Joh and Brown Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She was a guiding light to so many and your rock. Ed and I will pray for everyone and know that God has the finest gem now in his hands.
    sincerely, Kathy and Ed

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    Ken Gray says

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. RIH Cheryl. JB praying that GOD provides comfort to you and your family.

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    Kelvin Bailey says

    Praying you’ll be comforted with God’s presence, precious memories, and peace knowing there is one more angel in Heaven to watch over you and your family.

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    Gainey Robin says

    Extended condolences to John and his family. May God strength you during this difficult time.

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    Linda Mabry says

    COL Brown, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cheryl was our our beautiful First Lady of the 58th Trans Bn when you were in Command and we truly mourn the loss with your family. Heaven has gained another sweet angle.

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    Lauren Gray says

    Jennifer- Your mom will forever be with you. I pray peace and comfort for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Adrian Ellis says

    I am deeply sadden and I am praying for the family. Cheryl touch everyone who knew her in a positive way and will be missed.

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      James Thomas says

      JB my thoughts and prayers are with you and ur family.

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    Deborah Harris says

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Cheryl at Langley Commissary and we played a many games of Bingo together she will be missed

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    Renita samuels says

    Im so saddened by this great loss. My sincere condolences to mr. Brown and his family. Ms cheryl was so funny and very giving. A great Love lost…RENITA

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    Martin and Lisette Weteling, Rotterdam.NL says

    We are sorry ford tour loss and hope you can find the strength to turn sadness intro loving memories.

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    Sandra Gail Cross Burton says

    I was sadden to hear about Cheryl. I send deepest symphy to you and the family. When I think about or talk about my pass I cherrish the memories of you and Cherly. I remember the day you asked me about her and she asked about you before you begin dating. I remember that beautiful wedding that I shared with the two of you. I pray that you find peace and comfort in the days ahead and all of the loving memories will forever hold in your heart’
    An old friend Sandra Gail Cross

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