Cheryl Elaine Everly was born January 17, 1948, in Long Beach, California, the firstborn daughter of Elmer Doran and Irene Grace Everly. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, with her parents and sisters, Debbie and Kim. There she met and married Ray, a young Air Force captain, on April 29, 1972. She moved to Klein, Texas, in the summer of 1981, with Ray and her sons Jeff, Stephen, and Christopher. Her daughter Shannon was born in the following years, before the family moved to League City, Texas, in 1989.
Cheryl loved Jesus, teaching her children to follow Christ, as well as leading women’s Bible studies at Northwest Bible Church in Klein. She was a member of Bay Area First Baptist Church in League City, where she was involved in various ministries over the years, including singing in the choir. Cheryl worked as the assistant director at Happy Harbour Early Childhood Program in League City before her retirement.
Cheryl was a loving and fiercely supportive wife and mom. She loved watching her sons play baseball and listening to her daughter sing. She loved her grandchildren extravagantly, and was a wonderful Grandma/Moma. Her wisdom, warmth, and radiant smile were a blessing to all who knew her, and she will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Raymond, of League City; sons Jeff and wife Lea of League City, Stephen and wife Liz of Stephens, Arkansas, Christopher and wife Amy of Pearland, daughter Shannon Hall and husband Chris of Pasadena; grandchildren Joseph, George, Hope, Susanna, and Allison; sisters Debbie Everly of Belton, Missouri, and Kim Bough and husband Randy of Kansas City, Missouri; brother-in-law Don Suffron and wife Nyla, of Topeka, Kansas, sister-in-law Patsy Lankford and husband Wayland of Lawrence, Kansas, and countless other relatives and friends who loved her.
Visitation will be Monday, February 1, from 6-8 p.m., at Crowder Funeral Home in League City. Services will be held at Bay Area First Baptist Church, 4800 W. Main St. in League City on Tuesday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Forest Park East.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Precept Ministries International or Local Nations Initiative http://store.precept.org/give/(via Bay Area First Baptist Church) http://store.precept.org/give/