Cheryl “Cherri” Diane Bray Brown, 65, of Harper, Texas passed away in San Antonio, Texas at a local hospital on May 24,2020.
She was born on August 27,1954 in San Mateo, California to Eleanora and Burl .
Cheryl or Cherri as we all knew her, was the oldest of 6 children. As a child she was a girl scout and was proud to have been in it up until high school. There, she learned many lessons that would help her in life. Cheryl took her role as the eldest seriously and helped raise her siblings while both of her parents worked.
After High School, she wanted to be a nurse and serve her country. Near the end of the Vietnam era, she joined the Navy and became a nurse. She served in the Navy until she had her son, Skip. 2 years later she had her daughter Lisa. After the military, Cherri continued her career working for different doctor offices.
In about the year 2004, Cherri moved to Kerrville to help take care of her father and stepmother. This is where she met Tiny. They were married on February 19, 2005 in Center Point, Texas and moved to Harper a few years later. She loved taking a ride with Tiny on his Harley to Lukenbach and the Three Sister’s . She also started a business making items out of old jeans and sold them at Trade Days in Fredericksburg. Cherri always made time for volunteering at the library and women’s auxiliary for the HVFD.
She loved being a mother to all her children, even those she acquired through marriage, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her mother Eleanora E. Crawford, father ,Burl M. Bray, stepfather, Richard Crawford, step brother ,Jeffery Crawford and stepson, DeWayne Brown
Those left to honor and cherish her memory include husband, Wayne(Tiny) Brown; stepmother, Patty Milbradt Bray; children, Wood (Skip) H. Smith IV (Amy), Lisa A Smith-Marx (James), Kayla Brown-Stevens(Charley), Shea Brown-Ehlert (Clayton), Trey Brown, Dawn Figaratto-Aragon(Chino) and Gary Figaratto (Terri Wunderlich). Cheryl has 19 grandchildren. Siblings, Katherine E. Powers, Martha J. Roff, Patricia J. Bray, Tomasa M. Brown, Richard Crawford, Kevin Crawford and Vernie L. Bray.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 3 pm, the location is Wild Ride Ministries
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830)895-5111
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