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Bernice Ruth (Sanchez) Cherry

September 28, 1935 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 84)

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Bernice Ruth Cherry, 84, of Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Bernice is preceded in death by her husband Leon, parents Ruth and Walter, brother Robert Sanchez, and sisters Alvera Harrington and Constance Battle. 

Bernice is survived by her sister Octavia Sanchez-Giles, sisters-in-law: Carrie Wilson, Mari Vails, and Christine Alston; sons: Michael, Kevin and Brian; daughters-in-law: Teresa, Melissa and Shana; grandchildren: Michael Jr., Zachary, Sophia, Arica, Brianna, and Connor; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bernice was born in Brooklyn, New York to Ruth and Walter Sanchez on September 28, 1935.  She married Leon Franklyn Cherry on April 15, 1963 in Queens, New York. She worked several jobs in New York and Maryland, including the Internal Revenue Service, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center and the Montgomery County (Maryland) Court System.

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