Cheryl Donerlson

Cheryl Donerlson

Tuesday, May 16th, 1961 Thursday, May 14th, 2020

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Obituary for Cheryl J. Donerlson

Ms. Cheryl J. Donerlson was born on May 16, 1961 in Mobile, AL, to Deacon William and Gloria Hayes Sr. She was a long time resident of Mobile, AL. She was a current resident of Stone Mountain, Georgia. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, she gained her wings. She exchanged life for eternal rest. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was baptized and a longtime member at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. She was a member of New Mercies Christian Church in Lilburn, Georgia. She was educated by Mobile County Public School System. She was a graduate of Mattie T. Blount High in the Class of 1979. She was Miss Prichard. She attended Tuskegee University. She married and traveled the world with the military. She lived in Italy, where she learned to make her famous Lasagna. She was approaching 25 years of service with her employer Wal-Mart Super Center.
She was preceded in death her father Deacon William Hayes Sr. and her brother William C. Hayes Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories her beloved and devoted son Eddie Donerlson III; her loving mother Gloria Hayes; her grandmother Matilda Hayes; her devoted sisters Stephanie (Vernon) Johnson, Carolyn (David) Chapman II, Angela (Diedrik) Lewis Sr., Tijuana Hopkins, Yolanda (Desmond) Smoots; a host of devoted nieces: Katrina (Eric) Timmons, Danielle Thomas, Felicia Thomas, Tina (Darrell) Copeland Sr., Kywonda (Marshall) Edwards, Gloria Lewis, Angelitha Lewis, and Essence Hayes; two devoted nephews Diedrik (Karisa) Lewis II and David Chapman III; a host of great nieces J’ Lynn Timmons, Kayla Drinkard, Tamia Carter, and Everleigh Edwards; two great nephews Brieson Timmons and Darrell Copeland Jr.; a loving uncles Sylvester Hayes, Henry Hayes, Harold Hayes; a host of devoted aunts Vera Bell, Marie Gilmore, and Joyce Lockheart; a loving great aunt Mable Shepherd; loving cousins Alesia Allen, Timaily Shepherd, Jerel (Felicia) Gilmore, Jermaine Gilmore, Y’lonn Gilmore, Thasa (Eric) Gilmore; Two Devoted friends Lisa Steward and Makita Hawkins; and a host of other loving family and friends.

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    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 |
    Friendship Primitive Baptist Church
    819 St. Stephens Road
    Prichard, Alabama
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    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
  • Interment

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 |
    Lawn Haven Cemetery
    8691 Old Pascagoula Rd
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    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020


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Mandrella C. S. Salgado sent flowers to the family of Cheryl J. Donerlson.
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My heart was sadden over the loss of Cheryl and I wanted to send my warmest condolences to the family. To lose someone so loved, a part of your life, can bring such overwhelming grief but the God of all comfort tells us at 2 Kings 20:5 he feels our pain. At we can read John 5:28, 29 that you will have her in your life once again. May all the memories you have give you calm and peace to help you through until God’s promises come true. Again so very sorry for your heartache.🌻
Comment | Posted at 10:37am via Condolence

Ethelyn Holley

With loving sympathy to Eddie and the family of Cheryl Donerlson we are sending God’s heart healing prayers to give you all encouragement to cherish your loving memories with Cheryl.
We will remember her warm smile and appreciative words that she would give to all that were around her. She was a Godly woman.
Cheryl was a true friend and she will be greatly missed. Love you my friend.
Ethelyn Holley and sons
Gurney Jr. and Robert ( Bobby)
Comment | Posted at 06:50pm via Condolence

Dijon Russell

Ms. Cheryl I am going to miss you You was my work mom for 5 Years I will always remember you telling me that you like your area in receiving neat and clean lil John I said Yes Ma'am you would tell me I am a clean freak I don't do no nastiness Yes Ma'am. it was a joy to know and work with you. You made a lasting impression on everyone you work with especially me. I will miss our Morning or Afternoon talks you passing by to speak to me or me coming to see you and speak.
Rest Easy!
Respectfully Dijon "Lil John" Russell
Comment | Posted at 06:06pm via Condolence

Esther Adams

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends for your loss. May all be granted peace that only our precious Savior gives. Esther Adams and family.
Comment | Posted at 01:02pm via Condolence

Ola Duncan

It sadden me to hear of my friend Ms. Cheryl passing. for over 5 years we worked at the same store different department. But, That did not stop us, each morning when I clocked in I would go back and talk to Ms. Cheryl. We kept each other encouraged in the Lord. I will miss her, love you and will never forget you. Ms. Ola
Comment | Posted at 12:41pm via Condolence

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