This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Cheryl Farmer, 69 years old, born on October 13, 1951, and passed away on June 3, 2021. We will remember her forever.

Cheryl Ann Farmer was born October 13, 1951 to Herman and Estelle Farmer in Chicago, Illinois. She departed this life on June 3, 2021 following an extended illness. Cheryl was the seventh of eight siblings in the Farmer family. Cheryl was educated in the Chicago public school system. She seized the opportunity to train as a Respiratory Therapist in her twenties, which launched an early career working for Rush Medical Center in Chicago. She truly enjoyed her work and social life.

Health issues dictated an abrupt career change, and challenges to her work life. In spite of those challenges, Cheryl managed to live quietly and consistently on her own, and close to family. She loved dressing up and keeping up with the latest fashions. In addition to her love for fashion, she was also an excellent baker, she made the best homemade Blackberry pies! She also enjoyed sewing and occasionally visiting with her sisters and their families in Chicago, Kansas City, M0, and Centreville, VA. She was a faithful member of Apostolic Church of God in Chicago under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Byron T. Brazier.

Preceding Cheryl in death are her parents Herman and Estelle, oldest brother Herman Lee, youngest sibling Michael, her first born daughter Kimberly Denise, brother Howard (Ernestine), sisters Maxine Jones and Virginia Hams-Sage; niece LaTonya Hams, nephews Kenneth Jones, Darryl Hams (Tiffany), Pierre Hams and grand-nephew Jonathan McCoy.

Left to mourn her absence are three sons Erick Farmer (Amanda), Jason, and Edward, two grandchildren; Neiko and Nyah Farmer, two siblings, Ernest Farmer (Mary) and Jeanette Howard (Prince).She will also be dearly missed by nieces Yasmin Hams, Shicagolyn Scroggins, Shellene Rose (Don), Angela McCoy (Darrell), Antoinette Nix (Daryl), Alnisha Maniaci (Michael) and nephews Marcus Young (Leigha) and Ernest Farmer, Jr. Not at all least, she shall be missed by a host of beloved nieces and nephews. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Jeanette Howard on June 4, 2022
Hi Baby Sister:
It has been a year plus one since you departed. I miss you. Rest in peace.
Love always,
Posted by Shellene Rose on June 3, 2022
Loving and missing my Auntie. Love your niece Shellene
Posted by Shellene Rose on February 18, 2022
LOVE & MISS YOU STILL BEAUTIFUL, your niece Shellene❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Shellene Rose on February 5, 2022
Missing you Auntie and will love you always and forever, love you Shellene❤️❤️
Posted by Jeanette Howard on December 30, 2021
Hey Cheryl:
Missing you and all of our siblings...Fond memories are comforting. May you all rest in peace. Love you still!
Posted by Angela McCoy on December 27, 2021
This year is coming to a close, Auntie Cheryl. The year was filled with many ups and downs with the pandemic causing havoc in all ours lives, but the glory of the Lord still reigns above it all. I miss you and always will. May you rest in heaven .  ❤️U, Angel
Posted by Angela McCoy on October 13, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Auntie❣️Always in my❤️.
❤️Love you, Angel.
Posted by Jeanette Howard on October 13, 2021
Hey Baby Sister:
It's your birthday, it's your birthday! Remembering and dearly missing you still. Rest in peace. ❤️
Posted by Shellene Rose on October 13, 2021
❤️❤️❤️Today is your day Auntie, its your birthday, we miss and love you still. You are unforgettable and missed so much. Thanking Jesus for your life and you being my Auntie, love Shellene❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Shellene Rose on September 17, 2021
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Wish these were roses to leave for you Auntie. Love and miss you still.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Shellene
Posted by Jeanette Howard on September 14, 2021
Hi Sis:
I really miss you! Since your transition, it seems memories of you have visited upon me every day. Some were funny, some left me amazed at all the things we went through, and some have me wishing for do-overs! Rest in peace, dear sister. 
Posted by Shellene Rose on September 12, 2021
Uncle Ernest was there at your memorial Auntie, now he’s there with you and the rest of our heavenly family. His resting place will be at Abe Lincoln with J, Howard and Herman Lee. Still love and miss my Auntie. My alarm still goes off at 3:55 to remind me of our 4pm Zoom call to see you since we could not visit due to Covid. It’s a keeper, love and miss you so much Auntie and we will see you all again. Love Shellene❤️
Posted by Reneika Musgray on September 4, 2021
I love you Cousin Cheryl I can’t believe it
Posted by Shellene Rose on August 30, 2021
Loving and missing my Auntie ❤️❤️❤️ Cheryl!
Posted by Shellene Rose on July 28, 2021
As days and time goes by my memories are forever Auntie, I thank Jesus for you Auntie, I love and miss you STILL❤️❤️
Posted by Shellene Rose on July 20, 2021
Posted by Shellene Rose on July 12, 2021
Wish I could lay a million flowers for you Auntie. I love and miss you very much, I’m happy I have my memories….precious and priceless❤️❤️
Posted by Shellene Rose on July 9, 2021
Doesn’t get easier as days go by Auntie. I see people who remind me of you, can’t forget how joyous you made my life. Peace be still in the afterlife, for none of us is or will ever be perfect in this life. I love you miss you still, your life matters and I thank Jesus for your life and you being my Auntie.
Posted by Angela McCoy on June 28, 2021
I will forever miss you, Auntie. Heaven has another Angel to watch over this family. I will miss your laugh and off sense of humor. "In my father's house there are many mansions (rooms)... yours was ready....

God bless you, Cheryl   Love Angel
Posted by Shellene Rose on June 27, 2021
Resting In Jesus Christ, yes you are Auntie
Your service was beautiful, Jeanette and Prince did a wonderful job. Your tributes were heartfelt and beautiful. Thank you for being our “Auntie” you made a difference in our lives, and we thank Jesus for you. This is not goodbye Auntie, it’s see you later…in Jesus’ name, Glory to God!❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Carlos Scroggins on June 27, 2021
Auntie you rest well. Thank you for the good times. You were always nice and kind. You will be missed greatly. I love you
Posted by Antionette Nix on June 27, 2021
My Dearest Auntie
  I will always remember your free and loving spirit which you passed on to your son Eric. I remember the many times you baked me cookies against my fathers wishes. I recall hurrying home because I knew you would have a treat for me. This experience I share with my youngest daughter Arora who bakes the cookies for me and every time i get a home made chocolate chip cookies I will smile an remember you.
Posted by Yasmin Hams on June 24, 2021
To my loving Aunt Cheryl, you were always the one with the best laughs and experiences growing up. Whenever we visited Chicago every summer, it was Cheryl who always gave us a good and happy time. I do remember one time we was watching a real scary movie Called "Haunted House on the Hill and I went into the kitchen and there was this cat in the window with green eyes it somehow got into the kitchen and me, Tiny, Shacky and Cheryl was screaming and woke up the whole house and of course you know the rest, our butts was burned up from a whooping, but when I look back, it was so funny. When Cheryl visited KC, I always gave her something beautiful to take home because she was a beautiful soul, Cheryl may You rest in Beautiful Peace, in God our Father's hands.
Posted by Shellene Rose on June 24, 2021
❤️One of my favorite memories of my Auntie was when I was 9 years old and in the 3rd grade at Manierre Elementary School. There was a group of girls at school who were considered ‘Bad’ and they wanted to fight me, basically jump on me. I told them that I was going to get my big sister on them and they said, what’s her name and I said Cheryl. Because I had a big sister, they then asked me if I wanted to join them and I said yes. 

I couldn’t wait to get home and tell Momma…as I told my story, she stopped me and said, you don’t have a big sister. I said well, who is Cheryl and she said, “she is my little sister and your Auntie”. Okay, I never knew that until then…she lived with us, so how was I supposed to know, I was just a kid…you know they didn’t tell us nothing back then, lol! 

I love all my uncles and aunties, but Cheryl will forever be my big sister…Love and miss you Auntie!❤️
Posted by Shellene Rose on June 24, 2021
❤️❤️❤️Thank you Jesus for my Auntie’s life. She was a beautiful, carefree spirit and the best aka big sister for me and Lu. She was an unforgettable blessing in my life and always will be. She was loved and cherished dearly and I miss her always. And we will see her again, Glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Hallelujah❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Jeanette Howard on June 23, 2021
Dearest Cheryl:
Our sorrow is immeasurable. We miss you!  Yet we also know that the Lord knows best and He has called you to rest.  He says: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest… and peace that surpasses all understanding". We are comforted dear sister, that you now are in the Master’s hand. We shall cherish loving memories of you always.
Posted by Shellene Rose on June 19, 2021
❤️Loving and missing you Auntie❤️

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Posted by Jeanette Howard on June 4, 2022
Hi Baby Sister:
It has been a year plus one since you departed. I miss you. Rest in peace.
Love always,
Posted by Shellene Rose on June 3, 2022
Loving and missing my Auntie. Love your niece Shellene
Posted by Shellene Rose on February 18, 2022
LOVE & MISS YOU STILL BEAUTIFUL, your niece Shellene❤️❤️❤️
her Life
A Loving Farwell to Cheryl Ann Farmer
October 13, 1951 - June 3, 2021
Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 27, 2021
6:00 PM EST
Rev. Ralph C. Duke, Officiating
Musical Selection 
Prayer of Comfort:                                                              Rev. Patricia Rather 
Scripture Reading:
   Old Testament                          Psalms 23                      Marcus Young  
 Testament                        Romans 8:31-39            Alnisha Maniaci 
Musical Selection 
Acknowledgements                                                             Prince D. Howard
Obituary                                                                                Jeanette Howard
Remarks/Reflections                                                          Erick Farmer 
                                                                                              Yasmin Hams 
                                                                                              Shicagolyn Scroggins 
                                                                                              Shellene Rose  
                                                                                              Angela McCoy
                                                                                              Antoinette Nix 
Eulogy:                                                                                 Rev. Ralph C. Duke  
Committal and Benediction 
Virtual Repast

Recent stories

One day…

Shared by Shellene Rose on June 27, 2021
I found a $20 bill wrapped in a piece of paper in my mailbox, it was from my Auntie Cheryl. I called her and told her she didn’t ever have to pay me back and she said she wanted too and she had did that weeks ago.  I said, okay, I will give it back to you when I see you, within 30 minutes, she was at my door, we both fell out laughing❤️❤️❤️

Shellene, are you home?

Shared by Shellene Rose on June 27, 2021
Auntie was forever stopping by my house.  I am not one of those people who, if you ring my bell, I would just automatically let you in.  If I wasn’t expecting you, I would not answer the door or let you in !

Auntie would always stop by especially after church.  That bell would ring and by the time, I get downstairs and look out the window by the door, that person would be gone.  I go to the last window and I would see Auntie and you know how fast she walked, then I go to the door and yell her name and here she comes back.  We would laugh and I say, “Cheryl where’s your phone and she would say I called you”, but of course, my phone would be in my purse or by my bed with ringer off, lol.  Never fails, when Momma was here, she would stay with Momma, priceless!  I would always say, “are y’all talking about me and Momma would say “yeah” but Cheryl would always say they were not, and they couldn’t stop laughing ❤️!

Super Auntie!!!

Shared by Angela McCoy on June 27, 2021
I am sure in all families there are special ladies that can be given the title of "SuperAuntie."

Their capes are made from a special blend of a sense of humor, kindness, time, energy, and most importantly, unconditional love for their nieces and nephews. They don't wear their capes to be seen by outsiders, but by us, the sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews who are on the receiving end of their generosity.

As a niece, I appreciated Cheryl being there for us while Momma worked. She was funny and kind. She took us to the playground, zoo, parks, beaches, etc... That was a lot for the 60's and 70's where we actually made our fun instead of this now tech crazed utopia.  

I only know of three (on this side of the family) that I can bestow this honor, and Cheryl was one of them. A hand clap, Amen and a Hallelujah! You wore it well!!! Love ya, Auntie...