March, 23, 1922 — July 27, 2021
Marie Lockett Cherry, 99, died July 27, 2021, in Deville, Louisiana, where she had lived
since 1995. Born March, 23, 1922 in Kincaid, Ill., Marie lived most of her life in the Christian County area. She graduated from Taylorville High School with the class of 1940 and shortly after
graduation worked for a defense plant in Hammond, Ind. and later worked for the Illinois
Consolidated Telephone Company. In 1943, Marie married Lewis Cherry and they were married 63 years before his death in 2006. Marie is survived by her son, Earl Cherry (Emily) of Deville, La., daughters, Candace Anderson (Mike) of Lorton, Va., and Shawn Met zinger (Brent) of Kirklin, Ind., seven grandchildren, Douglas Cherry (Melodie), Kelly Miller (Colby), Kristen Bramlett (Jon), Alysha Metzinger, Austin Metzinger, AnnaMae Metzinger and Amilia Mezinger, and 6 great grandchil- dren. The family plans a Celebration of Life in Illinois during the spring of 2022. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Marie’s memory.