Bobbie Jean CherrySeptember 22, 1951 ~ July 19, 2017 (age 65)
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)
Mrs. Bobbie Jean “B.J.” Adkinson Cherry was born in Dooly County to the parentage of the late Mr. James Adkinson, Sr. and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Adkinson on September 22, 1951. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and joined the Camp Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Unadilla, Georgia. In 2010, she moved her membership to Freedom Church in Warner Robins, Georgia where she served as a cheerful greeter. She truly loved her church and was a very dedicated member.
B.J., as she was affectionately known, was educated in the Dooly County public school system and was a graduate of Vienna High and Industrial School, class of 1969. For many years, she was an employee of the Unadilla Manufacturing Company / Lanier Clothes. Thereafter, she was self-employed, operating her own professional cleaning service until May 2017.
As a faithful believer in Christ, she was committed to loving and caring for her family, church family, and friends. She often found the time to uplift and encourage others with conditions similar to her own. B.J. had tremendous faith in the Lord, even during trying times.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017,“Queen” Bobbie Jean was called from her earthly home to her heavenly home at Crisp Regional Hospital. Preceding her in death is one brother, James Adkinson, Jr.
She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories the love of her life, husband of 27 years, Mr. Vincent Cherry of Unadilla, GA; a devoted daughter, Valerie Payne (Kenya) of Kathleen, GA; a caring son, Quentin Kendrick of Grovetown, GA; a stepdaughter, Vinesha Perkins of Augusta, GA; a stepson, Vincent Washington of Griffin, GA; two granddaughters: Eddiesha Hicks of Cordele, GA and Jazmine Payne of Denton, TX; three grandsons: Garrett Harrell, Jr. of Unadilla, GA, Kevin Payne and Kenya Payne, Jr. both of Forth Worth, TX; a great grandson, Khamari Harrell of Kathleen, GA; four brothers: Ronnie Adkinson of Watertown, NY, Tyrone Adkinson (Rosalyn) of Unadilla, GA, Thomas Ervin of Bradenton, FL, and Stanley Ervin (Nickie) of Newport News, VA; eight sisters: Juanita Adams, Terrie Wilson (Anthony), Marie Adkinson, Maxine Adkinson, Tammy Brown (Lurry) all of Unadilla, GA, Janie Mae Burden (James) of Byromville, GA, Dewanna Anderson of Perry, GA, and Cassidy Muhammad (Abdul) of Houston, TX; two uncles; Johnny Harrell (Mary) and L.D. Kendrick both of Unadilla, GA; three aunts: Betty Jean Harrell and Gennie Mae Harrell both of Unadilla, GA and Georgia Lee Bell of Atlanta, GA; three brothers –in- law: Eugene Taylor of Hamilton, Ohio, L.D. Kendrick and Earl Cherry both of Unadilla, GA; four sisters-in-law: Rosie Adkinson and Gloria Lester both of Unadilla, GA, Mamie Duhart and Clara Cherry both of Atlanta, GA; other relatives include a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many sorrowing and beloved friends; 2 devoted care givers: Jennifer Taylor and Tracy Ellis of Crisp Regional Hospital.