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Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Cheryl Ann Saunders-Watkins, 59, of Youngstown, who departed this life Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Mrs. Watkins was born November 7, 1958 in Youngstown, a daughter of Robert B. Sr. and Shirley Ann Wilson Saunders. She was a 1976 graduate of The Rayen School and attended Youngstown State University. Prior to her illness, Cheryl had been employed as a home health aide with Real Care Home Care. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Cheryl was an avid bingo player, and loved being with her grandchildren and family.
She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her heavenly peace, her husband, Lloyd Edward, whom she married August 26, 2006; five sons, Reginald Whitfield, Jr. and Stephen Slade of Campbell, Edward Cain of Atlanta, GA, Brian K. Slade and Brian (Keesha) Barcley both of Youngstown; four daughters, De’Ondrea Watkins of Liberty, Dyana “Missy” Slade, D’Avon (Terrance) Jones and Tina Barcley all of Youngstown; siblings, Gail Saunders-Lee of Akron, Renee Washington-Cunningham of Cleveland, James Washington of West Virginia, Cynthia Saunders of Youngstown and Rodney Saunders of North Carolina; 25 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a special friend, Tammy Montgomery; three special nieces, Marquita, Monique and Monica Hall; special granddaughter, Amariona Jackson; and a host of other nieces nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert “Bobby” Wilson, and Tyrone Smith; and a granddaughter.
Friends may call Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.