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NADINA LEAH CHERRY

November 18, 1949 — January 3, 2023

Garland

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging processes to go through in life. Nadina Leah Cherry went to the Kingdom from her home on January 3, 2023, to continue her walk with Christ. Life is about perspective and by knowing Christ’s words we can get through anything.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 2 pm Friday, January 27, in the Chapel at Williams & Lucas Funeral Home, 511 N. Sylvania Avenue, with interment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Nadina, 73, was born in Houston, Texas, to Neva Mae Cherry and Weldon Leon Cherry. The family lived in Austin and Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1967 and the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy.

She moved to Dallas, Texas, and worked as a licensed pharmacist at Parkland Hospital. In time, she moved to Garland, Texas, purchased a Pharmacy and became an entrepreneur. Some years passed and Nadina became a contract pharmacist practicing her craft around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

She was very active in The Order of Eastern Star and held many high-level positions. She played the piano for the Order for many years. Nadina was initiated December 10, 1968 into Fort Worth Chapter #681. She transferred to Mesquite #887, became a Plural member at Garland #156.

She was an Endowed Member of Mesquite, and served as Worthy Matron 1995-1996 at Mesquite, a Past Mother Advisor of Mesquite Assembly #268, and International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She was a Past Matron of Mesquite Chapter #887, and as a 50-year member, she received many grand appointments from the Grand Chapter of Texas.

She loves animals and spent many years in Animal Rescue and championed the Garland & Mesquite SPCA & the Dallas Zoo. She joined the Garland Police Department Citizen Police Force (Volunteer) to serve her community.

Nadina has a quirky sense of humor. Her Facebook picture shows a cross-eyed cat posted upside down. She loves animals, music, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Beatles, Star Trek, Dallas Cowboys, and sci-fie (science) fiction. She and her family experienced many joyful years together celebrating birthdays, special occasions, holidays and going to the movies.

Bless you, Nadina; it’s an incredible pleasure to know you. We love you and may your Kingdom rewards be great. Nadina is survived by her Sister Naida Gail Prough, Niece Amberly Kay Prough, Cousin Beverly Davis, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Cousin Randy Cherry, Wichita Falls, Texas, and First Cousin Once Removed Ted Evans, Gruver, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Garland Animal Shelter, 1902 St. Hwy. 66, Garland, TX 75040, 972-205-3570, the Dallas Zoo, 650 S. RL Thornton Frwy., Dallas, TX 75203, 469-554-7501, or to Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Rd., Mesquite, TX 75149, 972-216-6283, in her memory, is suggested.

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