Cheryl Ann BrazellSeptember 14, 1948 ~ February 9, 2017 (age 68)
Cheryl Ann Brazell
September 14, 1948 - February 9, 2017
Children: Alecia Cheryl, April Denise, Angela Christie, Derick Lucius (Jamica), Daniel Williams (Marlene), Darryl Patrick;
Grandchildren: Kayla Janae (Ben), Abel Patric, Nicholas Jalen, Derick Alexander, Aliyah Danielle, Naomi Daniella & Daniel William
Great Grandchildren: Nikolai Kenneth & Ethan William
Siblings: Eileen Chyzinski (Michael), Kathleen Bryant (Sammy) & Donald Clayborn
Husband, Lucius Speaman; Parents, MD & Ludie Clayborn; Siblings, Phyllis Ann, Gerald, Darrell & Ralph Clayborn
Cheryl was born September 14, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA to MD and Ludie Clayborn. Cheryl would grow up in a loving household and would often share delightful stories of her and her siblings’ adventures. Whether it was running around with her brothers or looking up to her older sisters, they had a special bond and deep love for each other.
Cheryl would meet her husband, Lucius Brazell at the tender age of 14 and would marry her best friend December 5, 1967. Shortly thereafter, they would welcome their first child Alecia to the world. Three years later, they welcomed April and then Angie, Derick and Daniel arrived. Last but not least, and a complete surprise ten years later, Darryl was born.
Cheryl would raise her children and come to love and influence hundreds of other children as an elementary school librarian. She instilled in each the love of reading. We could hardly go to the store without someone stopping to reminisce with Mrs. Brazell.
Cheryl became acquainted with Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1972. She would dedicate her life through baptism on September 30, 1973. Cheryl loved her God, Jehovah. She would spend 40+ years as a student of the bible and preaching the good news. Her love for Jehovah and her love for people would motivate her. Cheryl would become a pillar in the Mead Valley Congregation, a faithful sister and role model for many. Also, while in Jehovah’s organization she developed many lifelong friendships.
Cheryl loved sewing, reading, playing piano, working in her yard and caring for her turtle Tortuga. She loved her family unconditionally and gave her time and resources to any in need. Cheryl was a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed by not only her family but by her many friends and acquaintances.
Thank you from the Brazell Family
We would like to thank everyone for your overwhelming display of love and support. Your kindness; prayers, meals, visits, phone calls, flowers, cards, and encouraging words all display the fruitage of the spirit of our God, Jehovah (Galatians 5:22-23) and have provided us with much needed support as we cope with our loss.
The family has faith in the words found in Revelation 21:3, 4:
“And he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor
outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”