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 Willie Frank Cherry, Jr., 66, of New Bern died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

A walk through viewing will be held 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc. 

His service is 1:00 PM, Friday, March 27, 2020 at New Bern Memorial Cemetery, 1112  Chelsea Road followed by the interment.

He is survived by his two sons, Willie Cherry, III, Greensboro, NC, Rashad Cherry, New Bern; daughters, Angela Smith, New Bern, Tawana Cherry, McLeansville, NC and Wadiya Cherry, Whitsett, NC; two brothers, Calvin Cherry, New Bern, NC, Tommy Cherry, Havelock; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at his residence 1109 Meadows St. New Bern
, NC on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

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  • Monday, March 23, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    I was deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Cherry’s passing. My deepest condolences to you Tawana and your family.
    ~ Carolyn Moolhuyzen   Winston Salem, NC
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Expressions of sympathy are extended to the Cherry family during this difficult season. May the God of HOPE comfort and strengthen you today, and the days ahead.
    ~ Dr. Erroll L. Royal   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    My deepest condolences to my God nieces Tawana and Wadiya and nephew Rashad as well as the Cherry family. Just know that God is in control and may he continue to comfort you. Love you..Aunt Michelle
    ~ Michelle Pelham   Hope Mills
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Rest in Peace
    ~ Rigdon K Whitfield Sr.   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Prayers and condolences for the Cherry family.
    ~ Carla Moore   New Bern
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    To Angela Smith & Family, My sincere condolences are extended to the family. May God continue to peace, strength and mercy to you.
    ~ Jermaine Smith   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    To Angela Smith & family, My sincere condolences are extended to the family. May God continue to provide peace, strength and mercy to you.
    ~ Jermaine Smith   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Sincere condolences to the Cherry family. May God give you the comfort and strength you need to endure this journey of Willie’s transition. A “Pembroke home boy” I’ve known all my life, will be dearly missed and remembered always.
    ~ Mary Wynn   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to the family.
    ~ Shenatta Powell   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of my Friend Willie !!! Know that you all are in my Thoughts and Prayers !!! May God grant you all the strength to deal with this most terrible of times !!! LOVE YOU ALL !!!!
    ~ Henry Dancy   Pinetops, NC
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    My condolences to the Cherry Family for theIr loss. Willie was a good friend and will be missed. May God continue to Bless you during this difficult time.
    ~ Reginald Murphy   Chattanooga, TN