Cheryl Gae Sanders, age 71, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at her home in Acworth, Georgia on August 11th.
Born on February 26, 1948 in Washington D.C. to Dorothy Aylease (Harris) and Edom Isaac Patterson, Cheryl possessed an unwavering and infectious smile that touched the lives of many during the thirty-plus years she spent as a nurse.
Cheryl will be lovingly remembered by her husband of forty-three years, Jerry Wayne Sanders; her mother, Dorothy Patterson; her sister, Dianne McKevitt; two sons, Edward Irvin and his wife, Kristina, and Jerry Isaac Sanders and his wife, Ali; a daughter, Christie Parker, and her husband, Carl; as well as a niece and 11 grandchildren.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand by my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a 1,000 winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sun on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled light
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.