Cheryl Dyvonne Sapp Williams
1967 - 2020
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Cheryl Dyvonne Sapp Williams

Cheryl Dyvonne Sapp Williams was born on October 24, 1967, in Quincy, FL to the beloved union of Leon and Marionette Bradwell Sapp. She was a bubbly, loving and happy baby, and the first year of her life brought special memories to her father in a special way. The year of 1968 was a turbulent year in the United States of America with the unrest of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War forefront and center. It also was the year that recorded the deaths of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. in May and of Senator Robert Kennedy in June. Both were key proponents of the movement for justice for all. Both May and June of 1968 were months of grief for the world, but July brought joy and happiness to a family who had been separated by distance. In July 9-month old Baby Cheryl arrived with her mother in Milan, Italy, to join her father who was serving in the military. The 205-mile train ride to the air force base at Rimini, Italy was pure joy in the heart of her father who was waiting with anticipation. Baby Cheryl won the hearts of and was greatly loved by Italian Military Police Officer Francisco Laterza and his family. Mrs. Laterza would often baby sit Cheryl to allow her father and mother to shop and tour many of the cities in Italy.

Cheryl's early years were spent in Quincy, FL, where she attended the public schools of Gadsden County. She later moved with her family to Suitland, MD, where she graduated from Forestville High School in 1985.

Cheryl found her purpose in her educational career choice. In preparation for her purpose, she received her B. S. degree in Education from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, in 1991; her Master's in Education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1993; and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia in Carrolton, GA, in 2010. In her twenty-eight years in education, Cheryl was dedicated and diligent in her commitment to planning and implementing her duties in her roles as Elementary Education Teacher, Curriculum Support Teacher, and as Assistant Principal at Hapeville Elementary School from 2015 to 2018. In addition to being a caring and loving teacher to her students, she was also a bright light and a confidante to a multitude of friends, colleagues, and professional associates.

Cheryl is the mother of three BEAUTIFUL daughters: Angel Faith McKinnon, Aleah Jasmine McKinnon, and Endya Marie Williams. She is also the oldest of seven children, who include three sisters: Yvette F. Sapp and Latonya M. Baker, both of Tallahassee, FL; and Kimberly M. King of Fairburn, GA; three brothers: Rashaan L. King of Savannah, GA; Ellrie C. Allen of Wesley Chapel, FL; and Anthony C. King, who preceded her in death.

Cheryl possessed a sweet and loving spirit that could only be given by God. An excerpt from her own personal writings gives an insight to her walk with God: "Presently, God is the center of my life. He is the lamp for my feet, a light on my path, guiding me with His word, love, and Holy Spirit. I am immersed in activities that help to nurture my relationship with God. These activities include an active member at Chapelhill Church; participation in small groups; a Woman of Valor (WOV) member; fellowship time with other Christians; daily devotionals and bible readings; prayer and meditation time with God; and memorizing scriptures. I see God working in my life as I positively impact the lives of others. I have a great sense of peace and joy. I lean on God's promises and provisions to never forsake me. He is my protector! I live by the fruit of the spirit --- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As a disciple functioning in my new nature … This turns the IMPOSSIBLE TO I'M POSSIBLE! Meaning, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13) - CHERYL.

With the love of Cheryl's daughters, sisters, brothers, and a wonderful extended family, including nieces and nephews, she was (and is) also cherished by a loving father and mother, Leon Sapp and Marionette King; loving grandparents, Lois Thigpen, Katherine Bridges, Simmie Boles (deceased), Roberta Pete (deceased), Louvenia Bradwell (deceased), and Luis Bradwell (deceased); aunts, Joanne Carroll, Louvenia "Pinky" Bradwell, Cathy Bridges, Maria Neasy Bridges, Cynthia Thigpen, Mildred Sconyers, and Lynette Bridges (deceased); uncles, Michael Bridges, Dennis Lewis Bridges, Willie Thigpen, Billy Thigpen (deceased), and Lonnie Thigpen (deceased); favorite cousin, Bridgette S. Weston; and special recognition to best friend and Godmother of Cheryl's children, Evelyn Queen; and Godson Canary Dukes. A host of other great aunts, great uncles and cousins also cherish her fond memories.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Chapel Hill Church, 5357 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville, GA 30135.




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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Jun. 23 to Jun. 25, 2020.
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June 28, 2020
To La'Tonya and family, I am praying for God to give you the strength to get through this difficult time and know that she will always be smiling down on you. Cheryl was always such a sweet person.

Love Shannon
Shannon Stokes
Family
June 27, 2020
Such an amazing sprit! Im deeply saddened by this... Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones.

Jevonne Roman
Jevonne
Coworker
June 27, 2020
Such an amazing sprit! Im deeply saddened by this... Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones.

Jevonne Roman
Jevonne Roman
Coworker
June 26, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken. So very proud of the life my dear college buddy achieved. Wish I had made a visit.
Melissa Goldsborough
June 26, 2020
Cheryl has found her eternal rest. Our heart and prayers go out to her family. We pray that fond memories of her will bring you comfort and joy . May Gods love and blessings help you all through this challenging time in your lives. Cheryl will be forever in our hearts,
Your Loving Cousins,
Curtis & Sonja Bridges
Quincy, FL
Dr. Sonja Bridges
Family
June 26, 2020
I still have such fond memories of my late-90's 5th-grade teacher from Stewart Street Elementary School. At the beginning of the school year, I was overjoyed when the guidance office informed me that I'd be in her class. She was so full of fun and creativity. She went above and beyond the basics to add a new layer of enrichment to our experience. She taught us math steps by creating musical jingles, threw us a pizza party at the end of each grading period, bought a wonderful pet bird for our classroom, and so much more, all while mesmerizing us with her beautiful soul. We reconnected many years later, via Facebook, and she was just as caring and kind as before. May your spirit live on, Mrs. Cheryl Sapp...
Gabriel M.
Student
June 26, 2020
To Pinkye and the Family - Thinking of you and wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

Love -
Members of the Class of 1970
Carter-Parramore High School (Quincy, Florida)
June 26, 2020
To Pinkye and the Family - Thinking of you and wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain.

Love -
Members of the Class of 1970
Carter-Parramore High School (Quincy, Florida)
June 25, 2020
I cherished the moments that we shared together. You will always be in my heart. When you called me last month, we enjoyed talking about the Word of God. Love You! Family, look to the Lord for your strength.
Shirley Stokes
Family
June 25, 2020
Cheryl I am blessed to have called you my friend. You are at peace now. I love you. Rest In Heaven my sister in Christ.
Vanetta Collins
Friend
June 25, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Vasco Floyd
Friend
June 25, 2020
Leon and family,
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
We, the Class of 1966 of Carter Parramore High are so sorry for your loss.
With endless love, deepest sympathy, and prayers.
Humbly submitted
Your classmates
Quincy, Florida
June 24, 2020
Words cannot express what I'm feeling right now. I met Cheryl at Florida High and we connected to become best of friends. The time we shared was awesome, the laughs, and all the fun seemed endless. RIP my friend! My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family.

Cheryl
Friend
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