Cheryl Ellison, 63 of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Wednesday September 8, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL.
She was born August 19, 1958 in Beaver Falls, PA and came here 34 years ago from Ocklawaha, FL. Mrs. Ellison earned her Bachelors Degree in Christian Education from Geneva College and was a teacher for over 30 years.
She had taught all grades during her career, positively impacting the lives of her students and fellow teachers. Local schools were the Red Level Christian Academy, River Gardens Christian School and West Coast Christian School.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Ellison on August 23, 2021. She was also preceded in death by her sister Laura Rowe, her mother Mary Jane Rowe and her grandson Maxwell Ellison.
She is survived by her son Richard Ellison and wife Alicia of Beverly Hills, FL, her daughter Lisa Zuidema and husband James of Spring Hill, FL, her father Thomas Rowe of Beaver Falls, PA, sisters Rhonda Tetemanza (Joe) of Ohio and Brenda Pace (Ed) of Ohio, her nephew Walker Tetemanza and her beloved grandchildren Elizabeth Rose and Wylee Cooper Ellison.
A memorial service presided by Dr. Tim Lantzy will be held on Saturday September 18th at the First Baptist Church of Crystal River with family receiving friends from 10:30 AM until the service time at 11 AM. Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory of Crystal River, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 12, 2021.