Cheryl Lee Mallard-Facey White was born on February 22, 1959, and passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2018. A lifelong resident of Boston, Cheryl grew up in the former Bromley-Heath housing development, where she developed life-long friendships. She graduated from English High School, and shortly thereafter, met the love of her life, her husband Gilbert, ultimately welcoming their daughter Tremana Diamond White in 1989, and their son Armani Miles White in 1991 after many years together.
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Cheryl had many careers throughout her life. In between working full-time as an administrative assistant from a medical products company with her sister and later in fine jewelry sales, Cheryl would continue her education and go on to obtain her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Fisher Junior College and her Bachelor’s Degree at Boston University. In addition, through hard work and determination, Cheryl would achieve her dream of home ownership with her husband. She would continue on to become a licensed real estate agent.
Cheryl loved and cared for her family and friends deeply. She was the epitome of “super mom” consistently putting her full energy into making sure her children had a great education, lots of extra curricular activities and were connected with all sides of the family. She would lead regular day long outings to local parks, beaches, and museums with a Volvo packed with her children, their friends, and cousins. She was also “Nana Cheryl” to her step-son Gilbert III & her daughter-in-law Andrea’s children who she showered with gifts and love. Cheryl excelled as a mother, grandmother, wife and businesswoman. Her love and talents will be missed dearly.
Cheryl was the beloved daughter of the late William Henry Facey and Gladys Elizabeth (Chute) Facey along with her late siblings William Henry Facey, Jr, James Gordon Facey, and Sandra Ann (Facey) Thorne of Boston.
She leaves to mourn husband Gilbert Eugene White, Jr., children Tremana Diamond White, Armani Miles White, step-son Gilbert White, III and his wife Andrea White. Grandchildren Treon Thomas-Cooper, Saria White, and Miriam White. God children Jerrell Thorpe-Johnson and Jared Thorpe Johnson. In-Laws, Claire Facey, Billie White, Stephanie White, Ronald White, James White, Phillip White, and Denzel Townsend. Cousins Lenwood “Wood” Thorpe, Darlene Thorpe, Nieces and nephews Janene Palumbo, Stefvon Facey, Kim Witherspoon, Dawne Thorne, Sudaara White, Brian White, Zoie White, Pilan White. Great nieces and nephews Lashay Thorpe, Lauryn Thorpe-Johnson, Miguel Maldonado Jr, Janeja Thorpe, Nami Smith-Thorpe, Stefvon Facey, Jr, Lexi Palumbo, Mia Palumbo and a host of other relatives along with devoted friends Anne Thorne, Robinette Woolridge, Karen McManus and Michael Edwards. Oh and let us not forget Cheryl’s beloved pets Carrot White, the late Ms. Muffy Fluffy White, and the crew of birds who are perched outside her bedroom window.
A Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at Morning Star Baptist Church 1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
Interment: New Calvary Cemetery
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home