A graveside service honoring the life of Cheryl Mathis Smith, 72, will be held Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Reverend Joe Waggener.
Cheryl was born to Walter Malcolm Mathis and Anna Mathis Herring on January 8, 1949 in Overton, Texas and went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
I don’t know who reads obituaries or why or even how to go about writing one. I guess I’ll start by saying that my brother and I were blessed at birth. God placed us in the loving care of Bill and Cheryl Smith. They were the best parents any guy could ever hope to have, and my heart breaks for those who weren’t as fortunate. However, the problem with a close-knit family and a strong bond is the pain that comes at a time like this – Loving someone so deeply that a piece of you dies with them. We loved our mother more than life. She was a beautiful, Godly woman who taught us how to trust God and his plan, which isn’t always easy. She taught us how to live, love, forgive and treat others. She was our prayer warrior, our strongest ally, biggest supporter and friend, and she will be missed until we are reunited in heaven. She was loved. She was loved. She was loved.
Cheryl has taken her place in heaven beside her father, Mac Mathis, and her beloved nephew, Samuel Guy. She leaves behind the woman who taught her everything, her sweet mother, Anna Mathis Herring. She is also survived by her loyal, loving and faithful husband, Bill; devoted sister, Janet Guy; sons, Critter and me (Jono) and our wonderful wives, Becky and Stephanie Smith; four grandkids, Jaylie, Caleb, Kameron and Kayson and nephew Peyton Guy. Her extended family loved as much was Brenda Hall, Connie Ruffin and Shelby Herring. She had too many other family and friends to mention. But you know you were loved. She was our angel on Earth, and we will be with her again one day.
Honoring Cheryl as pallbearers will be Joe Craig Fleniken, Mike Smith, Jon Christian Stewart, Judd Smith, Josh Ellis, David Hornsby, and Kerry Hornsby.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests for any donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Ambassadors to the Nations, or any other charitable organization of your choice.