In Memory

Cheryl Pulley (Smith Byers)

Cheryl Pulley (Smith Byers)

Cheryl Ann Pulley Smith Byers.  Cheryl passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Belleville, IL. She was a native of Battle Creek, MI. and a resident of East St. Louis, IL.  While attending high school, Cheryl met and later married Richard Lee Smith. She graduated as a Dean's List awardee with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Fine Arts and Communication at Southern Illinois University in 1992. She was an attentive and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grand-mother, animal rescuer, home chef, fashionista, avid lover of music and poetry. She was involved in many local clubs and civic organizations during college and after graduation. She worked as a teacher for District 189 in E. St. Louis, IL. for 20 years and retired in 2013. While employed, she received numerous accolades from principals, fellow educators, staff and the special needs children she so lovingly taught. Survivors included her mother, Helen; her children, Andre (Tasha), Atinna, and Corvin; grandchildren, Kenton, Zaria, Jakobe, Dakari and Demetrius; siblings, Clifford (Pete) Jr, Lorenzo, Michael, Jeanette and Monica; along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; and her two beloved pets, Tango and Maya.

Information from Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, MI., online on Sept. 5, 2016



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09/07/16 05:48 PM #1    

Arnold Williams


Rest peace Cheryl you were all ways one who very kind and generous to everyone you met.

Arnie Williams



09/08/16 03:45 AM #2    

Eugene Richardson

just was thing about her the other day.I know we all must follow this path one.

09/08/16 11:07 AM #3    

Nathaniel McNeal

Some of my oldest and fondest memories of BC is living next door to the Pulley family on Kalamazoo St before it became Jackson St. We had lots of fun as 9 & 10 year old kids. R.I.H. Cheryl . . .broken heart

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