Joann Crocker Cherry

December 1, 1931April 20, 2021

Joann Crocker Cherry, 89, longtime resident of Beaumont, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Richmond, TX. Joann was born December 1, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Joann spent her childhood in Beaumont and was a 1949 graduate of French High School. She and her husband, Robert Alton, were high school sweethearts and were married almost 50 years prior to his death in 1996. She received her certification as a Licensed Vocational Nurse from Lamar University and was a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Women’s and Children’s Hospital of SE Texas for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1995. Joann loved bowling and participated in competitive league play for many years, even being credited with bowling several perfect games, of which she was very proud. Joann was an endowed member of the Order of the Eastern Star Beaumont Chapter No. 71 and served as Worthy Matron in 1997. Joann was also a woman of strong faith and a member of Dawndale Baptist Church. Joann is preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Rae Crocker; husband Robert Alton Cherry; and twin sister Ruth Ann Klipper. She is survived by son, Robert D Cherry Sr. and wife Angela; daughter Brenda McLaughlin; son Alton L. Cherry and wife Laura; grandchildren Robert D. Cherry Jr., Randal Darin Cherry, John Landon McLaughlin, Lindsey McLaughlin, Sterling R. Cherry; and 5 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. A Gathering of Family and Friends of Joann will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77703. Following the Gathering of Family and Friends, a graveside Celebration of Joann's Life will begin at 12:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4950 Pine, Beaumont, Texas 77703, in the Garden of Gethsemane. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cherry family.


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • A Celebration of Joann's Life

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


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David Watts

April 26, 2021

To the Cherry Family,
Extending my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loving mother.
I have good memories of her service as a nurse and supportive Mom. Still quite jealous of her bowling talent!
Sorry that I missed the service. My Mom is 93 and still in Beaumont while I am residing in Houston.
Sincerely, David Watts

Dorothy Overstreet

April 23, 2021

My family and the Cherry family were good friends . Thinking and praying for all of you 💕