On Friday, January 20th, 2023, Cherrie Lynn Fox, loving mother, grandmother, philosopher, and friend, passed away at the age of 46. Waking up Friday morning to snow, we think she left on purpose, to avoid another Indiana winter.
Cherrie was born on June 7th, 1976 to Leroy and Lindal Weaver, in Goshen, Indiana. On March 4th, 1995 she married James L. Fox and together they raised three daughters, Alexandria, Dannielle, and Dakota.
Her employment was diverse and wide-ranging. She taught students with special needs at Syracuse Elementary, eventually received her real estate license, and in the months before she passed, was in the process of becoming a Recovery and Life Coach.
Cherrie was everyone’s friend. She was a talented gardener and could turn any piece of scrap wood into a cherished family heirloom. She was a collector of, well, everything from people to cans of spray paint, and knew how to cook a mean fried chicken. Cherrie enjoyed deep conversations about the meaning of life, spirituality, and religion with anyone who could match her curiosity and wonder at the world. She was interested in the mysticism of nature and the world of physics which taught her the first law of thermodynamics: energy is neither created or destroyed. Her family takes comfort in that now knowing that her energy is not gone, just, though it’s hard to imagine, less orderly.
Cherrie’s regrets were few but included falling asleep on a beach for too many hours at Disney World, resulting in the worst sunburn of her life, as well as each and every time she ran out of those damn Marlboro Reds.
Cherrie’s first philosophy in life was: People are so good. She believed wholeheartedly that perfect is the enemy of good and loved people not in spite of but because of their flaws.
Her second philosophy was: I can do hard things. She took hardship as a personal challenge and outlasted the life expectancy of her terminal diagnosis by over 8 months. While her lifespan was less than average, her life was anything but–she loved hard, gave freely, laughed often, and was full of faith.
Cherrie was preceded in death by her father, Leroy, her mother, Lindal, and a sister-in-law, Lindsay. She is survived by her husband, Jim, her brother, Erik, her three daughters, Alexandria, Dannielle, and Dakota, four grandchildren, Koda, Royal, Venus, and Barrett, and a very loving extended family.
Her funeral service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 at Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 1001 S Huntington St. in Syracuse, Indiana. Friends and family are welcome to gather at the funeral home two hours prior to the service, from 1-3pm, on Saturday.