Cheryl Ann Fair was born in Seattle, WA on August 3, 1952 to Emanuel and Alice Fair. Cheryl attended Coleman Elementary, Washington Junior High (where she met her lifelong love, Anthony Parker), and Garfield High School. Cheryl was a true dog – a Puppette, Cheerleader, and a member of the Old School dance team that performed at Bubblin’ Brown Sugar.
After Garfield, Cheryl went on to graduate from Seattle Central College with a degree in Office Management. She then went on to work at Ryan Instruments, the Bon Marche’ (Macy’s), and the Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS). Her most recent employer was the City of Seattle (Seattle Public Utilities) where she worked in public service for over 25 years.
Cheryl loved her family and supported her community. She spent her free time volunteering alongside her husband and children as a team mom, scorekeeper, and analyst. Cheryl understood the power of showing up! If you had an event or a function she was there. No celebration was too small, no tournament was too far. No bleacher was too cold, no sermon was too long. Cheryl’s kindness was contagious and her words were always reassuring.
Cheryl passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 30, 2018. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, sister LaDonna, and daughter Airian Rose. She is survived by her Husband Anthony Purcell Parker Sr., two sons (Anthony Jr. and Aaron), one daughter (Latasia Lanier), one grandson (Lelan Bell), brother Edwin, sister Edwina Davis (Roland Davis Sr.), two godbrothers, two godsisters , a number of goddaughters, godsons, nieces, nephews and a host of family, friends and loved ones.
Until we meet again… Love, Love, Love!