Kelsey Lauren Cherry

1993 - 2024

Kelsey Lauren Cherry passed away on May 9, 2024. She was born February 11, 1993, to Ernie and Theresa Cherry. She enjoyed and dearly loved all of her family and believed in the family unit and the powerful effect it has on individuals. Her family loved her deeply in return. She was such a warm person and had a way of making others feel comfortable and free to be themselves. Her sense of humor and her infectious laugh made her a joy to be around. She was the epitome of the definition of genuine.

Kelsey took pleasure in the spiritual teachings at Piedmont Cowboy Church, a place that reveres animals as much as she did. She was gifted in working with people with challenges that benefited from therapeutic riding at Horse Power. She volunteered at the Forsyth Humane Society and worked with many rescue organizations. Her true passion in life was her care and love for animals. She was a certified veterinary assistant with training in animal rescue. Kelsey also delighted in riding horses, fishing, camping, and listening to  country music. She was an avid reader with knowledge in many subjects.

Kelsey was preceded in death by her grandparents; Lee and Marion Cherry and Foster and Nellie McBryde, and her cousins, Hannah and Abigail McBryde.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Matthew Lee Cherry and her nephew Landon Reid Cherry. She is also survived by her uncles and aunts; Alfred and Rita Cherry of Denver, Gary and Virginia Dellinger of Catawba, Lee and Malynda Van Dyke of Claremont, Wiley and Sharon Reddick of Greensboro, Michael and Debra McBryde of Laurinburg, Keith and Gina Tew, Perry and Cindy McBryde, and Corey McBryde and Randy Wright all of Raeford. She also leaves behind numerous cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on May 30, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the    Piedmont Saddle Club, 8001 Leabourne Rd., Colfax, NC. Dress is casual, the service will take place inside the covered arena.  The family is hoping to greet everyone following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Forsyth Humane Society or The Wounded Warrior Project. Affordable Cremations of Winston-Salem assisted the family with arrangements.



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