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4035 Bronxwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Phone: 718-231-7647
Grace Cherebin

Grace Cherebin

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Sunrise: December 21, 1926 - Sunset: October 6, 2020

Grace Earldine Mills Cherebin was born in Harlem NY to hard working parents, Harry Mills and Albertha Clarke Mills of Nevis-St. Kitts and was the seventh of eight children. She was always very active, energetic, loved to dance, run races, jump rope (double-dutch), skate, play tennis and badminton in Central Park, among other activities.

She, her sisters and friends were original “Harlem Renaissance Girls”, working hard and coming of age in the era of jazz, Duke Ellington, the Lindy Hop, big-band dances, stylish dresses, heels and elbow-length gloves, at the Savoy, Commodore Hotel and other iconic ballrooms.

She attended public schools and graduated from Central Commercial High School where she learned and perfected her typing, stenography and administrative business skills.

She married Fitzroy L. Cherebin on May 28, 1950, after his military service in WWII.
They had four children, Valarie (deceased in infancy), Cecily, Wayne and Carl.
As a wife and mother she went on to complete her associates degree in applied sciences from New York City Community College (CUNY).

Her work experience included being a switchboard operator at New York Telephone Company, then in 1961 became employed by the New York City Board of Education, progressing through various positions from school aide up to training para-professionals until she retired in 1990.

She loved to travel and began visiting various islands in the 1960’s with hers sisters and friends, then expanded to traveling abroad in the 1970s into the early 2000s, to Mexico, Greece, Brazil, Israel, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia (multiple visits to some) and also went on countless cruises enjoying the multiple ports of call.

As a mother and aunt, which was all the same to her, she was patient and loving but also strong minded, taught tough life lessons and trained her children to be disciplined, honest, useful, independent, use common sense and be part of the solutions in life and not the problems. She was funny, feisty and famous for countless sayings of guidance, truth and words to live and survive by.
Most of all, she studied the bible, believed in God and our saviour, Jesus Christ.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    McCall's Bronxwood Funeral Home
    4035 Bronxwood Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10466
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 10:00am
    McCall's Bronxwood Funeral Home
    4035 Bronxwood Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10466
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    233 Street & Webster Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10470
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Cora Wilson

Posted at 01:59pm
My name is Cora Wilson, I became Grace neighbor at her Coop City address 14 years ago. Her genuine Spirit and bright smile always greeted me warmly. While I had to head off to work, Grace would graciously accept my delivery packages for me and refused to accept any monetary offer from me. I would often check in on her and go to the store to assist in her sweet tooth at times which I loved to do, upon my return we would chat for awhile before I had to leave to get ready for work the next day. When Grace relocated I sincerely missed her, I will always remember her with 💘 Love.

Daisy Lee

Posted at 11:52am
Dear Grace and Cherebin Family,
All of you have a honorable place in my heart. Grace gave her heart and her wisdom to me. We had numerous conversations on the strength of family ties which I’ve continued throughout my years with my family (and hers). Thank you Grace & family. Daisy Lee & Désirée!

Daisy Lee Sprauve

Posted at 11:43am
Dear Grace and Cherebin Family, The strength of family ties mean(t) everything to each of you, so I plant this tree to continue the bond. Daisy Lee
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Kevin, Deb and Turner Carter

Posted at 08:47am
With loving memories of Grace Cherebin, who always greeted you with a big smile and lots of warmth. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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Curdis V. Lewis

Posted at 12:59am
Dear Aunty Grace, I can remember clearly about 32 yrs ago when my uncle Franklin took me to meet you at your home in Co-Op City. During all those years you should me nothing but pure genuine love and appreciation. Thank you for all the love you have shown me and my daughter, and the time we shared. I will cherish those precious moments and the special Bond will always stay with us . SIP Aunty Grace ❤️🙏🏾 Love your Grand -nieces Curdis & Chantel, Also your nephew (My Dad) Wilson Condell & the rest of the entire Condell’s Family 🙏🏾❤️

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