Cheryl Ann Baynham

Our beloved Cheryl Ann Baynham was born January 17, 1945 to the late Tracy Franklin Youngblood and the late Doris Eileen (Mitchell) Jones; both await their daughter with open arms.
Cheryl was the eldest of three siblings, and later three step-siblings. She attended Inkster public schools, in the district formerly called Dearborn Heights.
Cheryl was christened as an infant. She was a member of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, where she made her confirmation vows at the age of eleven. Cheryl sang in both the church choir, and her school glee clubs.
At seventeen, Cheryl married her high school sweetheart, Calvin McKinney. They had two children, Tonya Michelle, and Calvin Robert.
In her early 20’s, Cheryl worked at several department stores, in downtown Detroit, as an elevator operator (yes back in the day, elevators weren’t automated) namely, J.L Hudson’s, B. Siegel’s, and lastly, Grinnell Brother’s. She was married to George Baynham during that time.
Around 1969, Cheryl got hired at Chrysler Stamping Plant. When her marriage with George ended, she met, and fell in love with William (Bill) Webb. They had one child, Toya Monique.
After retiring from Chrysler in June, 2002, Cheryl worked at the Avenue (women’s clothing store) until the store closed.
Besides, being very proud of her loving family, Cheryl was very proud of her work history. Cheryl loved to read, and had hundreds of novels. She was an excellent cook, and was a serious bid whist and spades player. She loved traveling with her family, and dining out with family and friends. Cheryl loved the cider mill. She loved growing plants. For every holiday, from Easter to Christmas, Chery loved decorating her apartment with pride and joy.
As her health began to fail, she loved connecting with family and friends on Facebook. She particularly loved talking with her cousin Jadine Caldwell. Their laughter would take away her pain. Cheryl remained an independent woman, who did things her way, until she became critically ill.
On November 30, 2022 at 8:46 P.M. Cheryl made her final transition from this life to the next.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Tonya Mckinney Elder, Calvin McKinney, and Toya Ward. Her grandchildren: grandson and wife, Taven and Helen McKinney, Christopher McKinney; Jonathan McKinney; grand-daughter and husband, Cherika and Joshua Scott, Blake Baynham, Waddell Jr. and Darien Burney, Tor’ray and Tiah Ward. Her great grandchildren: Yasmin, Haven, Morgan, Taven Jacob, Mar’sean, Olivia, and Deron.
Her siblings: sister and husband, Deborah and Duncan Moore; brother and wife, Jeffrey and Melinda Jones, brother and wife, Weaver and Mary Jones, stepbrother and wife, Warren (Mike) and Marilyn Jones, stepsister Wanda Jones, stepsister and husband, Debra Lynn and Anthony Holmes. Stepfather and wife Warren and Shirley Jones. Her nephews and nieces: Robert Young; Nissan, Nishan, Jeffrey,Siitaya Jones and Joshua Andersen; Markia Garcia and Travis Jones; a host of relatives on the Youngblood, Mitchell and Jones sides of the family.
Preceding her in death are Mother and father, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and her life-long friend Elizabeth (Liz).

A memorial service will be held for Cheryl on December 28, 2022, at 12:00 P.M at The Way of the Lord Church
7116 Fenkell Avenue
Detroit, Michigan, 48238

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  1. Deborah and Duncan

    Byeee, my precious sister, i love and will miss you with all my heart.
    Deb and Dunk Moore ❤

  2. Rita Gray-Martin

    Rest in peace, Dear Cousin. No more pain or suffering! You lived life on earth your way to the fullest! We have another Angel watching over us.

  3. Rita Gray-Martin

    Rest in peace, Dear Cousin. No more pain or suffering! You lived life on earth your way to the fullest! We have another Angel watching over us.

  4. Oh, Cousin Cheryl, I know angels lightened your transition and I pray they watch over the dear family and friends you left behind after a long life. In time we will be comforted by our memories, and our chuckles will return as we think of the laughs we shared.
    Love, Valerie

  5. Too many miles and too much time between us. Rest in the care of the Lord,s loving embrace.

  6. Till we meet again auntie…..I’ll always cherish our your life and spirt may God be pleased with you Love you❤️❤️❤️❤️🕊🕊🕊

  7. Anita Mitchell Ulmer

    Cheryl, you were the oldest of the cousins on the Mitchell side of the family and I was the next oldest. I always thought you were so beautiful and popular as we hung together during our teen years. We both married right out of high school and were able to talk about how we should have listened more to our parents. I regret that we didn’t hang out together after our teens, but we always talked and your attitude was always positive and hopeful about the circumstances that our choices brought about.
    I Love you and your family and will miss you so much.

  8. I love you guys… Toya, Tonya, and Robert. I love your mom so much. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m offering your family my most deepest condolences.

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