Cherry Lee Wise was born on September 1, 1945 to (the late) Robert Jenkins and Flaxie Little Jenkins in Brooklyn, New York. She departed this life on Friday, February 2, 2018 due to complications with her heart at Woodhull Hospital.
Cherry attended Franklin K. Lane High School and Long Island University.
Cherry was joined in holy matrimony to (the late) Leslie J. Wise, and from their union, three children were born: Shonise M. Wise, Nicole D. Wise and (the late) Stacey V. Massie.
Cherry had a fulfilling career with New York City School Safety Department with New York Police Department; however, she had to retire early because of her heart condition.
Though predeceased by her husband Leslie J. Wise, her daughter Stacey Massie, and her nephews: LaVaughn Wilson, III and Maurice Wilson; she leaves to cherish her memory, two children: Shonise M. Wise and Nicole Wise; her sister Barbara J. Wilson; four grandchildren: Clifton L. Melvin, Jr., Justin M. Wise, Marquis L. Massie and Selena Massie; one great-grandchild Symphony Massie; her nephew Eric Dickson; her soulmate Leonard Pearson; and a host of other loving family members and friends.