Margaret Jo Cherb

November 27, 1929 - August 30, 2018

Margaret Jo Cherb

Margaret Jo Cherb, 88, of Beaumont, was “Promoted To Glory” on August 30, 2018. Born in Mobile, Alabama, to Salvation Army parents she lived in Longview, Tyler, and Amarillo, where she graduated from Amarillo High in 1947. She attended The Salvation Army College in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating as part of the Intercessors Session in 1952 and later studied at Lamar University in Beaumont. She lived in Dallas, where she worked for the Cadillac Division of General Motors.

She moved to Beaumont in 1967, where she became the Beaumont Rotary Club Secretary. In 1980, she became the clubs Executive Director until her retirement in 1996. During her long years of service many club members believed Margaret reflected the ideals of Rotary – “Service Above Self” and the Four Way Test: “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” A longtime Rotarian, Raymand Hawa, once praised Margaret stating, “For over 20 years Margaret has been the heart and soul of our club. She has caused us to dream and dare, to grow and prosper.”

Margaret was a dedicated and faithful soldier of The Salvation Army church until she was 50 years old. To this day she holds a special love for the ministry of The Salvation Army dedicated to helping those in need and ministering the gospel.

She is musically gifted with the voice of an angel often singing solos and participating in gospel and Christian radio music programs with her family. She plays a myriad of musical instruments including piano, accordion, baritone, alto and her favorite, the bass drum. She served on The Salvation Army Advisory Board in Beaumont for several years. Margaret has been a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church for the past 38 years where she has served in many ministry positions including choir, prayer counselor, volunteer in administrative ministries and Bible Teacher. She also was a participant on a church mission trip to Macau at the age of 79. She had a passion for International travel and had the privilege of traveling all of her adult life. Margaret was a devoted mother, sister, aunt and daughter to her family whom she loved dearly. Her first love is her Lord and Savior, then her family, friends and neighbors. Margaret had a great love for children and animals all of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Winnie Leviness of Beaumont; five nieces, Debra Durden of Ocala, Florida, Sharon Schillerstrom of Salado, Texas, Sheila Cain of Longmont, Colorado, Vicky Herrin and Susan McKeefer of Plano, Texas; and two nephews, Ricky Beckhart of Alabama and Johnny Cherb of Amarillo, Texas.

A memorial service for Ms. Cherb will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were held through Broussard's Crematorium under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 2350 I-10 East, Beaumont, Texas 77703; Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704; or Calvary Baptist Church Missions Outreach, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706, in lieu of usual remembrances.  


Memorial Service
Calvary Baptist Church - Beaumont
3650 Dowlen Road Beaumont, TX 77706
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Comments (4)

  • Sondra Clark

    04 September 2018 at 22:34 | #

    How can I even begin to express the loss we feel right now for this wonderful lady.  As you read her obituary that her daughter so wonderful worded I can say all was so true.  Margaret was a wonderful lady.  She had known us since we were kids. Taught my husband how to play accordian. She was more to us then a friend. We knew she loved us by her kind words and we in turn loved her. She loved her daughter and it showed in her face. Winnie was so good to her and remained a true daughter. She will not be forgotten. We have pictures of her singing at both our children's dedications. We will have good memories of our visits with her. We laughed and smiled & sang a little. You will always be a treasure and we will see you again. Tell your wonderful parents we said hi.


  • W. J.

    03 September 2018 at 10:47 | #

    To the family:
    Very sorry for your loss. It is at a time like this that we can turn to the promises found at Isaiah 33:24 and John 5:25 to find comfort, strength and hope. We long to see their fulfillment soon.


  • Johnny Wayne Cherb

    02 September 2018 at 17:35 | #

    I wish I could have this great lady better. I knew her to be very loving and a rest Christian. Fly high Aunt Margie.


  • Ruth Sonnier

    01 September 2018 at 21:03 | #

    Margaret was a sweet lady. I really enjoyed visiting with her. So sorry for your loss.


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