Hood, Cheryl

Written by David Green.

Cheryl Ann (Mellon) Hood, 58, of Adrian, Mich., died Jan. 29, 2006 at her home.

She was born Jan. 19, 1948 in Hudson, Mich., to Paul Harold and Helen Arlene (Forbes) Fisher. She married James Edwin Hood on May 3, 2003 in Morenci and he survives.

Cheryl was employed at Venture Holdings Company as a quality control engineer. She was a member of the Morenci Church of the Nazarene.

Besides her husband, Cheryl is survived by three sons, Rick Mellon of Sylvania, Ohio, Rob (and Colleen) Mellon  of Adrian and Rodney (and Stacy) Mellon of Morenci; a daughter, Pamela (and John) Ramos of Adrian; two stepsons, Michael Hood of Plainfield, Ill. and Mark Hood of Adrian; one brother, Paul (Pete) Fisher of Pittsford, Mich.; grandchildren, Page, Zach, Drew, Tyler, Ryleigh, Taylor, Haley, Connor, Brenen, Bladen and Braxton and two nephews, John and Jeff Fisher.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gary Wayne Fisher and a grandson, Jacob Lee Mellon.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with Rev. Dennis Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Morenci Church of the Nazarene.

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