Cherilu Pearson (Fancy Sun), age 38, of Fargo, ND, died on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Essentia Health, Fargo.
Cherilu Pearson (Fancy Sun), age 38, of Fargo, ND, died on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Essentia Health, Fargo. Wake will be held Monday at 3 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 8 p.m., all in the St. Michael Rec. Center, St. Michael, ND. Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to St. Michael may gather on the St. Jerome’s road, prior to 2 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Rec. Center, St. Michael. Burial will be in Lighthouse Assembly of God Cemetery, Fort Totten, ND. Cherilu the beautiful daughter of Jacob Abraham and Myra Pearson was born on Nov. 2, 1979, the youngest of four siblings and the only girl…our baby! Cherilu was unique from the day she was born; her name is one of a kind being named after her two aunts Cheryl and Betty Lou. Although the only girl, being around boys most of the time, she often thought she was a boy. Playing in the mud with her brother’s toys or on a few occasions after being all dressed up, nice and pretty she would head for the dirt. Cherilu was our baby, she was often confused with being older than her other half – Randy. Although Randy was older, she was the boss of the duo. She always decided who, what, where and when. No matter what, it was sure to go and very seldom would he second guess her or question her confidence on what her decision was. Randy obviously knew before anyone, Cherilu was smart, bright and talented. Through grade school she earned many awards and achievements. She was in the gifted and talented class while in elementary, once rewarded with a trip to Florida. Being the bright star she is, she also played basketball, ran in cross country; participating in a nationals cross country event in Birmingham, Alabama. Finally, one day the girl came out in our baby. She became a cheerleader who was loud, proud and clear, eventually becoming cheerleading captain. Throughout high school, she continued to excel with her competition for awards and achievements. With her past success, she surprised us all in the 11th grade; she had enough credits to graduate a year early. Upon graduating early, she earned the Salutatorian award in the Four Winds class of 1997. Cherilu continued her education with Cankdeska Cikana Community College earning her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She continued on at UND for her Bachelor’s degree, not yet finished. Cherilu had a passion for kids, their wellbeing and working with them. She was an early childhood teacher in the three to five-year-old classroom for a number of years. She also worked with Spirit Lake Tribal Social Services working with children. During the start of her young adult life she met Jeremy Rainbow, in this union they had four handsome boys – Jeremy Jr., Joran, Justin and Jacolby Ronald. The four J’s. She loved her boys very much and thought the world of them. She had a big heart and enjoyed being around family and friends. She will be missed by all and never forgotten. Cherilu is survived by her handsome four J’s: Jeremy Julius, Joran Antonio, Justin Jeffery and Jacolby Ronald; mother, Myra Pearson; father, Jacob Abraham; brothers, Terry (Martina), Brian and Randy; aunts, Cheryl, Betty, Candy; uncle, Terry Alex; Goddaughter Bella Roulette; grandpas, Delbert and Aloysius Cloud and Grandma, Corrine Cloud; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; aunts, Eunice Davidson, Janet, Sandra and Marcella Martin, Renita Delorme; uncles, Glen Abraham, Wesley, Calvin and Stanley Littlewind; paternal grandmothers, Marie Martin, Winona Fox, Sally Alberts, Marie Martin, Cousins, Davy and Joy Davidson, Lisa and Lance Kimmerly, Felicia St. Pierre, June Gourd Yankton, and Margo Gourd; great-aunts, Sylvia Webber and Esther Abraham; paternal grandfather, Quentin Alberts. Cherilu was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Morgan; grandfather, Harold Morgan; maternal grandfather, Vernon Pearson and Timothy Cloud; paternal grandfather, Joseph Abraham; and great-grandparents, Jerome and Jennie (Mazakohomni) Abraham; maternal great-grandparents, George and Alvina Alberts; maternal great-grandfathers, Sam, Jesse, Steven Cloud; maternal great-great, grandmother, Nellie Cloud; niece, Rihanna Pearson; two infant nieces; nephew, Michael Cloud; cousin, Shawn Charboneau; uncle, Stacy Little Ghost; ancestors, Waanatan, Tiyowaste, Inkpaduta, Makeidaya, Sihahanska, Hehakanajin, Wakanukita.