Black, Cheryl Ann (Eichel)

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May 2, 1951 - September 14, 2017

Black, Cheryl Ann (Eichel)

Cheryl Ann (Eichel) Black, age 66, of University Park died Thursday, September 14, 2017 following a long battle with breast cancer.

Cheryl graduated from Dover (Ohio) High School in 1969 and received a B.S. R.N. from The Ohio State University in 1973. After she married Jeff Black, M.D. in 1974, she lived in Columbus, Dallas, Baltimore, Charleston, San Diego, returning to Dallas in 1990 to support her husband’s medical training and career.

Her life was dedicated to serving others which was especially evident in a nursing career that often involved leadership. Positions held included Head Nurse/Director of Surgical ICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital, SMU Student Health Center and Congregational Care at Highland Park Presbyterian (HPPC), where she was an active member and officer. In 2013 she was named one of the 100 Great Nurses in DFW. Her most rewarding and impactful legacy was being a friend, advisor and encourager to those with health concerns.

She is survived by husband, Jeff; children, Kirsten Bruner, Ian and Trevor; grandson Von; siblings, Glenn Eichel and Laurie Hess.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital or HPPC missions.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00pm at Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) 3821 University Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75205.

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Christopher W Moore

September 29, 2017 8:35AM

Dr. Black, you were a good husband and partner. I'm know it was a long fight and they always end roughly. It's not fair. My condolences for you loss. Thinking about you.


Hellen Kimathi

September 19, 2017 8:34PM

Cheryl surely demonstrated who a true Christian is by her actions and deeds. I remember Cheryl assisting Dr Paul Sanders to administer flu shots to All Nations members when we stated our worship service at HP.Most of us were first generation immigrants who had no health insurance then. Cheryl gave her service for free with a lot of Joy. When I wanted to renew my CPR card, Cheryl was there for me and she thought me tremendous skills of CPR. I can write so much about Cheryl, but all I can say for now is that Cheryl was my Freind and my mentor. I miss her but I am greatful for I know I will see her again. Amen. I pray for the lord's comfort to Dr Jeff,children, grandchildren and the family at large.


Gloria McCollum

September 18, 2017 9:55PM

Cheryl was a mighty figure. A totally devoted & loving mother. A blissful doting grandmother. A friend whom all those who knew her could count on if they needed her for help and support. I was certainly blessed to know her. I will miss her tremendously.


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