She was born in 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised on the south side of Chicago. In her early years, she was involved in Church. She accepted Jesus at the age of five. At the age of sixteen she graduated from high school and went to college as a sixteen year old "child". She felt out of place and alone in Ames,Iowa where she attend college. Her self esteem spirol to a very low level. She works jobs for a few years. Later at the age of eighteen, she joined the Navy and traveled for a few years and ended her last station in Virginia. When Cheryl was honorably discharged from the Navy she decided to live in Virginia sixteen years. During that time, Cheryl begin drawing designs on napkins. She found her long hidden passion. Cheryl decided to develop her passion of art into a business. Cheryl still felt lonely and she lack a lot of confidence in her abilities. Hence, she was well aware of this.
She start dating a man she met while working as a waitress and cook. Many try to warn her, however Cheryl felt no one else would want her.
She got married in June of 1992. Her husband would not allow her to work or draw her abstract designs. She was forced to destroy hundreds of
her artwork projects. Her husband would talk very negative to her and isolate her from her family and friends. She would gets beatings just
because she was praying. Despite of her environment, Cheryl would always find a way to achieve her goal. One thing Cheryl wanted was confidence in herself. She knew she is a very gifted with artistic skills In August of 1992, she left her very abusive husband. She prayed and God made a way. She was three months pregnant and was left homeless. Her marriage was null avoid. At the age of thirty-six, she was blessed with a beautiful daughter. Shortly after the birth of her daughter Cheryl came up with the name of her business DECO-MARK just by shorting the words DECOration MARKet
Cheryl Murphy left Virginia in June of 1993 with her four month old daughter. Her ex-husband showed up in Chicago,Illinois. Fearfully,she and her young daughter went to some domestic violence shelters, to hide from her very abusive ex-husband. She finally got the courage to leave the shelter and get a studio apartment, to raise her daughter as a single mom. As a result, she was on welfare and sold "a homeless paper" to pay bills. She use her spare time to build her business DECO-MARK. Cheryl had no prior experience in business nor did she know anything about marketing. Her vision was to build DECO-MARK and learn what she needed to make sure her dream is successful. She start DECO-MARK in 1999 working alone for many years alone. She use the library and the internet to find information to help with skills in running a business on a shoestring budget. Her first business card was created with the use of a typewriter and copy machines at "a self-service coping place. Her self esteem begin rising.
Later, while staying in one of the apartments, she met a neighbor who told her about a school bus company, who was hiring. She filled out the application and was hired in October of 1998. She received her CDL license in November of 1998 and worked as a school bus driver. She manages to drive for several years completely accidents free. As a bus driver, she was able to have a bit more finances to help build her business. She enrolled in college and is an outstanding student. Cheryl works hard and believes in always putting God first in every part of her life.
She found a Church in Chicago and she became very involved in her Church. Eighteen months after becoming a member, she became a Licensed Minister. Six years later, she became an Ordained Minister. Currently she has an uprising Bible-Based Motivational Christian Ministry and an Organization that is an advocate for all victims of domestic violence. Cheryl continue to run her business today with alot of others working in the background to develop DECO-MARK into what it is today. DECO-MARK has merge into an upscale quality products and outstanding customer service.
Today, Cheryl Turner is a multi-talented. She sings, writes music, excellent in acting and a great poet. She also does modern dance, mime art, and standup comedy. Many are amazed at the complexity of her memory. She memorized large portion of bible scriptures. She does psalm 37 by memory. This is her life scripture. She is a very passionate person. She is willing to help any one she can. She developed DECO-MARK to create jobs, careers, and business opportunities for others. She has also network with other companies to expand opportunities for others. Cheryl is a very strong confident women. She has a new husband who loves her and treats her like a queen. When a comsumer need to find quality art and images with a unique look, DECO-MARK is the place to fine this.