Cheryl Prewitt

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Cheryl Prewitt from Ackerman, Mississippi
Ackerman, Mississippi
Ackerman is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,696 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Choctaw County.It is named for an early landowner.-Geography:Ackerman is located at ....

 was Miss America
Miss America
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

 1980. Cheryl Prewitt-Salem grew up in the community of Chester
Chester, Mississippi
Chester, Mississippi is a small community in central Choctaw County, Mississippi about 9 miles northwest of Ackerman. Once a thriving railroad town, Chester is now all but uninhabited...

 in Choctaw County, Mississippi
Choctaw County, Mississippi
-National protected areas:* Natchez Trace Parkway * Tombigbee National Forest -Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 9,758 people, 3,686 households, and 2,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile . There were 4,249 housing units at an...

. She is now married to Harry Salem, (the brother-in-law of televangelist Richard Roberts
Richard Roberts (evangelist)
Richard Roberts is an American evangelist. Roberts is chairman and chief executive officer of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association. Since his healing ministry began in 1980, he has preached on six continents. Holding his first overseas crusade in South Africa in 1982, he has since traveled...

). She has two sons and a daughter who is deceased. Her daughter lived longer than the doctors predicted, and that just marked one more miracle in Cheryl's life. She is a strong politically conservative, evangelical Christian.

At age 11 a horrifying automobile accident left Cheryl with a scarred face, a body cast and a wheelchair, all of which she overcame to become Miss MSU, Miss Starkville, Miss Mississippi, and Miss America. Cheryl is now proselytizing all around the world. She speaks at many churches, get-togethers,and conferences.


Cheryl's swimsuit/pageant company, C.P. Annie Productions, is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 46th-largest city in the United States. With a population of 391,906 as of the 2010 census, it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 937,478 residents in the MSA and 988,454 in the CSA. Tulsa's...


The Salems have written a book to honor their daughter Gabrielle entitled, from Mourning to Morning, with inserts from Benny Hinn
Benny Hinn
Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn הין; born December 3, 1952) is a televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades" – revival meeting/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your...

, Oral Roberts
Oral Roberts
Granville "Oral" Roberts was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University....

, Eastman Curtis and many more.

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