In Memory

Cheryl Lynn Kimsey (Killian)

Cheryl Lynn Kimsey (Killian)

Cheryl Lynn Kimsey Killian
September 2, 1953 - April 7,2020

Cheryl Lynn Kimsey Killian was born on September 2, 1953, in Dallas Texas to Larry and Norma. She died unexpectedly on April 7, 2020, in Arlington, Texas at the age of 66. Cheryl is survived by her daughter Jessica Charvet; Son-in-law Scott Charvet; Grandson Justin Killian; Grandson James Clapp; Great Grandchildren Ashley, Emma, and Matthew Killian; Sister Teresa Tucker; Brother-in-law Ronnie Tucker; Brother Mark Kimsey; Nieces Kristi Tibbs and Amanda Tucker: Nephew Lawrence Kimsey; and boyfriend Charles MacLeod. Cheryl is preceded in death by her parents Larry Rex Kimsey and Norma Joyce Kimsey. She graduated from Grand Prairie High School and attended undergraduate school and received a Bachelors’ degree from Rice University in Houston and a Masters’ degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. She spent her professional life as a nursing home administrator and owner before her retirement. Cheryl was brainy, feisty, successful and ever the staunch supporter and advocate for the most vulnerable in society, the elderly, children and animals. Her professional life was dedicated to the nursing home industry where she excelled at protecting and defending the rights of our senior citizens all the way to Washington, D.C. She fed the raccoons and possums in her neighborhood and she loved her pets as if they were her children. She was always at the ready with compliments and encouragement to anyone who needed it. Even when her own life was painful and complicated, she smiled through her tears. I will forever hear her nourishing laughter in my head. Thank you, God, for sharing this beautiful soul with us. Today Cheryl is far beyond the cares of us mortals she left behind, but she will forever hold the dearest place in our hearts. We are allowed this day to be mournful, to grieve our best friend, our mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother. All those who knew and loved Cheryl would say she was one of the greatest gifts in our lives.

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04/10/20 12:44 AM #1    

Buster Nation

I just read Charlie's email.  Such sad news.  I do not remember why, but I thought of Cheryl just the other day.  I remembered seeing her at one of our Class Get Togethers.  She always would give me a big smile, hug and so many kind words.  I hoped to see her (and all of my other classmates) at the 2020 Class Get Together.  I already miss her.  May God bless her family and help them deal with this loss.  RIP my old friend.


04/10/20 12:22 PM #2    

Sheilah Smith (Lackey)


This is such a shock to me!  Even though Cheryl and I had totally different political points of view, we remained friends. When she didn't come to our last mini reunion, she said she just was just not feeling well, but planned on making it to our next one.  We had just communicated this past Sunday, via messenger.  I will miss our tit-for-tat political communications.

Fly high Cheryl, until we meet again!

04/10/20 12:44 PM #3    

Brenda Steever

I went to First Presbyterian Church in G. P. with Cheryl and her family. We did not go to the same elementary school however, so we weren't close friends. Her father was our family doctor. I had no idea she had been in the nursing home field all this time as her profession. I was sad to hear that she had passed away. So many years have passed since the 1960's when I first knew her. Bless her and especially her family. Brenda

04/11/20 10:39 PM #4    

Dixie Bond (Adamcik)

At the first of the week I got on Facebook which is how most of our old acquaintances keep in touch these days and noticed a message from Cheryl that was posted on Feb 29th about the "train of life". Pretty coincidental that I probably read it on or about the day she passed away.  The main messages of the video was to thank the people that you know for being a part of your life.  I didn't get that chance to thank her til now. Thank you Cheryl for being a lifetime friend. Peace be with you and to your family.


04/12/20 01:07 PM #5    

Bev Dodd (York)

My condolences to her family and prayers for peace. So saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. Just recently she sent me a message on messenger about staying connected to old friends. Cheryl s Dad was our family Doctor back in the 60’s. Haven’t really spoken to her in years except over Facebook, which always thankful for being able to connect with friends old and new. God Bless this family. RIP Cheryl



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