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Carolyn L. (Leonard) Cheatwood

May 20, 1932 — June 26, 2023

Carolyn L. (Leonard) Cheatwood

Carolyn Cheatwood, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2023, at Sagecrest Alzheimer's Care Center in San Angelo, surrounded by family.

Public viewing will be from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM with family receiving friends 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be 2:00 PM Friday, June 30, 2023, at Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with Pastor Craig Meyers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Carolyn Belva was born to David and Magdalene Leonard on May 20, 1932 in Lexington, NC. Carolyn grew up in Lexington and graduated in 1950 from Welcome High School where she was involved in many activities including the Beta Club, 4-H Club, French Club, Dramatics Club, Glee Club, Secretary of Class, cheerleader, and assistant photographer. Following high school, she received a diploma from Draughon Business College in Winston Salem, NC in August 1951. Carolyn loved to spend time at Myrtle Beach, SC where she and Charles Cheatwood met. They were married on November 6, 1954 in York, SC. Charles was in the United States Armed Forces, and they traveled many places finally settling at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo. Carolyn was the secretary for 31 years at St. Paul Presbyterian Church from 1968 - 2003. She loved all the people she came in contact with through her years at St. Paul. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh even in the later stages of Alzheimer's. Over the years she had many interests including collecting seashells, crafting, reading, gardening, cooking, sewing, birdwatching and photography. Carolyn took some outstanding photographs of the waterlilies at the International Waterlily Park in San Angelo. Carolyn was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and sister. She will be greatly missed by all her family.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, David and Magdalene Leonard; and a brother, Gene Leonard. She is survived by her husband, Charles Cheatwood; a son, Charles Cheatwood, Jr and wife Margaret; a daughter, Connie Dressler and her husband Lee; three grandchildren, David Cheatwood and significant other Kata; John Dressler and wife Caitlin; Bryan Dressler and significant other Veronica; a great grandson, Mathis Dressler; her sister, Nancy Leonard; her brother, Phil Leonard and wife Kitty.

Her family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at The Crest, Sagecrest Alzheimer's Care Unit and Concho Hearts Hospice who took such good care of Carolyn while in their care.
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Public Viewing

Thursday, June 29, 2023

10:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 30, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Robert Massie Riverside Chapel

402 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo, TX 76903

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