Cheryl Coker Obituary, Death – On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the age of 46, Cheryl Lynn (Carroll) Coker, who resided in Riverside, Ohio, died away. She was the daughter of Edward Carroll and Mary (Overman) Carroll and was born on April 24, 1972 in Dayton, Ohio. Cheryl is survived by her husband, William Coker (Bill) Jr.; two daughters, Marisa and Mikala Coker; her mother, Mary Carroll; a granddaughter, Kaylen; two brothers, Chuck (Barb) Carroll and John (Sue) Carroll; a sister, Margie (Brad) Keenan; as well as a large number of nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. Her father, Edward, passed away before she did in this life.
Upon her graduation from Stebbins High School in 1990, Cheryl went straight into the industry by getting a job with General Motors. Cheryl enrolled in classes at the National American College when GM shut down their factory, and she received her associate’s degree from the institution in 2010. After working as a surgical technician and a tissue bank technician, Cheryl’s most recent position was as a Crash Technician for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and she found great fulfillment in this role.
Marisa and Mikala had a devoted mother in Cheryl, and they could always count on her to be their strongest supporter and loudest cheerleader. She made it a point to see her girls compete in all of their sporting activities, and she made sure that they had access to all of the resources they would need to be successful. Cheryl threw herself herself into being a grandmother, and the love she had for her granddaughter was so profound that Kaylen constantly talks about how much she misses her “mamaw Coker.”
Cheryl was a loving daughter who placed a high importance on the time she could spend with her mother. Cheryl made sure to keep her mum updated on her day. They went on several trips and vacations together. The trip to New York City with her mother and sister, during which they saw a Broadway musical and were able to “see the sights,” was the vacation that she will remember the most. The fact that Cheryl never missed a holiday spent with her family demonstrates how much she enjoyed living and hosting get-togethers for her family and friends at her house.
Cheryl will be remembered as a person who enjoyed having a good time, had a laugh that was contagious, and had a passion for country music, particularly Brad Paisley. We are inconsolable at Cheryl’s untimely passing since she was an exceptionally kind and loving person, and her love and compassion will always be remembered in our hearts. On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 9:00 to 10:30 am, there will be a public viewing at the Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions-Beavercreek Chapel located at 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio 45432.
Immediately following the visitation, a private Mass of the Christian Burial will be held for the family at St. Helen Catholic Church, which is located at 5100 Burkhardt Road in Riverside, Ohio 45431. Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio, will be the location where Cheryl’s body will be put to rest. To share a remembrance of Cheryl or a heartfelt message with her family, please use the “Share Memories” option located at the top of this page.