Irene Lee Cheatham passed away on March 9, 2022, while bravely battling cancer. She was born on May 20, 1943.
Mrs. Cheatham is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobby Skelton; and husband, Glenn Cheatham.
Survivors include sons, David Skelton, Mike and Aleycia Skelton; daughter, Michelle Skelton; grandchildren, Eric Skelton, Sarah Stetina and Nick Stetina, Megan Skelton, Kenny and Bethany Boulahanis, Nick and Michelle Boulahanis, Emily Skelton, Jackie and Houston Black, Robert Skelton; thirteen great-grandchildre; and her dog, Bebe.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cheatham are 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2022, in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Austin Rowell officiating. Burial will follow in Brooklyn Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday evening, March 12, 2022, at the funeral home, from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m.
Irene loved painting, drawing, creating all forms of art. It was her passion. It brought scenes to life and something ordinary into something beautiful. All who knew her, also knew how she loved animals. At one time she raised the most beautiful puppies and would find them the very best of homes. It was hard work at times, but the rewards of the unconditional love they all gave was worth it. She also loved to play a game of chess or cards. It was something that she taught us all to do together. It was a great time to work our minds to think strategically, laugh, learn to lose, and to win. At the same time, she made family and friend memories with us all. I must add, you wanted her on your team because she always had a winning strategy.
As she raised her kids, she always gave them the confidence that they could do and be anything they wanted if they put their mind to it. She was always encouraging and reminding them to stay on the straight path. She invested in her grandchildren and taught most of them to learn how to swim. She was a beautiful mom, wife, sister-in-law, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she will be missed. At this place and time, you wish you could go back and fix and change life’s busyness, to just stop, and have more time. We love you, Irene.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Irene to http://IMB.COM or to Shephard's Cove Hospice.
Obituary compliments of the Irene Cheatham family.
Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cheatham family.