Cheryle Wilson (Wilson) McKee

Born: Fri., Jul. 15, 1966
Died: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Sep. 04, 2020
Location: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Our family lost our pillar this week when Cheryle Wilson McKee, loving wife, mother of two, granny, and friend passed away on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at the age of 54.

Cheryle was born on July 15th, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana to parents Russel Meredith Wilson and Vada Virginia Nolte. She spent her childhood in Louisiana before moving to Ohio for College then settling in Maryland where she raised her family. After leaving her corporate job she spent her final years as a nutritionist helping and teaching others on how to live healthy enriched lives. As someone who always wanted to make sure that everyone else was doing okay, her joy came from her loving friends and family.

Cheryle is preceded by her maternal grandparents Lennie O'Neal and Audrey Brown Johnson, and her paternal grandparents Grover Lee and Catherine Wilson, and her mother-in-law Shirley Ann McKee. She is survived by her husband Jim McKee, parents Russell Meredith Wilson and Vada Virginia Nolte, children Marissa Nicole Temple and Emily Caitlin McKee, sons-in-law John Luther Temple and William Harvey Harris and her "punky monkey" grandson William Benjamin Harris, as well as her sisters Alana Nicole Bankson [Shawn] and Lisa Michelle Greer [Scott], countless cousins, nieces and nephews, and entire McKee family that welcome her into their family with open arms. She also leaves behind countless dear friends, coworkers, and her 3 chickens.

Cheryle moved from Shreveport, Louisiana to Columbus, Ohio where she received a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, after settling down with Jim in Maryland she went down the road for 25 years working as an analyst for Geico. She left her corporate job after 25 years as she decided to pursue her passion of food and nutrition in an attempt to help her family deal with the dietary issues they were facing. She received her Masters of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, after graduating she started her practice Nourishing Abundance where she began to host classes and help people take back their health by eating whole food and creating balance in their life.

Cheryle was a Certified Nutrtional Specialist and a Licensed Dietetic Nutritionist. She loved food, and used this love to set people on a path that used food to heal people and keep them healthy. It wasn't just at work where Cheryle channeled this love, Whether it be neighbors, family, friends or people she came across in the Common Market, she would compassionately share, teach, and explain the simple steps one could take to live a healthier, less-stressful life. When she wasn't tending the garden, or cooking she spent her time on her walks through Middletown with numerous walking buddies, singing in the Contemporary Worship Team at Zion Lutheran, and helping with the local group of Celebrate Recovery, and most importantly being the best granny to Benji.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take time to live out the spirit of Cheryle. Spend time with your family, cook at home, and eat local, fresh, real food. Be grateful for your blessings and treat everyone with kindness and compassion. If you wish to make a donation, we ask that all donations be made in Cheryle's honor to her family of faith, Zion Lutheran Church.

A memorial service will be held in her honor on Friday, September 4th at Zion Lutheran Church on 107 W Main St, Middletown, MD, at 1:00 pm. Due to the dangers associated with the spread of COVID19, all attendees shall wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times while attending any aspect of the funeral services. Attendees are asked to comply with all preventative measures required by Zion Lutheran.

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Cheryl and Larry Brown
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Jim, we're sorry to hear of the passing of Cheryle. We were just reminiscing about the times we had when we all lived in the Frederick townhouses. Our condolences to you and your family.

Don DePierro
   Posted Thu September 03, 2020

So sorry and sad to hear about the untimely passing of Cheryle. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Marissa, Emily and family.


   Posted Thu September 03, 2020

I am so sorry and saddened for you and your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and all family. It is my hope that through the sadness you and your family will also be able to celebrate and hold on to the good times and legacy that your wife has left you.

Sincerest prayers of peace & comfort,

Karen Rudy
   Posted Thu September 03, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers with you guys. Jim, you and Cheryle and the girls were such a great part of our lives. You both welcomed us to the neighborhood when we moved here and we have such fond memories of our kids growing up as neighbors and the friendship we developed. I treasure those days. I saw a rainbow yesterday after the rain and it was shining over your house as if to say Cheryle is watching over you through the storms and into the sun. Blessing to your family.


Karen & James, Ryan, Matt and Rachel

Vince Little
   Posted Fri September 04, 2020
Jim, Marissa & Emily,

You and your family are deep in my thoughts. You have my sincere condolences on the passing of your wife, your mother, my friend. Cheryle will be missed, but she will never be forgotten.

All of my love,

Deanne Shuey Bardo
   Posted Fri September 04, 2020
Jim and family, I never met Cheryle in person, but I followed her on Facebook for a couple months, she was an amazing woman. I’ve no doubt where she’s gone and I’m sure heaven had wings ready for her. The world is definitely going to miss her, her wisdom and her faith. May God hold you all in the palm of his hands...with deepest sympathy

Joseph & Sonja Harsch
   Posted Fri September 04, 2020
Our hearts of heavy at the loss of Cheryle. Always outgoing, caring, sincere, genuine. All spirits were lifted when she came into a room, and every ear bent to hear her sing. Heartfelt prayers to Jim and the rest of the family.

Bob and Sue Sheffler
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Jim, Marissa and Emily ...
Just wanted you to know that we attended Cheryle's funeral virtually and how moved we were in so many ways. Marissa and Emily ... what a great tribute to your Mother ... and the courage that it took must be a gift from your Mom. The relationship both of you developed with your Mother will help guide you for the rest of your lives. We were so proud of both of you! We are so thankful that Cheryle was able to experience grandmotherhood before she left us. Through the Grace of God grandchildren seem to enhance one's perspective after the grinding life of parenthood. Jim if ever a need should arise ... we are always here!
God Bless.
Bob and Sue


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