• Keith & Keith Funeral Home
    Yakima, WA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Leone Tures Cheatom 1939 - 2012
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Monday, December 03, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Leone was a good man who did so much to make our community a better place to live. I am honored to know him from our work together on the Yakima Valley Community Foundation and to call him friend. We will miss him. May the angels welcome him to Paradise and comfort Willette, his children, and all who loved him.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Thank you Coach for the inspiration u were to our kids and parents, You helped my son put his all into something that he will love doing forever. Once an Eagle always and Eagle. (Adrian Gonzales Mom)
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Although I only met Mr. Cheatom for a very brief time during the last weeks of his life, I felt the influence he had on the people in his life. I am sorry I didn't get more of an opportunity to spend time with him. He seemed like an amazing man. I am sorry for your loss...
Monday, November 05, 2012
I was sad to hear of your loss Willette and family. Leone was an amazing individual who gave so much of his time and love to the Yakima Community. As a Yakima School Board Member, I enjoyed the time we worked together! I will treasure the fond memories of the time we spent together as Yakima School Board Members. I will never forget our plane rides, especially when the plane would fly through turbulence, he was such a gentleman. I will truly miss him! May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Leone, I knew you best when our years overlapped on the Yakima School Board. But whenever our paths crossed after that, most recently this summer at the Farmer's Market, we could engage endlessly about kids and learning. You lent your great heart, coaching (academic and athletic) talents, and problem solving mind to the community and made generous patriotic commitment to the nation. You are gone much too soon, but leaving heaps of fond memories for all. Willette and family, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
My heartfelt condolences goes to you Willette and family, Leone faught a good fight, this past May of this year my sister loss her battle with the same illness. Therefore, I sincerely feels your pain. Mr. Leone Cheatom willl truly be missed throughout The Lay Oganization. May God continued watch over and keep you all.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
My heartfelt condolences goes to you Willette and family, Leone faught a good fight, this past May of this year my sister loss her battle with the same illness. Therefore, I sincerely feels your pain. Mr. Leone Cheatom willl truly be missed throughout The Lay Oganization. May God continued watch over and keep you all.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
To The Cheatom Family;

Many thoughts are with you right now,
May they help you get through thid difficult time.
With Deep Sempathy.

The Lucinda Enox Women's Missionary Society
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church - Bremerton, WA.
Thelma Davis-President
Saturday, November 03, 2012
A Tribute to Leone

L is for your love of family, church and community
E is for your endless support of our youth and next generation
O is for your outstanding committment to everything you touched
N is for never giving up on anyone or anything
E is for the education and legacy you leave for you all who knew you

It has been a privilege for us to be a small part of your life! May you be surrounded by God's Angels and may they hold your family tight at this time of their grief. With Love and Admiration,
The Janovitch Family (Donna, Michael, J.P. and Jason)
Saturday, November 03, 2012
May the grace and peace be with the family as we celebrate the life of my friend! Blessings to your family, but know that Leone is with our Lord.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Willette, so sorry to hear about Leone. I hope you are doing OK. Trust in Lord for he shall give you everything you need. I know you do but sometimes you just need a reminder that he is always there. You and the children and grandchildren take care and wonderful memories to all of you.

May you always have love to share, friends who care and health to spare.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
To The Cheatom Family, God will comfort you in your time of need! Grace and mercy will hold you up when you are lonely but time heals everything. Hold on to your beautiful memories that will carry you through!

Thank you for all of our fun trips to Yakima when you hosted Conference Lay Meetings!

God Bless you and keep you!
On Behalf of our President, Bobby Brown
Roxanne Buchanan, First AME Church
Lay Organization
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Brother Leone, I thank God for allowing us to share Jesus with each other in this life. You were a wonderful inspiration to me and I'm blessed by You and Sister Willette's love and supoort along this Christian's journey.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Yakima Valley Community Foundation, joins the Cheatom family and the community in gratitude for Leone's life and many contributions to our country and community. His insight, values and commitment were deeply appreciated by his fellow Board Members at the Community Foundation. His passing motivates us to continue the community work he so deeply valued with renewed vigor. We will miss him and hold his family in thought and prayer as they grieve his loss.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
I will miss you dad.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Leone, I know you will be greatly missed by many. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known you. You were always a kind and caring person to everyone. May you rest in peace. God Bless... My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Carla Ashley
Friday, November 02, 2012
Willie, I'm sorry for your loss... my thoughts and prayers are with you.... Katie
Friday, November 02, 2012
Dad I will miss you. We had our differences but in the end I had to be there for you. You had a profound effect on everyone you met during your life. And now it is our turn to pay tribute to you, You are loved and will be missed by many people. I love you dad.
Friday, November 02, 2012
To the Cheatom Family:
Leone was a great man and the Pacific Northwest Conference Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will miss him dearly. May God send his comforting Angels to you...the family, friends, and the AME Congregation/Laity.
Simeon Rhoden, First Vice President
PNWC Lay Organization
Friday, November 02, 2012
Willette, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayer is that God comfort you as you stay close to Him through this very difficult time. Pastor Eugene Square and Celia of Bailey AME Church, Everett, WA.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Leone, It was a wonderful experience knowing and working with you at Yakima County Juvenile Court. You were one of the most committed people to youth that I knew. Thank you for all your support and guidance. My prayers are with Willette and the rest of the family.
Audrey Fetters(Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, November 02, 2012
Dearest Leone, I can't begin to tell you how you changed my life. I would not be what I am today ,without knowing you. The memories I have will never be forgotten.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Leone, thank u for being the person u were u did so much in ur life to be proud of u showed the young boys of yakima a way of life, thanks for giving me a chance to help coach and also being a great coach to my boys..u will be greatly missed....go eagles
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Thank you, dear friend Leone, for all the smiles, support, guidance and love that you so generously gave to all of us - especially to the young people of Yakima, whose lives you enriched so much. You were an outstanding school board member, and I loved working with you! Willette and you are a wonderful couple who made every day brighter by your presence. I will miss seeing you, and will hold you both in my heart forever. For me, you will always be a part of Yakima.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Coach thanks for all you did for us we love you lots Calvin & Cordel mickles eagles for life.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Leone,you will be greatly missed in or area what you did for my 4 sons while they played football for you and the eagles can not be measured it was not just about being a football player for the eagles it was about being young men you had so much to do with growing them up and for that our family is so greatful.God must need you our loss is the lords gain we love and miss you lynn mickles and family Calvin Cordel,Chance,& Corbin eagles for life.
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