Michele Keller Chesnut of Cumming was in a fatal accident Friday afternoon, March 15, 2013, at 4:10 p.m., while cycling with friends at Neal's Gap, north of Dahlonega, on Highway 129. An SUV crossed the road hitting Michele head-on. Michele Chesnut died at the scene with her cycling friends by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gloria Keller.
Michele is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years, Jim Chesnut and their four children Adrienne (24), Alexander (22), Alivia (19) and James (16). She also leaves behind two sisters, Anne Keller and Diana Weekly, both of Cumming; two brothers, Steve Martinez of Myrtle Point, Ore., David Keller of Salisbury, Md.; along with nieces, Devon Moose of Boston, Mass., Shauna Gomez, Taylor Chesnut, Cayden Chesnut, Sarah Chesnut; and nephews, Johnson Keller and John Weekly, all of Cumming; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Alex and Regina Chesnut of Big Canoe; brother-in-law, Brad Chesnut of Cumming.
Michele Chesnut graduated from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala., and obtained her Pharmacy Degree at Auburn University in 1982. She and Jim married in 1983 and moved to Cumming. Michele had been a member of the Cumming First United Methodist Church for the past 25 years. She was an active member of the church focusing her efforts at the food pantry. Michele also participated with "Meals on Wheels," the Methodist Women's Club, the American Cancer Society and random acts of kindness and love to others.
Michele worked for Walmart Pharmacy for more than 23 years and had worked as a pharmacist at Goodson Drugs in Cumming. Michele loved spending time with her family and all types of outdoor activities including hiking, boating, travel, her dogs Moe, OZ, and Huck and yes, her favorite sport cycling.
Our hearts are broken with this loss but we know we will be united with you in heaven one day.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at the Cumming First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at McDonald and Son Funeral Home Monday, March 18, from 5-9 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.