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Mr. Richard Wallace "Chico" Cheatham Jr., of South Chesterfield, Va., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard W. Cheatham Sr. and Otelia Cooley Cheatham; five aunts; and two uncles.

Chico was born in Chesterfield and attended Chesterfield School System and John Tyler Community College. He retired from Fort Lee Commissary with 20-plus years of service. Chico loved to travel and watch Westerns.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 29 years, Blossie Tucker Cheatham; two sons, Richard Lorenzo Cheatham of Maryland and Alfonza Streat of Arizona; two daughters, Suzette Seawright (Robert) of Prince George, Va., and Debbie Gordon (Clint) of Georgia; six grandchildren, Donte and Deonte Hodge, both of Delaware, Rickicia Cheatham of Maryland, Kayla Seawright of Prince George, Brandi and Debani Gordon, both of Georgia; four sisters, Gloria Hollaway (Larry), Darlene Clanton, Phyllis Person and Michele Cheatham; one godson, Michael Winston; one aunt, Minnie Core (Elree) of Ettrick, Va.; two uncles, Luther Cheatham of Petersburg, Va., and Floyd Cheatham (Mildred) of Matoaca, Va.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernice Dean (Robert), Melvin Tucker (Marienne), Eric Tucker (Sandra), Cornelius Tucker, Bernard Tucker (Carolyn), Irene Taylor (Eddie) and Diana Tucker; special friends, Lois Jones, Roberta Winston, Willie Walker and Thomas Pelham; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Mr. Richard W. Cheatham Jr. will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Bernard Tucker, eulogist. The interment will to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 6300 Perthwood Lane, South Chesterfield, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-590-2918.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Cheatham at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
Published in The Progress-Index from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2013
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