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Geraldine Cheeseman Stephenson


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Geraldine Cheeseman Stephenson Obituary
Geraldine Cheeseman Stephenson, 79, of Newport News, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia. She was born August 12, 1938, the daughter of the late Windrew Cheeseman, Sr. and Hattie V. Cheeseman. Geraldine attended Carver High School, Newport News, Virginia. She retired from James City County School System, after many years of hard work and dedicated service. After retiring, she continued working for Peninsula Cleaning Service Inc., until her illness prevented her from doing so. Family, friends, CNN, and the Virginia Lottery were Geraldine’s passions and delights. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Windrew Cheeseman, Jr. Geraldine is survived by her children, Anita Hairston, Denise Marshall (Tyrone) and Diana Green, all of Newport News; Alvin Copeland (Patricia), of Yorktown, and Kelvin Copeland (Kimberly), of Williamsburg; sister, Myrtle Christian (Theodore), of Newport News; 10 grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends. A Homegoing service, celebrating the life she lived, will be held 12:00 noon Friday, May 18, 2018, in Colossian Baptist Church, 856 Old Fort Eustis Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608, with the Rev. Dr. Irvin D. Melvin officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Burial Grounds. Family and friends to assemble at the church by 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
Published in Daily Press on May 16, 2018
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