H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA


Jeffrey Dale Chezem

May 8, 1967November 29, 2019

Jeffrey Dale Chezem, age 52, of Dunwoody (Atlanta), Georgia, passed away on November 29, 2019.

Jeff was born in Danville, Illinois to Dale and Beulah Chezem on May 8, 1967. He grew up in Trenton, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Southern University and married Suzanne Goodwin in June of 1989. Jeff had a long and successful career in senior-level sales. He loved movies and music. He spent many hours fly fishing and tying flies. He played ALTA tennis and enjoyed kayaking and supporting his favorite sports teams.

Jeff is preceded in death by three infant daughters, Bella, Elyse and Maggie, and by his mother and brother, Clint. Jeff is survived by his wife, Suzanne Chezem, and daughter, Alexandria (Allie) Chezem.

Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 3 at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel (Brookhaven), 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. The funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by a procession to the burial service at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Jeffrey Dale Chezem

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Kelly Anderson

December 2, 2019

I only met Jeff twice..first when we were assigned as mixed doubles partners for this past winter’s ALTA season and then once again this summer for a playoff match. In that short time, he made such an impression on me! He was so nice! He will be missed by our tennis team and I’m so sad that he has left us so soon. I send my prayers and love to his family.

Kelly Anderson

Ronnie Anderson

December 2, 2019

So very sad to see a great person leave us so young. Jeff was very kind and I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. He was my tennis partner in Alta and T2 for years and I will miss seeing him and interacting. Jeff would always talk about Suzanne and Allie most times we were together. Always to be remembered.

john pitt

December 2, 2019

First met Jeff in our sales organization at CMD. But got to know him better when we would wet a line fly fishing in Montana or the Chattahoochee with Cravens! He was always the most skilled guy on the river, and always patient to teach us and coach us. He had a great sense of humor, was a fun person to be with, and was diligent to do careful work. His Illinois roots gave him a sort of groundedness, and steadiness. He was a very good man, in all that the word good can mean - a good friend, a good worker, a man of good character. I am sad thinking of him today, and will miss the times on the river or over a beer talking.

Barbara Moore

December 1, 2019

Jeff will be so missed by his tennis community at Georgetown. He was my partner in ALTA mixed doubles. I'd be hard pressed to find a kinder or more loving person than this great guy. He is in my heart forever. My love and thoughts go out to his family. Rest well, dear Jeff.