OBITUARY

Cheryle D McMahan

August 12, 1944June 12, 2018

COLUMBIA – Cheryle Doyle McMahan, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. A funeral service will be held at Reformation Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Bupp officiating. A private burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family. Born in Elizabethton, Tenn. she was a daughter of the late Emery Charles Tillis, Jr. and Kathleen Ball Tillis. Cheryle received her Registered Nursing Degree from the University of South Carolina and retired after 30 years at the VA Medical Center. She was affiliated with Reformation Lutheran Church. Cheryle was a loving and compassionate woman who loved spending time with her family and little furry companion Chloe. Surviving is her beloved husband, Gregory R. McMahan; sister, Donna Tillis Roberts (Spike) and was loved by a blended family of 7 children, 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedysis Hospice of South Carolina, 1900 Sunset Blvd, #103, West Columbia, SC 29169. Memories may be shared online at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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Karen Simpson

June 16, 2018

Aunt Cheryl,

You will be missed and remembered with much fondness. I have so many memories of you - and each of them have your laughter, your inclusive nature, and always an air of calmness- no matter what was happening around you. I’m very sorry that your last year on earth was so painful for you. But I marvel at all that you accomplished in your life- a large family full of love and affection. Many people go through their whole life and never know that level of family adoration.

It’s easy to imagine that there were several people waiting for you at Heaven’s gate- Aunt Kathleen, Uncle Jack and Uncle Bobby- just to name a few. I’m glad that you are at peace now and painfree.

Much love...💕

Linda Puckett

June 15, 2018

Ah Cheryle...So many memories - so few words. Right now, when I think of you, I remember you "before kids and grandkids". I remember you and Donna dancing. I was so envious. You made it seem like so much fun - and no matter how many times I tried, I just couldn't make it happen. I'll miss you. <3 .

Michael Doyle

June 15, 2018

My Mother ,Super koolaid mom, Always the peace keeper ,she LOVES EVERYONE , NOBODY LEFT HER PRESENCE WITHOUT FEELING LOVED SHE WELCOMED ALL WITH OPEN ARMS ,NOT GIVEING HER ALL JUST WASN'T IN HER VOCABULARY OR NATURE LORD KNOWS I WAS A EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CHILD TO SAY THE LEAST ,MY MOTHER NEVER EVER GAVE UP ON ME BECOMEING THE MAN THAT I AM TODAY ,THANK YOU MOM FOR THAT AND INSTILLING THOSE SAME VALUES IN ME GOD AND YOU BOTH WORKED HARD TO KEEP ME AND I THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SACRIFICES FOR ME AND OUR FAMILY WHOLE I LOVE YOU MAMA

Mary (Doyle) Hopkins

June 14, 2018

Even though we had not been sisters-in-law for many years, I always referred to Cheryle as my sister-in-law. We became great friends and shared many good times together. Also some not-so-good times. I had the great pleasure of watching her children grow up into amazing adults and Oh! how they loved their mother. She was amazing. I know you have moved on to an unbelievably serene and wonderful place and I look forward to seeing you again.
Mary

Brenda Kae Merritt

June 14, 2018

Greg - our deepest condolences on the passing of Cheryle; she was a wonderful loving and caring lady. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength in the days ahead. Much love, Brenda and Gary

Amanda Franklin

June 14, 2018

My sweet Grandma,
Oh how I miss you. I’m sorry you suffered for so long, but I’m grateful I was able to see you. I’m glad you are at peace now. I will always have my memories of spending my summers with you and Grandpa. I’ll never forget how you would always get on to Brent and I about arguing all them time when we were little. He loved to pick on me. Some of my greatest memories will be getting up early to you and Grandma Kathleen cooking a huge breakfast for everyone. Or coming in from fishing at the pond to the smell of your banana nut bread. I treasure those memories. I’m glad you got to meet Sawyer and Ireland. Now I know you will be watching over them, and all of us. Wait for us, and give Grandpa the biggest hug from all of us. Tell Grandma Kathleen how much we love her, and know that I, we all, miss you so much. Thank you for being a wonderful Grandma. I still have my pink ring you and Grandpa picked out for me in honor of your mom for my high school graduation. I cherish that more than you will ever know. I love you.

Tj, Amber, and Liam Jennings

June 13, 2018

You were a sweet, loving, and amazing woman. You accepted Amber and Liam with open loving arms and we loved you to Pluto and back. We’re so blessed that Liam got to spend time with you before you passed and made you smile and gave you kisses. You will forever be in our hearts and Liam will always know who you are. We will tell him stories and he will always remember you. We love you Cheryl. You may not have been ambers blood family but she loved you like you were. We will miss you grandma.

Elisabeth Doyle

June 13, 2018

I love you grandma ❤

Dorothy Doyle

June 13, 2018

I will miss you Dearly. You took a piece of my Heart when you passed. Words can not express how I feel. You were more like a Mother to me than a Mother- in- Law . I couldn't have asked for a Greater Woman to be a Grandmother to my children. Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Angela Marine

June 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Sweet Cheryle. When we met in 1983 you welcomed me into the family without question. You and I had some wonderful conversations throughout the years that I was in your family. When I made you a Grandmother for the first time with Amanda you could not have been prouder and you were a wonderful Grandmother and friend. You are loved beyond measure and have touched more lives than you even know. I know you ran to your mother once you stepped over into Heaven. What a wonderful reunion that was for both of you. Until we meet again sweet Cheryle. Watch over all your loved ones as they continue this hard road in life without you. All my love...Angela Faye