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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Cheryl Gindlesperger Doolittle

September 29, 1944November 24, 2019
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Cheryl G. Doolittle was a supportive and dedicated wife, loving mother and indulgent and doting grandmother. She was also a loyal sister and for more than thirty years a caring and compassionate nurse. She passed away on November 24, 2019 at Wesley Long Hospital at the age of 75. A celebration of her life will be at 1 PM, Saturday, November 30, 2019 officiated by Reverend Matthew Johnson at Glencoe United Methodist Church, 601 Glencoe Church Loop, Summerfield, NC 27358. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Cheryl was born in Chatham County, GA to the late James Earl and Mary Lucy Pierce Gindlesperger. In 1970 she graduated from Hamlet Hospital School of Nursing in Hamlet, NC and lovingly cared for the needs of others at Randolph County Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital Coronary Care and ICU early in her career and Intracorp as Nurse Case Manager later in her career. The willingness to put others needs before one’s own is a characteristic of many skilled nurses but for Cheryl it was a natural gift. Service to others came effortlessly to her through her occupation and through her service to Christ as an active member for many years at Glencoe United Methodist Church where she served with the United Methodists Women, Nomination Committee and Administrative Council.

She and Bill loved to make memories traveling to places like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Charleston, Savannah, and Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach. During these travels they enjoyed shagging to live music, and sharing great food and drinks, laughs and fellowship with friends and family. One of her favorite gatherings began over 30 years ago as an annual trip during the first week of December finding the perfect Christmas tree with her closest and dearest friends in the mountains. Cheryl could always find the best boutique for shopping in each town as she traveled for work or fun and loved playing mahjong and dominoes with her neighborhood friends. Her famous cheese soufflé was her most requested dish by her family and a staple at the most special of celebrations!

She is survived by her soul mate of more than 50 years, William E. Doolittle of Summerfield; children, Michael Doolittle, of Denver, CO, Heather Doolittle Crowder (Daryl) of Reidsville and Amanda Doolittle Raddatz (Andy) of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Ryan Doolittle of Cary, NC, Jordan Doolittle of Charlotte, NC, Holden Crowder of Greensboro, NC, Mason Crowder of Reidsville, NC, Mary Raddatz and Ben Raddatz both of Denver, CO; siblings, Angela Gindlesperger Davis of N. Augusta, GA and Steve (Joan) Gindlesperger of Evans, GA. Cheryl is preceded in death by her brother-in-law Walt Davis, her parents and many special aunts and uncles.

Her family expresses their deepest gratitude to her sister Angela, Dr. Sherrill and the many doctors, nurses, specialists, and volunteers at the Wesley Long Cancer Center for lovingly and compassionately caring for our wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the cure of ovarian cancer in Cheryl’s memory at www.she-rocks.org. Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel is assisting the Doolittle Family and online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James Earl and Mary Lucy Pierce Gindlesperger, Parents (deceased)
  • William E. Doolittle, Husband
  • Michael Doolittle, Son
  • Heather Doolittle Crowder and husband Daryl, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Amanda Doolittle Raddatz and husband Andy, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Angela Gindlesperger Davis, Sister
  • Walt Davis, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Steve Gindlesperger and wife Joan, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Cheryl is also survived by her grandchildren, Ryan Doolittle, Jordan Doolittle, Holden Crowder, Mason Crowder, Mary Raddatz and Ben Raddatz

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Cheryl's Life Saturday, November 30, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A visitation will follow the service

Memories

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Ashley Doran

November 27, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Raddatz and Doolittle families. We are so sorry for your loss. A donation has been made to She ROCKS in Cheryl's honor.

With love - Mary, Clayton & Ashley

Betty and Billy Smith

November 27, 2019

I have many beautiful and treasured memories of Cheryl; but my favorite would have to be the annual Christmas get- together. Every year; just before Thanksgiving, we would receive the call from Cheryl starting the process of organizing that very special weekend. We would discuss food,places to shop,etc. The first full weekend in December; the Doolittle's, the Hill's , the Johnson's and the Smith's would gather for a weekend of shopping ,food and drink, long talks, shared memories, hallmark movies for the ladies and football for the guys. The very last thing we did that Saturday night was watch our very favorite Christmas video; that Heather had given to Bill and Cheryl many Christmas's ago. Cheryl was always the perfect hostess and made certain everyone enjoyed a perfect weekend. I will miss you always my friend; but your spirit, courage and memory will always live in our hearts. Until we meet again. Love and prayers, for Bill, Mike , Heather and Amanda and the entire Doolittle family.

Denny Johnson

November 27, 2019

So many memories for 50 plus years.....Our years of adventures, laughter, and support for each other will be forever in our hearts- Nursing school, marriages- our children and grandchildren.....Cheryl you will be missed and thought about everyday...You were a compassionate and kind soul with a caring heart filled with love ........Miss and love you my friend

Prayers for Bill and the family

Denny and Edie

Ronnie Long

November 26, 2019

So sorry to hear about this sad news, our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this hard time! Sincerely Ronnie and Janis Long

Rynn McGee-Pierce

November 26, 2019

Cheryl was one of the sweetest people i ever met; her smile was contagious and she always had a twinkle in her eye. We became friends through an impromptu neighborhood gathering; it grew into a weekly girls night that has continued for over 5 years. Since that time we have all shared many joys and sorrows, but the best part was the laughter; we could always find something to giggle about.
In recent years, Bill, Heather, and Mason were there to help when Cheryl hosted the group, and i know how much she appreciated your assistance. Love and condolences to her family. I will miss her so much, yet i am very blessed to call her my friend! Rynn

Sandy Budd

November 26, 2019

I am so sad to hear this. Cheryl, Bill, Heather and Amanda were neighbors of ours in Forest City. I had a 2 year old daughter and was expecting my second child when we moved in across the street from Bill and Cheryl. I was very sick with the pregnancy and still trying to work full time. I am from Greensboro so I had no family close. The Doolittle’s stepped in and became my lifesavers! The girls would come over when they got home from school and play with Erica so I could rest. On so, so many nights Cheryl would call and tell us to come over for supper. I don’t know that I would have made it through this time without them. Cheryl was such a special lady. I know she will be missed by everyone that knew her. My prayers go to her family.

steve gindlesperger

November 26, 2019

I have known Cheryl longer than all that read this except 1. You see I was the younger brother of Cheryl and Angela. I have been blessed to have two loving people nurture me, love me, spend time with me. I have so many memories that I am thankful for. Since 1989 when we lost our last remaining parent we have been steadfast in staying together loving on one another. Cheryl being a very gifted nurse is always who I called when something medically in our family was amongst us. Her loving council was not only received but many times put into place. Only two people called me by my birth name being Stephen, my mom and Cheryl. I would always say I am Steve, but I am going to miss my sister calling me Stephen. Even more I will miss her love for people her care for her church her love for her family. Sis, I am heartbroken but know you would encourage us to live our life with love for others daily!!! I cannot end without thanking her husband. Bill you have been amazing and Joan and I are so thankful you have been her caretaker during the past 3 1/2 years or so. Her brother Steve Gindlesperger

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