Cheree Denise Carlton

July 6, 1965April 19, 2021

Cheree D. Carlton, 55, of Little Rock passed away April 19, 2021 peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends. Cheree was born in Amarillo, TX July 6, 1965 to Carl and Sue Carlton of Sheridan, AR. Cheree was preceded in death by her parents and grand parents. She is survived by her life partner Lynn Cavenaugh of 24 years, 3 sisters Chyrl Humphrey(Dana) of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Sondra Green ( Bobby) of Sheridan, Arkansas, Annette Pearson (Howard) of Greenbrier, Arkansas. and one brother Dale Carlton of Benton, Arkansas. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Cheree graduated from Sheridan High School in 1983. She worked in the lumber industry and retail before finding her true calling on October 19, 1992 when she joined the Little Rock Police Department. She worked in numerous divisions of the department including the narcotics division, prescription fraud, patrol, She worked as a Field Training Officer with numerous rookies who valued her training skills to guide and mentor them into the officers they are today. Many whom she retained lasting friendships with.

Cheree was a true animal lover. From rescuing giant turtles out of the road to giving kittens CPR at a fire. Cheree volunteered her time with FURR Feline Rescue and Rehome. Her thoughts were always of others before herself, it did not matter if it was a human or an animal. She spent time helping the homeless population in the city. She was very active in the background of the community.

Cheree loved to fish and cook with her best friend Laura Petty. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and would try to cook anything she would see on the shows. Cheree and her sisters had a sister day once a month where they would gather and cook for each other. Cheree was a wealth of worthless knowledge, knowing a little bit about everything.

She was wonderful and will be missed by all of her family and friends and all that had the pleasure to know her.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


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Ramona Hatley

April 26, 2021

My heart is broken Cheree, just knowing you are not on this earth anymore. I’m so sorry we didn’t keep up throughout the years but I’ve thought of you often. Thank you for all the love and lessons of compassion for animals that you taught my boys. The patience you had for them was remarkable. Heaven has definitely gained a very special angel, but this world is certainly a lesser place without you. Give my baby boy a kiss for me when you arrive and walk through those pearly gates. I know he’ll be anxiously awaiting your arrival. Rest in love my sweet friend. I will never forget you. ❤️

D Bakalekos

April 25, 2021

Good Officer, sorry, she will be missed!

Linda Wilson

April 22, 2021

Lynn and family Cheree was a great police officer and friend I am so sorry for your loss.

Norma Hamilton

April 21, 2021

In the FuRR community, we called her Carlton. She always seemed to be in a good mood! She was friendly and always had something interesting to say. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace with no more pain.

Jacki Stafford

April 21, 2021

Annette, so sorry to hear of Cheree's passing. I know how close all of you were. I enjoyed knowing her and all your sisters. I know you will miss her a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Carlton clan. Jacki

Leisha Rawls

April 20, 2021

The Carlton kids and myself became friends when we became neighbors. Cheree was destined to be in law enforcement from all the hours she, Annette and I played Starsky and Hutch. We swapped out Mom and Dads. People who didn't know us always thought the Carlton kids belonged to my mom because she dark hair and I was the neighbor kid. Love being sent your way.