Cheryl L. Babington

November 17, 1947October 24, 2012
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Cheryl Shook Babington, 64, Super MawMaw, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012, peacefully at home, her favorite place. She was born in Akron, OH and came to Brevard County in 1964 from Japan; her father was in the US Air Force.

Cheryl was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cocoa Beach, FL and was a servant for the Lord Jesus Christ to any in need.

Cheryl was a devoted pator's wife and her family was her greatest earthly joy. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren and was always looking for creative ways to love them well.

She has blazed the trail to glory for her husband of 43 years, Ken Babington; daughter, Lisa Arnold and husband, Jeff, and their children Blake, Shelby and Ashleigh Howell; daughter Judy Kay Kyker and husband, Jimmy, and their children, Travis, Sam, Caroline, Ben, Jack and Eli; son, Ron Babington, and wife, Jenny-Lynn, and their children, Afton, Ponder, Rose and Winnie; her father, Arvid Shook; brother, Keith Shook and Viviana Iduate, along with Keith's children, Kevin, Christopher and Lauren Shook; mother-in-law, Celestia Babington; brothers-in-law, Tom and Tempa Babington and Robert and Ann Babington. The entire Babington and Shook family will be eternally loved by her.

Calling hours will be Friday, October 26, 2012, from 6 - 8 p.m., at Florida Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Club Zion Community Church (formerly First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach).

Memorial donations may be made to Cobb Street Ministries, Atlanta, GA payable to First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach (designate to: Cobb Street Ministries), in Memory of Cheryl Babington.

Her husband and children rise up and call her blessed.


  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Jo Vitek

October 2, 2013

Pastor Ken and Family,
It has been thirteen years since we spent time together. This evening I was moved to search you out online only to learn of Cheryl's passing. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. Since moving to South Dakota in 2005, I have lost my Dad (2010) and Mom ( this year, 2013). Although I know Dad, Mom, and Cheryl are with Jesus, the void and loss is still ever present. Know that you are in our prayers today and tomorrow and the next day as well. God bless you Pastor Ken. Godspeed.

Dean Peters

August 26, 2013

Pastor Ken

You and Cheryl impacted my life. I am sure many others can say the same

God bless you

Dean Peters

Teresa Wall

August 25, 2013

Dear Ken,
Louis & I were talking about you recently were saddened when we looked you up to see of your loss. You have been in our conversation numerous times since you married us on July 24, 2012. We will now be praying for you and your family. I hope time has brought some healing. She looked like a beautiful person and obviously made a strong impact on those who knew her. Louis and I wish the very best for you.

Donna Carnes

November 27, 2012

Ken, I've been wondering how you are doing. I wept as I read your feelings shared, and Lisa's. It is, of course, difficult to lose anyone we love; but especially someone so personalable to everyone she met. Nothing I say will truly help; the emptiness can only be filled by opening up the door to that empty area to the Lord. He heals, rather than fill it up again, and the healing often seems to be so very slow. But, I want you all to know that I think of you each day, and as I do I pray for you all. And, it's okay to cry.
Remember the song, "What Will I Leave Behind?" There's no guessing when it comes to Cheryl - she touched, in a very special way, everyone she ever met.
Blessings- Donna

Dean Peters

November 24, 2012

I join pastor Ken in his grief

Ken Babington

November 8, 2012

This afternoon, I cried as I read what our daughter, Lisa wrote TODAY. A few days ago, I cried as I read on Judy Kay's Blog: At 5:30 AM on Wednesday, October 25th, my life changed forever. Last week, Ron and Lisa and I cried as we sat here talking about Cheryl.

As a Pastor for over 35 years, I have tried to comfort families and individuals going through where our family is today. It never goes away. The void will never be filled. The reality is not comforting. But our Heavenly Father is more than we could ever need and much more than we deserve.

THANK YOU for all of these notes. I have read them all. As David said about his infant child after his death: 'My son will not come back to me, but I will go to be with him.'... we know where she is. As Paul said: 'She fought the good fight, and her course is over.'.. her crown is there, and we know she LOVED crowns. We WILL see her again, and until we do, the Lord Jesus has a ministry for our children and me. We are not sure what that is right now, but we will strive to be obedient.

Thank you again for your kind words. Our family has been blessed to walk by her side, and as her husband, and the Father of her children, I have never been more honored and proud as when our three children wrote the Obituary, and organized her final service. To our children, you will always be my treasure, and as long as I live, I want to help you remember your Mom with DIGNITY. Your farewell was truly a Proverbs 31 service!
Ken Babington, Dad, Paw Paw

Lisa Babington Arnold

November 8, 2012


It has been two weeks and I still have no clue how to say goodbye. I miss you more today than yesterday and yesterday was intense pain. You were the most amazing mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, wife and friend. The lessons I have learned throughout my life and even now through your death (wow, so hard seeing those words) are treasures. I want to be just like you when I grow up momma. Kiss Jesus for me, hug Paul and Mary and start decorating our big huge family mansion for us because that's how you always wanted get there first and because of your legacy, your whole family will join you one day. I've never yearned for that more! I adore you mom...loving you through eternity!

Your daughter, Lisa

Bill & Marybeth Maxwell

November 1, 2012

Ken, we haven't seen you since high school. However, we wanted you to know we care about you. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this period of grief.

Alice Deaton

October 31, 2012

Ken and family,

I was saddened when I learned of Cheryl's passing. I pray for peace for all of you. Alice, former Class of 65,

sheryl kennedy and Dale Knapp, Mel-HI Classmates

October 30, 2012

We are deeply saddened at learning of Cheryl's passing. May your wonderful memories of her sustain you and the families during this difficult time.