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Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

Sterlyn Blanche Chisholm

April 22, 1924July 18, 2020
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Sterlyn B. Chisholm, 96, passed away on July 18, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is predeceased by her parents, Adylett and Minnie Rae Cooper; her husband, Johnny Chisholm; and sons-in-law, Herman Flora Jr. and Jimmy Wood.

She is survived by her three daughters, Yvonne Wood, Cecile Saunders (Ron) and Terri Speach (Al); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Kempsville Chapter #173 OES, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America, Zuleika Court #35, and Pageantry Unit.

A celebration of life will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sat. July 25, 2020 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/ Kempsville, 4889 Princess Anne Rd.

A grateful thank you to the devoted staff at Randolph House for the many years of care and a special thank you to Laurie Harris Schmidtt, RN and the staff at Comfort Care Home Health Hospice for the loving and tender care given to her by them.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Shriners Children's Hospital, the Alzheimer's Association of a charity of your choice. You may offer condolences to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Johnny Chisholm, Husband (deceased)
  • Yvonne Wood, Daughter
  • Cecile Saunders and husband, Ron, Daughter
  • Terri Speach and husband, Al, Daughter
  • Mrs. Chisholm is also survived by six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
    She is predeceased by her parents, Adylett and Minnie Rae Cooper; and sons-in-law, Herman Flora Jr. and Jimmy Wood.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Sterlyn Blanche Chisholm

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Peter & Patty Raneri

July 30, 2020

Terri
Our condolences to you and your family upon the passing of your Mother.

Peter & Patty Raneri
Madison, NJ

Bitsie Pierce

July 22, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Yvonne, Cecile, Terri and to the your family.

Dorothy West

July 22, 2020

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I will always remember Sterlyn’s beautiful smile. Dorothy West from MUMC.

Larry Kight

July 22, 2020

Terri, Yvonne, and Cecile,
It is with great sorrow to learn of the passing of your mother. Sending my condolences to all.
Love, Larry Kight

carol merwin

July 20, 2020

Yvonne, Cecile and Terry....sending the Peace of the Lord to be with you all at this sad time in your life and Always.

Steve Siegfried

July 20, 2020

Dear Cecile, Yvonne and Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold You and your Family in the light!
Love,
Steve Siegfried

Ken Stockermann

July 20, 2020

Just a wonderful lady who is now a beautiful angel with the Lord. All my thoughts are nothing but wonderful in regards to her and I am now glad she's at peace! God bless her there daughters and all of the family she left behind. I for one will never forget her! 🙏

Durwood Cooper Jr

July 20, 2020

My memory of Sterlyn will always be filled with her love and smiles. May your memories shower all of your families with her wonderful love and provide comfort!

George Pierce

July 19, 2020

Her an d her husband were my second parents. When I was young they would take me on trips with them,we would always sing my faviorte song "Don't Fence Me In" Sterlyn and Johnnie were real close to my parents,I drove a truck to Va and I would stop l
In and stay there until the next day.Johnie was in the Navy and he talked me into going in the Navy.We lost contact but then I ran into my adopted sisters and always asked about Sterlyn,my hearth is broken that I didn't get to see her before she passed,but I know that she is with hubby now and has nothing to face but happynest now. I love her so much.

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Biography

Sterlyn B. Chisholm, 96, passed away on July 18, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is predeceased by her parents, Adylett and Minnie Rae Cooper; her husband, Johnny Chisholm; and sons-in-law, Herman Flora Jr. and Jimmy Wood.

She is survived by her three daughters, Yvonne Wood, Cecile Saunders (Ron) and Terri Speach (Al); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Kempsville Chapter #173 OES, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America, Zuleika Court #35, and Pageantry Unit.

A celebration of life will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sat. July 25, 2020 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/ Kempsville, 4889 Princess Anne Rd.

A grateful thank you to the devoted staff at Randolph House for the many years of care and a special thank you to Laurie Harris Schmidtt, RN and the staff at Comfort Care Home Health Hospice for the loving and tender care given to her by them.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Shriners Children's Hospital, the Alzheimer's Association of a charity of your choice. You may offer condolences to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

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