Stephanie Paige Cheshire

February 21, 1990October 1, 2021

Stephanie Paige Cheshire, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on October, 1st, 2021. Born February, 21st, 1990, to Richard and Melinda Cheshire, Stephanie grew up in Wilmington, where she excelled at every sport and was an incredible athlete. She was a friend to many and made an impact in the lives of the people she met. She lit up every room she entered with her big blue eyes and dimpled-smile. Stephanie told it like it was and fought for the underdog. She was caring and compassionate, while actively standing up for racial discrimination and social injustices.

She leaves behind her daughter Cadence, age 3; her parents, Richard and Melinda Cheshire, her twin brother Mike (partner Glenn), her older brother Wesley (wife Allie & their four children; Abby, Finn, Lilly, and Luke), her loving cousin Walter who was like another brother to her, a number of aunts and uncles, her cousins, and her cherished dog, Kayleigh.

Stephanie was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, a friend, and most of all, she was a proud mother to her daughter, Cadence Miracle. Cadence has Stephanie’s big-dimpled smile, Stephanie’s charm, and she loves her family and friends as fiercely as her mother did. Stephanie will be missed dearly and remembered forever. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 18th at 1:00pm, Pine Valley United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Melinda or Richard Cheshire for a trust fund to be set for her daughter Cadence Jones, at Excite Credit Union.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cheshire family.


  • Celebration of Life Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021


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Tony Upchurch

October 19, 2021

I never got the chance to meet Stephanie however Richard talked about his daughter all the time. Hopefully the family finds peace through their beautiful granddaughter, Stephanie's daughter.

God bless!

Barry Cokes

October 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss.May god bless and keep you.praying for you all.

Paige Churchill

October 18, 2021

Melinda and Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and strength your way.

Jeanette & Jeff Baltezegar

October 17, 2021

Words really never seem to be adequate in a time like this... I pray God brings a peace that passes all understanding to you and your family in the days to come.

Please know our hearts share your sorrow...

Christopher Stump

October 16, 2021

First off I want to again offer my condolences to Melinda "Mom" & Richard "Pops" during this extremely difficult time. I can't even begin to imagine the pain your going through but the strength you've shown is truly inspiring...Love Yall

Stephanie was truly one of a kind...she was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She was extremely passionate about the people she loved & the things that made her happy! I'm truly grateful I got to share a piece of her heart and I will be forever grateful for all the amazing times we spent together! Steph and always will be loved to no end and will be forever missed! Fly high hun...see you when meet again 🙏🏻 ❤

Emily and Steve Rivenbark

October 16, 2021

Dear Melinda and Richard,
There are no words to express the sadness for your loss. May God hold you close and fill your hearts and home with peace and beautiful memories. Keeping you, Cadence, and all of your family in our prayers.

Rachelle Dargie

October 16, 2021

so very sorry for your great loss.

Sharon Prevatte

October 16, 2021

Richard and Melinda, I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you with the strength to get through your days ahead. May you also be given Grace to turn to God in this trying time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Sandra Dunn

October 14, 2021

No words can describe how we feel for your loss. Knowing you both and having to share our feelings is impossible. We only know that she is with a COMFORTER and HEALER. God bless the family at this critical time.

In Christian Love,

Tony and Sandy Dunn

Nancy Ellison

October 14, 2021

Richard, Melinda and Cadence,
Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. May God continue to give you the strength and love to get through this very difficult time. God has you continue to hold on.

Nancy Ellison