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Cheryl Deanne Rivers

January 18, 1964 — August 5, 2023

McIntosh, Alabama

Cheryl Deanne Rivers, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on August 5, 2023, at her home. She was born on January 18, 1964 to James and Virginia Reed. Cheryl had a heart of gold and was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She never met a stranger and had a remarkable ability to make people feel welcome and loved. Her warm and loving personality touched the lives of those around her in countless ways. Cheryl had many interests and hobbies that brought her joy during her lifetime. She was known for her love of playing bingo and was an avid Alabama fan. In addition to her love for sports, Cheryl also had a passion for cooking and baking. Her kitchen was always filled with delicious aromas as she whipped up mouth-watering meals and treats for her family and friends to enjoy. One of Cheryl's proudest accomplishments in life was simply spending time with her family and friends. She cherished every moment she had with them and made sure they always felt loved and supported. Her kind heart and unwavering devotion created an unbreakable bond between Cheryl and those she held dear. She is survived by her loving husband, Emery Rivers; her children Frozine Andrea Byrd (Chase) and Jarriet Reed; as well as her grandchildren Alyiah and Silas. She is also survived by her siblings, Jamie Byrd (James), Audrey Orso (Cecil), Grace Reed, Karen Schaffer (Daniel), James Reed (Donna), Spencer Reed (Sam), Wylie Reed (Angela); along with numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Cheryl is preceded in death by her parents, James and Virginia Reed; sister, Reba Stewart; and her nieces, Kiersten Pruitt, Haley Williamson, and Kaliyah Reed. A wake will be held August 9, 2023, at Freeman Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The funeral service will take place August 10, 2023 at Reed's Chapel Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 AM with Rev. Coma Rivers and Rev. Wilbert Reed officiating. Burial to follow at Reed's Chapel Cemetery. Cheryl lived a life filled with love and laughter. Her impact on the lives she touched will forever be remembered. May her joyful spirit live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

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Service Schedule

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Wake

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Reed's Chapel Baptist Church

5842 Topton Rd, McIntosh, AL 36553

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Burial

Thursday, August 10, 2023

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