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Cheryl Lynn Chancellor

Cheryl Lynn Chancellor, a dedicated educator and a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Georgia. She was born on June 13, 1958, and was the cherished daughter of the late John Lee and Joe Ellen Chancellor.

For an impressive 43 years, Cheryl served as a teacher at various schools within the Champaign County Board of Education in Illinois. Her impact on the students she taught over the years was immeasurable, leaving a lasting legacy of knowledge, inspiration, and mentorship in her wake. Cheryl’s love for her students was boundless.

Beyond her professional life, Cheryl was a God-fearing woman. She found immense joy in spending quality time with her family, especially with her beloved grandchildren. Cheryl attended all of her grandchildren’s events and celebrations, ensuring her presence and support were constants in their lives.

Cheryl Lynn Chancellor will be greatly missed by her family, friends, students, and all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her daughters, Monica Chancellor, and Erica Smith (Jarvis), all of Warner Robins, Georgia; grandchildren, Zion Wiley, Isabella Leshoure, Keith Kane Lee Roberson, Jaleel Smith, Jaylen Smith, Cadence Smith; God-grandkids, Charles, Camaure, Camarion, and Camiyha Moore, as well as Alayiah Jenkins; and siblings, Vickie Clark of Arthur, Illinois; and Valerie Coleman of Bruce, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Cheryl was peceded in death by her siblings, Marcia Cornwell, John Chancellor, and Bruce Chancellor.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Cheryl will be laid to rest privately.

For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

Go to to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.


  1. Tammie Hammond Garrett on October 13, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    You were such a great mother grandmother and friend fly high sweet lady till we meet again.

  2. Delilah England on October 13, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    To the family of Cheryl Chancellor, so very sorry for your loss, she was like and adopted daughter to me and my family, we all loved her

  3. Cathy (jean) yoder on October 13, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I went to high school with Cheryl and also was a majorette in the band with her. She always had a smile on her face and was a very kind person. Whenever I went to Champaign, il, I always went passed one of the pre schools she taught at, and always thought about her. Prayers for comfort and peace for her family

  4. Janet (Quinn) Clemons on October 13, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. We went to school together and we both attended Lake Land College’s Early Childhood program.
    Cheryl always had a smile to share, an intentional kind word to encourage others and a servant’s heart that tirelessly brought love wherever she was planted.
    Her love for family was so evident and she beamed proudly in every picture. I’m going to miss her as my FB friend. She always took the time to say the sweetest things. Cheryl had a gift to really see people and made sure they knew she saw their beautiful souls.
    My prayers are with all who deeply loved, Cheryl. Her “mama” prayers for you over the years will continue to bless your lives~I’m sure of it.
    May God hold you ever so close in your grief.


  5. Brenda Munds on October 14, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Cheryl was one of the best. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends!

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