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Celebration of Life

Embassy Suites
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Cherie Denise Askew

Our beloved, Cherie “MaDear” Denise Askew-West, 65 years old of Concord, North Carolina transitioned on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee on February 26, 1956 to Frank Lester Askew Jr. (her “dahlin’) and Mary Louis Askew. She was the granddaughter of Frank Lester Askew, Sr and Emma Dora Askew of Harrellsville, North Carolina, John and Elora Waters-Ferguson, and great granddaughter Ervin and Mary Smith-Waters of Nashville, Tennessee.

Cherie is preceded in death and welcomed in heaven by her father Frank L. Askew Jr (12/15/03), her sister, Frankie L. Askew-Robb (12/18/19) , her godparents Joseph and Josephine Valentine and adopted grandmother, Mary Cromedy. She is survived by her mother Mary Louise Askew, paternal aunt Isadora Askew, son Stephan “Q” Askew, Sr. (Fabiola Askew), her daughters LaShauna “Tenille” Thomas (Reggie J. Thomas), and Stacilou Askew. Her grandchildren, Rashawn McNeil, Stephan “Deuce” Askew, II (Adrianna Askew), Kameren Isaiah Askew, Janiya E. Thomas, Sydney Ryen Askew, Gabrielle Evelyn-Marie Thomas, Blake Alexander Askew, Taylor Reign Askew, Gavin Malik Thomas and Grayson Elijah Thomas. In addition, her sisters Gwendolyn “Louise” Godfrey, Crystal “Crinket” Askew-Lawson (Edward Lawson) and Sandra Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews. Finally, bonus daughters Carshell Harvin (Eric Harvin) and Audria Bridges.

Cherie was a world traveler, lived in many states yet spent most of her life in Fayetteville and Charlotte, North Carolina. She enjoyed traveling with and to her family (including Elaine Thomas, NYC) and with friends, Sarah, Lolieta and Belinda. She loved studying the word of Christ, fellowship, reading, shopping, and watching Hallmark and Perry Mason. Thanks to Hallmark she could celebrate her favorite holiday, Christmas 365 days of the year!

Cherie obtained many awards throughout her career in Customer Service with Carolina Telephone, CableVision and Duke Energy where she retired with 25years of service. She enjoyed working with her Duke Energy friends who quickly became extended family! Cherie garnered many hours as a volunteer with the men and women’s shelter.

To all who knew her she was their MaDear! Everyone was welcomed to receive her love and generosity. In 2003, she was honored as the week's “Thursday Morning Mom” from the Tom Joyner Morning Radio Show.

Many thanks to our family, her friends and the entire medical team that kept her with us for so long after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. While we did not predict this day to ever come, there is not one experience that we regret not having with our mother/MaDear. This is a true celebration of life.

Her celebration of life will be hosted at the Hilton Embassy Suites in Concord, NC on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 3:00PM -7:00PM
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027

Flowers will be received at her home (address below) or in lieu of flowers a contribution made in her honor to your local men or women’s shelter
5366 Hackberry lane sw
Concord, NC 28027

To everyone, we share a message from Cherie, “Miracles and Blessings!”.

***Special Instructions: All attendees are encouraged to wear mask if not vaccinated for COVID.***

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Your mother was such a beautiful person ,always full of incouragement and it was like she was my mother. I only knew a short period of time . But I miss her. You were very blessed to have her as your mother, friend , family member. My condolences to her family.

Tammy Denise Mahoney Jan 20 2022 8:24 PM

i miss her vary much and pray every day

Gabrielle Thomas Jan 11 2022 8:31 PM

Shaun - I know from the words you used to discuss your mom that you loved her dearly. I am sure she did you as well. Thank you for sharing the bits of information about your daily life with her. It helps me to know her a bit better through your experiences. I can tell she was a truly lovely and caring person. You are blessed. Tom Freeman

Tom Freeman Dec 30 2021 12:56 PM

I was saddened to hear of Cherie's passing. I have massaged Cherie for many years and will miss her beautiful soul! We always ended our massage session with a hug and I love you. I know she is in God's love & light. Godspeed Cheri!!

Michael B Clark, LMBT Dec 26 2021 11:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cherie Askew

Rita Simmons Dec 26 2021 9:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cherie Askew

Eleanor Sloan Dec 25 2021 7:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cherie Askew

Donna Edwards Hix SpaDirectorEmbassy Dec 25 2021 7:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cherie Askew

Lakisha Brown Dec 25 2021 7:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cherie Askew

Crinket Dec 25 2021 6:20 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Crystal Lawson. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Cherie Denise Askew.

Crystal Lawson Dec 25 2021 5:31 AM

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