Cheryl Ann Bodden, daughter of Robert and Dorothy McKeen, was born on December 16, 1958 in Washington D.C. Cheryl, a true angel on earth, enjoyed a full and wonderful life, selflessly loving and giving to family, friends and anyone in need. She lived a life dedicated to Jesus Christ, spreading his message and good will to everyone who touched her everyday life. Her faith was inspirational. After a three year brave and heroic battle with cancer, she attained her final Victory on February 13, 2020. Through her deep and unwavering faith in God and Jesus Christ, she ascended into heaven to be with Jesus, joining her father Robert McKeen.
Cheryl is the beautiful, caring wife and mother, and is survived by her husband; Lee Bodden, her three children; Richard Bodden, Stephen Bodden, and Grace DeAvila, and her son-in-law; Gabe DeAvila. Throughout her life she was very close and committed to her sister; Linda Lambert, her brother; Robert McKeen Jr., and more recently his wife; Yan McKeen, who also survive her.
Her life’s journey included growing up with her family in Stanton and Charlottesville Virginia, graduating from Longwood College with a double degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Her journey’s path then brought her to D.C. to work for NASA where she met and married Lee. Together, they had and raised three incredible children that brought her joy and fulfillment throughout her life. She was readily embraced by Lee’s family, developing a strong spiritual friendship with Lee’s sister, Rosina Bodden. Her journey then progressed to becoming a Sunday School and Pre-School Teacher where she inspired the lives of not only countless young children, but many of their parents as well. They all loved her.
She has now become an angel in heaven and the world mourns her loss. She will always have a special place in all our hearts. However, we should all take comfort in her latest insightful message to us:
Rejoice in the Lord! Rejoice!
For I am with him in heaven and look forward to being with all of you again.
God Bless Cheryl Ann Bodden!
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