October 15, 1960 – January 14, 2023

Rose Madline Crawley Cheatham was born in Chesterfield, VA, on October 15, 1960, to the late Robert and Dorthey Crawley. Rose peacefully departed this life on January 14, 2023, at VCU/MCV Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Rose attended the Chesterfield County School System and graduated from Clover Hill High School in June of 1979. After high school she was employed by Chesterfield County School System where she worked for fifteen years before retiring.  

In 1979, Rose met Stanley Cheatham and the two were married on June 25, 1983. To this union two sons were born, Daniel and Leon Cheatham. Stanley and Rose loved traveling together. She also loved shopping and getting her nails and hair done, cooking and attending family gathering. 

Rose confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized and joined the Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Robert, and Dorothy Crawley and one brother, Charles Giles and her sister, Diane Crawley. She leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted husband of 39 years, Stanley Cheatham; two sons, Daniel Cheatham of Chesterfield, VA,and Leon (Selai) Cheatham, Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Gloria Mills, and Nicole Crawley; one brother, Jimmy Crawley; three aunts, Marie Giles, Viola Williams, and Martha Johnson; five sisters-in-law; Hattie Johnston, Doris Cheatham, Linda Cheatham, Brenda Strother (Rufus), and Wanda Davis (Jermaine); three brothers-in-law; Ernest Cheatham, David Cheatham and Rodney Cheatham.  Rose also leaves her only grandchild, D’Carrie Cheatham; and host of nieces, nephews, coursins, other relatives, and friends.

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 21, 2023, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA.  The interment to follow at Dale Memorial Park.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.