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.***