SPLUDE, CHERYL ANN, age 59 of Pontiac, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023. She was born on August 29, 1963 in Pontiac, daughter of the late Billy and Sharon (Chedester) Bland. Cheryl was an active member of First Church of Worship and Praise in Pontiac where she also was the Children’s Ministry Director and bookkeeper for many years. Her relationship with God was important to her and she was adored by her many church family and friends. More than anything though, Cheryl cherished her family. She enjoyed traveling and stopping at garage sales on the weekends with her late husband, shopping with her friends and sisters, and spending every moment she could with her sons. She also enjoyed learning to crochet and knit and planting flowers and vegetables. Cheryl is survived by her two sons: Michael Splude and Joshua Splude; brothers: Vincent Bland and Wayne (Jenny) Bland; sister-in-law, Sheila Bland; brother-in-law, Ramiro Casarez; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger C. Splude and her siblings: William Bland, Gayle Bales, and Lori Casarez. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at COATS FUNERAL HOME – WATERFORD. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service, beginning at 12 noon. Interment will be at Perry Mt. Park Cemetery in Pontiac. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Cheryl.
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