Condolences for Cheryl “Cherie” Luton

Robin Tatterson posted on 11/12/20

Cherie was an uplifting person. She was kind to everyone she met. She was an amazing mother and teacher. The world could use more people like her. Prayers for her and her family.


Clare Ernest posted on 11/9/20

Cherie really cared about her students, and she was always there with a listening ear if you needed her. I will remember your laugh and smile- You are missed Cherie-



Shelia Mercier posted on 11/7/20

So sorry prayers sent, you were my sons home bound teacher for a year and when he went back he wanted to be with you so you made that happen ♡


Jeannie Sutton Odachowski, VWC 1981 posted on 11/7/20

My deepest condolences for your loss. I remember Cherie at VWC when she lived next door on Kellam Hall. We had a lot of fun together and a falling out or two which we made up. She obviously continued being a great lady and a loving teacher and mother. I know you are hurting so much right now, and I truly hope your memories provide comfort.



Jemeka Curry posted on 11/7/20

My condolences to the family.


Richard Kurzenknabe posted on 11/7/20

Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen. Richard Kurzenknabe, VWC ‘79



Sandy Harding posted on 11/6/20

Rest easy and fly high



Brenda Gormley posted on 11/6/20

To my cousin Cherie’s family, I am sorry I did not get to know your mom well and that is on me. But please know she and you all are in my prayers during this time. There is no time limit on grief of losing a mom I know as I lost mine many years ago. Someone once told me it is okay to cry and miss our moms but she will always be with you. I can honestly say after 40 plus years I still remember special memories and they make me smile. I pray you have those of your mom. Mark we have talked and know I love you Uncle Morris my heart is sad for you both but I know your Faith you will see Cherie again love to all Brenda (Susie)


Amanda Goodwin posted on 11/6/20

Cherie Ritter Luton you were pure sunshine. Everyone who was blessed enough to know you, you treated as family. You helped my son make SOOO much progress, and you were like family to us for the past 3.5 years. The world is at a loss because there are not enough people like you. I know you were ready, and you are no longer in pain, but you are irreplaceable. We will never ever forget you, and thank you for all the laughter, joy, and love you have brought into our lives. I’m sending so much love and many prayers to your family. Many God provide them comfort during this time. I love you and I know you are smiling down at all of us, not wanting anyone to be sad.


Sharon R. Tyler posted on 11/6/20

I met Ms. Luton in December, 2019 when I joined the NPES family and still remember her contagious smile and kind spirit. She had a way of making you smile in the midst of not wanting or feeling to do so. Ms. Luton's graceful spirit will always be remembered as I too lost my mother back in 2016 due to the same illness. I will always remember her and will keep your family in our prayers. Take care.


Jacquelyn Herndon posted on 11/5/20

To the family of Mrs. Luton, Your mom was a very sweet woman. She always had a smile on her face and she could always make you smile when you talked to her. I grew closer to your mom when my mom was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia in September 2019. I went straight to Mrs. Luton and she gave me all the information I could ever need. Because of that information I knew what the doctors were talking about every time we had that daily meeting. We would talk about VCU and how great the staff was because ultimately they became our home away from home and our family. They were taking care of our mom. Mom passed away in February 2020. In 5 short months my whole world was taken away. No one will ever know the pain you feel because everyone's pain is different. Your mom was a blessing to many, especially her kiddos in her classroom. But your mom was also a blessing to me. She was there at a time when I needed her most. When the language I was speaking was foreign to every one else, your mom knew the language. I pray for you and your families. I pray for you today and every day from this point on. May you be comforted knowing she is pain free now and no longer suffering. May you be comforted in knowing that she was a great person and meant a lot to many. God Bless. -J. Herndon