AKRON – Winifred “Wendy” Danette Reid (nee Cheatham), age 50, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 surrounded by family. Wendy was born on September 21, 1970 to Arnold “Tom” and Carol (Culver) Cheatham. She was a lifetime resident of Akron and attended Akron Public Schools, graduating from Central-Hower High in 1987 and later attending the University of Akron. Throughout her career, she worked for the City of Akron and the state of Ohio, retiring from Ohio Division of Natural Resources. She was a big fan of the Cleveland Browns. She loved cooking/baking, hand-dancing, hosting parties, crocheting, and listening to gospel music. Wendy was a BELOVED wife, mother, daughter, sister, granny & friend. She had a big heart and a smile that could light up a room. Preceded in death by father, Arnold “Tom” Cheatham. She is survived by her mother Carol Cheatham; devoted husband Timothy; daughters, Chantai and Carol Lipford; grand-daughter, Leilani Danette; siblings, Deborah (Terry) Cheatham, Thomas Whatley, Damon (Kimberly) Cheatham, Danita (Timothy) King, and many dearly loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 @ Cox-McNulty Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203. Calling hours are from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Service immediately following.
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