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Cheryl Drake Isleib, 61,

Cheryl Drake Isleib, 61,

Cheryl Drake Isleib, 61, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Henderson County on January 2, 1955; to the late Thomas “Temo” Drake and Barbara Sentell Drake Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Kenneth Byers Johnson; her infant sister, Chandra L. Drake; her aunt, Camill Sentell Brown; her step-sister, Sherry Johnson; her step-brother, D Byers Johnson; and her “four legged child”, Phil.

A native of Henderson County; Cheryl was a proud Bearcat, graduating from Hendersonville High School in 1973. Cheryl moved to Florida where she met her husband, Jeffrey. After returning to Hendersonville, Cheryl was employed for almost 20 years in Medical Records at Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Cheryl had a gigantic heart; she loved animals, especially Canada Geese and Horses.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Jeffrey Clinton Isleib; sister, Tammi Drake Neill and her husband, Roy Neill; nephew, Preston Drake English; and her 18 year old cat, Betsy all of Hendersonville.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel with Father Roberto Perez officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family wishes to thank Dr. James J. Caserio and his entire staff for their extraordinary compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Cheryl’s memory be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 208 7th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 1214 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.