A loving mother, wife, grandmother, and friend. She was one of the most selfless women I have ever met. Leaving behind a husband, 9 children, and 2 grandchildren. This was very sudden. She went to the doctor, for what they thought was just a cold. Unfortunately, she had fluid on her lungs. They immediately sent her to the hospital where they placed tubes to drain the fluid. During the tests', doctors found that she had stage 4 breast cancer and it had spread to other areas in her body. It had gone too far and her body would not allow her to undergo treatment. They transported her to hospice on 10/12/18 and she passed the following day. ( I am trying to brief this )
Michele was a one of kind person. She was very young; passing away at only 48 years old. She spent the last 29 years caring for her husband and children. She spent the last 25+ years caring for over 400 foster children that passed thru her home. She never turned one down and was there anytime the phone rang. So many times, Michele took in children with disabilities and was constantly in and out of doctor appts with the kids. Never once did she complain. She loved them all with her whole heart. Daniel and Michele adopted 6 of the children in which they fostered. This gave them a total of 9 children. The youngest being 4 years old.
Daniel just changed jobs 2 months ago. I know this is going to be extremely hard on them mentally, but also financially. I know he has missed a lot of work due to this and I can not imagine what he or the kids are going thru. I am hoping to raise as much as possible that will go directly to Daniel for him to use on the funeral, kids, bills, or anyway that he sees fit. For someone that literally has been there for over 400 kids thru the years, I am hoping that some are able to return the favor.
So, for anyone able....Please donate what you can. $5 really adds up and this family really needs our help. They have helped our Franklin County Community for 25+ years. I would truly appreciate if anyone could help and I know that Daniel and the kids would be grateful. If you are unable to give, please share for others to see. She meant so much to so many people and it is just heartbreaking that this happened.
As this is being shared, some may not have know Michele personally, but possibly knew her close family. I wanted to share her husband and oldest 2 girls info
Tiphanie Grizzle Cheek
This family is absolutely devastated. They really need our help. If you can help, please do so. If you are unable to give, again please share and keep this family in your prayers! They are going to need all the prayers they can get, to get thru.
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