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Cheryl N. Deal
Cheryl Nuttall Deal, 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. She was born on July 29, 1947, and was a native of Newport News and a resident of Hampton for 30 years. Cheryl graduated from Warwick High School, Class of 1965. Upon graduation, she worked at Langley NASA. Cheryl lived in Byron, GA for about 14 years, where her two boys were born and she worked for the U.S. Post Office. In 1991, she married Dan, lived in Hampton, and worked for Equifax and then for Sentara as an office coordinator. She retired from Sentara when her grandchildren started arriving.
Cheryl was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her boys’ friends always wanted to be at her house because she was such a good cook. Thanksgiving meals were well attended. Cheryl was an avid reader and in her younger years, loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Her other love was gardening. For all those who knew and loved Cheryl, she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Dan Deal, who passed two months before her; her parents, George and Jacqueline Gardner Nuttall, and brothers, Donald and Reed Nuttall. Cheryl is survived by her sons, Robert Green (Jennifer) of Saluda and Richard Green of Hampton; three grandchildren, Danielle, Caitlyn, and Beau; sister, Brenda; sisters-in-law, Jean and Janet Nuttall; two brothers, Gary Nuttall (Debbie) and David Nuttall (Michael-Ann); and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.