Cheryl Ann Wilson Deal gained her wings and joined God’s heavenly kingdom on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Born in Halifax County on July 21, 1959, she was the daughter of Linda Church Saunders and the late A. G. Wilson.

Cheryl was a hard-working, selfless, God-fearing woman and a member of Florence Avenue Baptist Church. She was an amazing single-mother to five children.

For 15 years, she was the manager of Blue Ridge Tobacco and Candles.

She is survived by her children, Tonya Ann Irby, Charles Wayne Irby Jr., Joshua Larry Deal, Elizabeth Ann Deal and Ashley Denise Deal; sister Wendy Brooks; brother Sammy Wilson; nieces and nephews Anna Brooks, Karington Brooks and Greg Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her father, A.G. Wilson, and brother Douglas Wright Wilson.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Florence Avenue Baptist Church in Virgilina with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials to consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.