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Nelson, Cheryl A.

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July 23, 1948 - October 17, 2014

Nelson, Cheryl A.

Cheryl Anne Nelson (Kullberg), 66, of Dallas, TX ended a long and brave battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease on October 17, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter Heidi Longanecker Burton and her husband Brent of Dallas, TX and her son Matthew Luke Longanecker and his wife Carolyn of Salt Lake City, UT as well as her granddaughters Channing Grace and Parker June Burton of Dallas, TX; her loving brothers Eric Kullberg III and his wife Gail of Boonton, NJ, John Kullberg and his wife Maureen and their son Jared of River Vale, NJ, and Douglas Kullberg and his wife Emi of Douglas, MA. Cheryl is also survived by her cousins who loved her dearly..

Cheryl was born in Mount Vernon, NY to a Methodist minister, Reverend Eric Kullberg Jr. and his precious wife Anne.  She graduated from high school in Boonton, NJ and went on to study vocal performance at Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio.  Cheryl was known for her deep Christian faith and her beautiful singing voice.  She was a member of various church congregations and choirs including solo performances with the Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra.  She worked as a DJ for KVOP in Plainview, TX and for KJAK in Lubbock, TX, did voice over work for various companies, and worked as a sales associate for True Believer Magazine in Austin, TX.  Cheryl also worked as an administrative assistant for Panasonic in CA, Advanced Micro Devices in CA, Specialty Systems in Toms River, NJ and the City of Austin Employees Retirement System in Austin, TX where she ended her working career in 2008.

Cheryl was a gentle soul who drew people to her with her kindness and love.  The memory of Cheryl will continue to bless her family and all those who knew her.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 24th at 11:00 am at Skillman Bible Church in Dallas located at 6043 Richmond Ave. 

 In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated in her memory to the Meaningful Moments Program at the Dallas Museum of Art: ATTN: Amanda Blake, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201 and, also, please take time to visit a nearby nursing home with your friends or family.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Karlene Glodek Koba

December 01, 2014 2:49PM

A kind and gentle lady. She will certainly be missed. Knew her from Methodist Youth Group and Boonton High School.

Jack Socha

December 01, 2014 6:09AM

I knew Cheri from Boonton High School and the local MYF. We were in high school plays, etc. and stayed in contact when I was in the Army.

A lovely person and I send my sympathies.

Philip B. Mendershausen

October 31, 2014 6:33AM

I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend part of my life close to Cheryl. As I grew to become a social member of her family, I did what I could to keep her connected to the world she was slowly leaving. Her deep capacity for love, laughter and pleasure brightened my life and the lives of those who knew her. While no longer by our side, she is forever in our hearts. Listen carefully and you will be able to hear her voice singing "How Great Thou Art" among Heaven's Choir.

Suzanne & Gary Smith

October 23, 2014 7:54AM

Heidi, Brent, Channing, Parker & family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May memories of happier times sustain you now. The love will live on!

shannon burton

October 20, 2014 2:54PM

A beautiful write up for a beautiful lady - she will live on in you, channing and parker