Cheila Leilana Hester

Sunrise: February 3, 2002

Sunset: September 27, 2019

On the morning of September 27th 2019 Cheila Leilana Hester passed away in her home from a celebral hemorrhage at the age of 17. Cheila affectionately known as Pokie by her Ioved ones and family. She was born to Shirley Ann Vaughter and Shawn O’Dell Hester on February 3rd 2002 in Norfolk, Virginia. Pokie grew up in Virginia and moved to McDonough, Georgia in 2016 where she attended McDonough High as a senior. Her good grades made her a candidate for scholarships and she anticipated attending Norfolk State University. Pokie was many things, fun loving, creative, smart, and artistic are just a few words to describe her. She was passionate about fashion and cosmetology. She was loved for her playful demeanor, sarcastic and sassy personality and caring heart. She enjoyed her coworkers, hanging out with friends, and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Barry Hester and Robert S. Vaughter, Sr. Pokie’s life will be cherished by her mother Shirley A. Vaughter (Curtis D. Vaughter) and father, Shawn O. Hester, siblings, Cristian D. Vaughter, Sky Hester, Quran Jones, Makita Battle, Phoenix Freeman, Iharmoni Malcolm. Grandparents, Ana Courtney, Felipe Plaza, Joan Hester and Annette Vaughter. Aunts and Uncles, Vasti Plaza, Leslie Velez, Joseph Allen Sr., Joana Riddick, Barry Hester, Jr., Tanza Hester, Norris Hester Sr., Kaitlyn Hester, Onika McGlown, Michacl McGlown Sr. and Robert S. Vaughter, Jr. Cousins, Caleb Plaza, Izabela Allen, Joseph Allen Jr., Josiah Allen, Barry Hester, III, Leiandra Hester, Noris Hester Jr., Sophia Hester, Michael McGlown Jr., Jade McGlown and Alanna Vaughter. Pokie’s memory will be forever reminisced by numerous family and friends
that were touched by her infectious smile and radiant soul.

Thank you to our family and friends for all their prayers, love and support.

No Public Viewing Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Lamont & Sheron Gause says

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all! She was a Beautiful soul & will be truly missed!

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      Nya Sanders says

      I love you forever and after Pok! Save me a spot up there, until we meet again sissy ?.

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    Kathy Davis says

    Sharing in your sorrow and your pain. No words can express how saddened your Auntie K is for your loss. My heart My soul My prayers are with you Dear Heart. Gone from our sight but not from THE HEART ????

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    Kimberly L McCall says

    My condolences and prayers to the family. ❤⚘

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    Shari Nelligan says

    My heart goes out to you all for the loss of this beautiful soul..may she rest in peace. Much love!
    Shari & Al Nelligan

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      Jamarcus Bell says

      You will forever be missed cheila .. LongLiveYouForever ❤️

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    Mildred says

    May give you strength and comfort during this difficult times…shes gain her angel wings.shes God angel now..we love you shirley..love pury and the Caban family

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    LaShon Bagsby- McDonough High School says

    Our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We are all sad and sorry to hear of Cheila’s passing.

    “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings in heaven
    where the love of our lost ones
    pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they’re happy.”

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    Deborah C Mishoe says

    Condolences From The Mishoe Family. We know your Hearts are Heavy and words will never express our Sorrow for your Loss, but, Please take comfort in the thoughts we had for Cheila what a sweet, thoughtful soul she was, she will be missed.

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    KEITH REED says

    For we believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him
    To my Family my prayers
    God be with you
    Reed Family

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    Ginny Chauhan says

    I am so sorry for your loss. No words can express. Ya’ll will be in our prayers.

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    Rhonda Wright says

    Lunchroom Staff would like to send our condolences to your family. We are so sorry for your loss. So young and so pretty and Kind.

    Rest in peace sweetheart.

    Rhonda Wright and Staff

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      Cousin Penny and the Partee Family says

      Cousin Joan and Family, We will continue to lift you in our prayers. May you have strength to cry AND to smile, as you recall fond memories of beautiful Cheila Leilana..
      Speaking Memories will help to comfort you and will keep her in your presence. Hold on to faith, for faith will sustain you. Remember, though we are not close by, we —your Partee Family members —are here for you always with love and blessings.

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    Coach G. Shook, Coach E. Solomon and the entire coaching staff. says

    The McDonough High PE and Athletic Department would like to extend our condolences to the family in this tragic loss. Please know that we have you in our hearts and prayers

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    Aunt Joan and Family says

    Sending our sympathy and love to our family on the loss of Cheila. We’re with you in spirit during this awful time. Rest well, Angel.

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    Bridgette Presley says

    You and your day are in my deepest thoughts and prayers. May you all feel loved at every stage of grief and healing during this time.

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    Aunt Geri says

    Sending Prayers for Strength to my family. I care about you, and share in your sadness.

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    D’ani Holmes aka Dede says

    You will always be in my heart Pokie❤️ I’ll always love you and will miss you so very much. Rest In Peace love❤️

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    Albert Davis Jr. says

    It saddens me to write this I didn’t have chances to see You! I know You have gone ahead to be with your Father! I will miss You! Your Uncle Albert Davis! Continuous Blessings and Love.

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    Gabriela Vélez says

    Que Dios esté con todos ustedes en este momento tan difícil. Que el Señor sea de fortaleza y les ayude a pasar este proceso . Que descanse en paz .

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    Ms. Riley and the MHS Cheerleaders says

    Ms. Riley and the MHS Cheerleaders send condolences to the family of Cheila. She was such a beautiful soul. May the Lord provide comfort and peace to the family during these difficult times.

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    Trustee Harvey Anderson says

    Trustee Harvey Anderson MGMBC

    October 5, 2019 @ 12:28 pm
    May God give comfort to the family in the days to come for their loss of their love one.

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    Antoinetta Holmes says

    Cheila’s beautiful spirit will be missed but not forgotten. May the love of God comfort your family.

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    Tawalu says

    Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. I Am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Cheila.
    I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss.may the love of those around you help you trough the days ahead .

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    Myrical Beasley says

    I love you forever Cheila!! I will miss you everyday ? I’ll see you soon beautiful ❤️

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    lakaijah ? says

    cheila i love you forever & always sissy? ! That beautiful spirit could never b forgotten?

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    Susan K. Scott says

    Dear Cousin Curt and family,
    My daughter Jasmine anf I offer our sincere condolences at the loss of your beautiful daughter. I wish we were there but we are there in spirit. I pray for your peace and comfort at this difficult time. Love you much???

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    Leah Turner says

    From Mrs. Turner and the Academy for Advanced Studies we send you our condolences and prayers for peace for you and your family during this time of sorrow. Cheila was a beautiful young lady and one of my most talented students. My heart is saddened by her loss. We will truly miss seeing her beautiful smile.
    May God show you his love and comfort you every day.

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    Cheryl Price says

    Joan & Family! May you keep your precious memories of Cheila’s love, laughter, warm smile, and her caring gifts, comfort, and guide you. God’s love and presence lives in you and will keep you. Love, Your Family in the Chicagoland- Cheryl & Family

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    kisharah says

    I love you babygirl rest easy please watch over me beautiful Until we meet again ????

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    kisharah says

    I love you babygirl rest easy please watch over me beautiful Until we meet again

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    mixed6reed❤️ says

    I love you babygirl rest easy please watch over me beautiful Until we meet again

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    Aunt Shirley Burford says

    We must trust in our God for comfort and strength to carry us through this time of grief. Hold fast to all the fond memories she left behind and believe the next time Cheila opens her eyes she will be looking into the Face Of God.
    Sleep Cheila sleep

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    Arlecia Terrell says

    Death Leaves a heartache No one can heal, Love leaves a memory No one can steal. My deepest condolences to the family & Friends during this time. You have my prayers and blessings.
    Ms. Terrell – Administrative Assistant McDonough HS

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    Nicole Smith says

    My heart and prayers are with you Shirley. We loved Pokie dearly. Sending all the love and condolences to your family. From Zay Shy & Nicole Virginia Beach

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    Jeanine Castro says

    The first time I encountered Cheila I mispronounced her name…so you can already imagine the look she gave me!!! She had side eyeing down to a science. I will forever cherish the time that I was allowed to teach and speak with her. I can still picture you walking down the hallway, I can still hear your voice, I can still see your smile, and I will eternally be thankful.
    Missing you Boo.

    Sending love and strength to your family and friends.

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    Abby says

    Condolences from tik tok Rest In Peace beautiful

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