Mrs. Cheryl Ann Walker Grimes

Cheryl Ann Walker Grimes, age 75, died on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Alpha House Memory Care in Ashland, VA. Ms. Grimes was born in Cairo, GA, on February 11, 1948, and was a graduate of Cairo High School. She attended Georgia Southern College (now Georgia Southern University) where she met the love of her life, Ronnie Grimes. Statesboro was her home for many years where she was an active member at Pittman Park United Methodist Church and later at First Baptist Church. She was also an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She worked as the office administrator for her husband’s dental practice. After leaving Statesboro, she lived near son, Ron, in Buford, GA, for seven years, and has lived near daughter, Kendra, in Ashland, VA, for the past six years. In addition to loving her family, she enjoyed walking the neighborhood, cooking & eating sweets (anything chocolate), and she especially loved her cats! She also enjoyed traveling and writing personalized poems for all occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, and other special moments in life). Cheryl was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ronnie Grimes, of Statesboro, GA; by her parents, James Randall Walker, of Gainesville, FL, and Christine Merritt Walker, of Cairo, Georgia; by her brother, Jim Walker, of Jacksonville, FL; by her parents-in-law, Carl and Louise Grimes, of Twin City, GA; and, by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bill Hagins, of Evans, GA. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Kathy Grimes, of Buford, GA; by her daughter, Rev. Kendra Grimes, of Ashland, VA; by her sister, Teresa Brown, of Sparta, WI; by her sister-in-law, Linda Walker, of Jacksonville, GA; and, by her grandchildren: Autumn Grimes (Jeremy Chandler), of Atlanta, GA; Elijah Grimes (Lauren Clark), of Nashville, TN; Adeline Bluhm (Andrew Bluhm), of Lawrenceville, GA; Ella Swager and Lucas Swager, of Ashland, VA. Cheryl is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors on Saturday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm in the parlor of Pittman Park United Methodist Church in in Statesboro, GA. The funeral will follow at 2:00pm in the church Sanctuary with Rev. Dr. Jonathan Smith officiating. Interment will be at Coleman Cemetery in Twin City, GA. If you would like to make a donation in her honor, please consider a memorial gift to support UCSF’s frontotemporal dementia research program which can be made online at www.makeagift.ucsf.edu/FTD If you prefer to give locally, consider a gift to Pittman Park UMC, Statesboro First Baptist Church, or any animal shelter/rescue organization near you. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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