Cheryl Ann LaPonsey

Age 68, of Davisburg, passed away on April 26, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Cheryl’s Tribute Wall at

Cheryl Ann LaPonsey was born on May 15, 1954, in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Paul B. and Marilyn (Case) Smith. In 1972 she married Allen Coleman, and together they raised 3 children. In 1999, she married Glenn LaPonsey and they spent 20 wonderful years together before his passing.

Cheryl had a vibrant personality with a love for life. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life, and she proudly took every opportunity to share that with anyone who would listen.

Spending time visiting with family and friends was a priority. She sincerely enjoyed knowing what was going on in their lives and cared about the stories they shared. Her passion & care for others was genuine.

Cheryl worked for Huron Valley Sinai Hospital for 29 years. She began her career in housekeeping, later advancing to become an Anesthesia Tech, which she took great pride in.

Cheryl is survived by her son Allen Coleman, Jr. (Candi), daughters, Katherine Abbott (Jerry) and Angela Phillips (Dave); grandchildren, Nicole, Vanessa, Brittany, Tiffaney, Lauren, Kaylie, and Joey; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Cheryl is preceded in death by her parents, Paul B. & Marilyn Smith; brothers, Paul G. Smith and Michael Smith; and sisters, Marlene Beebe, Penni Krupinski, and husband Glenn LaPonsey.

Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the VFW Hall located at 3200 Duck Lake Rd N, Highland, MI 48357 at 11:30 am.

Cheryl’s obituary was written by her loving family.


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6 Condolences

  1. Michele stokes on April 29, 2023 at 6:19 am

    So sorry for ur loss I have worked with Cheryl for many years she was always laughing an having a good time she was a very special lady

  2. TERI COLEMAN on April 29, 2023 at 9:16 am

    I came late into Cheryl’s family, marrying her first husband Allen Coleman. She selflessly welcomed me into the family which made for many happy memories with the whole family together! She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I feel blessed to have been able to share the awesome family that she raised. Her memory will live on in our hearts.

  3. Steve & Debbie Foster on April 29, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Cheryl’s family. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Definetly someone who loved life. We pray God brings you peace.

  4. Jamie Clark on May 2, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Cheryl’s kind , loving and giving nature was a real inspiration to me. We worked together for many years and even when she had tough times she never failed to do a tremendous job at work. I will carry her smiling face with me always. My sympathy to all of you in her family as I know how much she loved you.

  5. Margie Elzerman on May 3, 2023 at 7:31 am

    So very sorry for your loss. May she spread her wings and forever soar among you.
    My sincerest condolences to you all

  6. Linda (Kirk) Hamilton on May 5, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Cheryl. AJ your mom became part of our life when you did and in a big way. She was “mom” to Joey and I was “mom” to you. Your mom will live on in all of you. Her legacy is in all of you and how you were raised. She’s left behind some incredible kids and grandkids. She’ll always be with you. She was an incredible woman and I’m so glad I knew her.

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