Cheryl “Cherie” Luton

September 25, 1958 - November 3, 2020

09/25/1958 - 11/03/2020

Past Services

Wednesday November 11, 2020
4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions

Cheryl “Cherie” Lea Ritter Luton, 62, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia surrounded by her loving family. Cherie was born September 25, 1958 to Morris and Christine in Nuremberg, Germany. She was a 1976 graduate of Laural High School in Maryland.
Cherie’s pride and joy were her three daughters and their children, Jennifer (Tyler), Jessica (Jordan, Rylea, Ella, Izzy), and Amanda (Jake, Owen). Cherie was a 1980 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She pursued further education to become a Special Education teacher and attended Old Dominion University for a Special Education Certification in 2008. Cherie will be best remembered for her passion to change the lives of all the children she taught. In her spare time, Cherie loved spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at the beach.  Cherie’s faith grounded her throughout her life, especially in her final moments.
Those left to cherish Cherie’s memory are her parents, Morris and Christine; three daughters; sons-in-law, Brian, Bret, Jonathan; grandchildren and great grandchild; brother, Mark (Sue); nephews, Aaron and Christian; and a host of loving and supportive non-immediate family and friends.
A service to celebrate Cherie’s life will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451. In lieu of flowers, please visit to make contributions to The American Cancer Society for Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant in Cherie’s honor. Condolences may be left for the family at

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Robin Tatterson
3 years ago

Cherie was an uplifting person. She was kind to everyone she met. She was an amazing mother and teacher. The world could use more people like her. Prayers for her and her family.

Clare Ernest
3 years ago

Cherie really cared about her students, and she was always there with a listening ear if you needed her. I will remember your laugh and smile- You are missed Cherie-

Shelia Mercier
3 years ago

So sorry prayers sent, you were my sons home bound teacher for a year and when he went back he wanted to be with you so you made that happen ♡

Jeannie Sutton Odachowski, VWC 1981
3 years ago

My deepest condolences for your loss. I remember Cherie at VWC when she lived next door on Kellam Hall. We had a lot of fun together and a falling out or two which we made up. She obviously continued being a great lady and a loving teacher and mother. I know you are hurting so much right now, and I truly hope your memories provide comfort.

Jemeka Curry
3 years ago

My condolences to the family.

Richard Kurzenknabe
3 years ago

Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen. Richard Kurzenknabe, VWC ‘79

Sandy Harding
3 years ago

Rest easy and fly high

Brenda Gormley
3 years ago

To my cousin Cherie’s family, I am sorry I did not get to know your mom well and that is on me. But please know she and you all are in my prayers during this time. There is no time limit on grief of losing a mom I know as I lost mine many years ago. Someone once told me it is okay to cry and miss our moms but she will always be with you. I can honestly say after 40 plus years I still remember special memories and they make me smile. I pray you have those of your mom. Mark we have talked and know I love you Uncle Morris my heart is sad for you both but I know your Faith you will see Cherie again love to all Brenda (Susie)

Amanda Goodwin
3 years ago

Cherie Ritter Luton you were pure sunshine. Everyone who was blessed enough to know you, you treated as family. You helped my son make SOOO much progress, and you were like family to us for the past 3.5 years. The world is at a loss because there are not enough people like you. I know you were ready, and you are no longer in pain, but you are irreplaceable. We will never ever forget you, and thank you for all the laughter, joy, and love you have brought into our lives. I’m sending so much love and many prayers to your family. Many God provide them comfort during this time. I love you and I know you are smiling down at all of us, not wanting anyone to be sad.

Sharon R. Tyler
3 years ago

I met Ms. Luton in December, 2019 when I joined the NPES family and still remember her contagious smile and kind spirit. She had a way of making you smile in the midst of not wanting or feeling to do so. Ms. Luton’s graceful spirit will always be remembered as I too lost my mother back in 2016 due to the same illness. I will always remember her and will keep your family in our prayers. Take care.