Cheryl Dockery (Johnson) passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home with her loving husband of 37 years by her side. Cheryl was born in Humansville MO on August 31st 1959 to Shirley and Glenn Johnson. Cheryl spent her early years living in Richards MO, Taberville MO and Rockville MO. In 1983 Cheryl was sitting on the front porch of her grandmother’s house when she met the love of her life. Robert Dockery was moving his mother in to an apartment when he saw Cheryl and said "good morning" Cheryl responded in her sassy fashion by saying "what’s so *blanking* good about it?” They immediately started dating and four weeks later, they were united in marriage on July 5th 1983. They spent the next 37 years enjoying life together.
Cheryl was full of life, and always there for her family and friends. Cheryl was a tried and true hippie. She enjoyed decorating everything in the home with tie-dye, smiley faces, peace signs, and fuzzy throw rugs and blankets. Cheryl loved to find a bargain, and enjoyed going to garage sales on a regular basis. She would find the best deals on old wooden furniture that she repurposed, and brought back to life, even if that meant sponge painting it and throwing glitter on the wet paint. Cheryl was mostly a homebody unless it was going camping with her husband and family, or taking a day trip to Joplin or Springfield to go to the Dollar Tree or Big Lots. Cheryl was very thrifty and could turn any plain old thing into something fun and cool with her Dollar Tree finds. She loved planning and throwing birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, and went all out for Christmas. Cheryl spoiled her family at every turn. Every time she went to any store, she was sure to leave with a gift or a treat for someone. She always put others first. There was never a birthday for her grandkids that they went without a full on bash, and enough presents to last a lifetime. Her grandkids all called her Memaw, and she loved them more than life itself. In the last two years, Cheryl found a new family in the members of the Grace Methodist church in El Dorado Springs where she attended services regularly and where she and Robert renewed their vows on July 4th of 2020. Cheryl found comfort and happiness with her relationship with the Lord.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her brother Richard Johnson, her mother Shirley, and her father Glenn.
Cheryl is survived by her son Clinton Johnson and his fiancée Kimberly of Independence KS, her daughter Alesha Hill of El Dorado Springs MO, and her son Dustin Dockery and Sarah of Independence KS. Cheryl has 4 grandchildren; Maximus Kade Hill, Joscelin Aubrey Hill, Chance Robert Allen Dockery and Kaydea, Maeann, and Sage Dockery, niece Hope Smith of Arkansas, and nephew Shane Johnson of Hawaii. Cheryl also had many cousins, great nieces and nephews, and friends.