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Cherisse Nicole Eatmon

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Cherisse Nicole Eatmon was born on January 19, 1987 at Roper Hospital in downtown Charleston, SC. She went on to glory on August 24, 2020 after an unexpected rupture of the Berry Aneurysm on the brain. She was a beloved daughter to James Curtis Eatmon and Mary Christine Brown Eatmon.
Cherisse was educated in Dorchester District II schools. Cherisse was a member of the inaugural class at Rollings School of the Arts in Summerville, SC. She was involved in dance core where she danced with Dance Unlimited as a part of the performance and competition team for 10 years and served as the co-captain for the cheerleading team at Fort Dorchester High School and graduated from Fort Dorchester high school in June 2005.

Cherisse attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC for a year majoring in biology. She transferred to the University of South Carolina, “Home of the Gamecocks,” in Columbia SC where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in December 2009. While at USC, Cherisse became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, crossing in fall 2008. She was the number 46, known to her sorority sisters as “Hypnotize.” Cherisse has been a light and a loving and devoted sister to her 46 line sisters and other sorors, all of whom she loved dearly.

In December of 2011, Cherisse received a Masters of Public Health-Health Services Policy Management from the University of South Carolina. Cherisse was a “True” gamecock and loved her school and USC friends and colleagues immensely. Upon graduating with her Masters degree, Cherisse worked at the New Morning Foundation in Columbia, South Carolina where she managed a volunteer network of more than 100 professional leaders and organizations responsible for health policy advocacy in the community and at the statehouse.

Eventually, Cherisse relocated to the District of Columbia to continue her career in working with elected officials. In her most recent role, as the Senior Director of State Government Affairs at RepresentUS, Cherisse worked diligently on developing a program to assist RepresentUS with furthering its goal to bring conservative and progressive elected officials together to pass laws to repair broken elections and to stop political bribery. Prior to that, Cherisse was the Senior Director of the State Caucus Network with the Millennial Action Project where she led the bipartisan engagement of more than 800 young state legislators across the country. She worked passionately on engaging policymakers to commit to non-partisan solutions to address issues that impact the millennial and future generations. Cherisse was the Manager of Legislator Outreach with Women in Government Foundation, Inc. where she focused on creating opportunities for female state legislators across the United States before beginning at the Millennial Action Project.

During her time in the District of Columbia, Cherisse became a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church where she was baptized. Cherisse truly loved her church family. Cherisse’s hobbies included traveling, spending time with her friends and loved ones, swimming (which she was very good at), having a good time in general and helping others, including many acts of community service.

Cherisse leaves to cherish her precious memories: Her parents, Mary Christine Brown Eatmon and James Curtis Eatmon; Aunts: Jean Eatmon, Batrice Eatmon, Joyce Ann Phelps, Bernice Knight, Helen Brown Bullock, Particia (Julius) Person; Uncle Oliver Ray Brown; Godson Tristen Davon Prioleau; Godbrother Cameron Mack; Close Friends: Ashley Gamble, Brittany Camden, Chelsea Kelly (ABC); Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, extended USC family; and a host of other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.

The live link to the funeral service will be active one hour prior to service start time.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, a second funeral service is scheduled at Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Wilson, NC at 2:00 p.m. The burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, 1717 Lane Street Ext., Wilson, NC.

A service of memory is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2pm at Cathedral, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, Charleston, South Carolina, 29418


In lieu of flowers, the Eatmon family is accepting monetary gifts: in c/o the Eatmon family, P O Box 60579, N Charleston, SC 29419-0579

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Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, August 31, 2020

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Monday, August 31, 2020

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