Cheryl C. Hansen | Obituary


Cheryl Constance Heaslip Hansen, 68, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Hospice of the Panhandle. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Born March 17, 1953 in Oceanside, NY, she was the daughter of the late Neil Heaslip, Sr. and Dorothy Reed Heaslip Bard. She graduated from Morris Knolls High School in Denville, NJ, and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Cheryl is survived by the love of her life, her best friend and husband of 49 years, Paul; his three children, daughter Adrienne “Randy” Tisler (Matthew), of Hedgesville; daughter, Dianna Hansen, of Winchester; and son, Christopher Hansen (Reagan Miles), of Riner, VA; and the greatest blessings of his life, his five grandchildren; Madeleine Tisler, Nicholas Tisler, Genevieve Tisler, Amelia Tisler and Anneliese (Annie) Hansen.

In addition to her immediate family, Cheryl is survived by her brothers, Craig Heaslip (Debbie) and Neil “Skip” Heaslip, Jr. (Tina); and his sister, Susan Novy; several in-laws, as well as many nieces, nephews and many dear friends whom she would consider family.

Cheryl had a spectacular career working at AT&T for fifteen years, then after officially retiring from AT&T, continued as a consultant serving AT&T for another twenty years. More importantly, she was a doer; she always got things done. She made time for everyone and worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had everything they needed. She exuded sympathy, empathy and compassion, but was relentless in protecting those she loved. She spent her life making lists to always remember the little things. Cheryl loved supporting her family, especially her husband, children and grandchildren in all of their experiences – she could be seen in many fields or swimming pools or dance studios, schools or religious events over the years. She was a phenomenal cook who loved having a new recipe to try for family dinners. She could talk on the phone with you for hours! When she was relaxing, she could be found reading a book or watching a Hallmark movie. She dedicated the last five years of her life to helping raise her youngest granddaughter, Annie, which was her greatest joy! She touched so many more lives than she ever knew, and she will be sorely missed!

If anyone would like to donate in Cheryl’s name, please consider the following organizations: Hospice of the Panhandle (, Panhandle Home Health (, or Winterfrost Farm (

A memorial ceremony will take place at a later date.

Arrangements made by Brown Funeral Home.

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