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Evie Brewer

My condolences to her family and may her memory be a blessing to all.

Marcy Mock

Tom Rowan

I met Cheryl a few years ago with Penelope while we waited on a much younger Luke. He was finishing a chess tournament. We were all sitting there wondering how he was doing. I would poke my head in and look and report back to Cheryl and Penelope. I just loved that 2 generations of your family took such interest in Luke’s success. I thought Cheryl asked good questions.

Daniel snd Lori Lynch

She was a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Joe, Barbara and Brent Lyle

Our deepest sympathy for all of the Potter family. Cheryl will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace and strength in the coming days. Much love to you all.

Josephine Musgrove

Dr Potter I am so sorry for your loss, God bless and be you all through the coming days… 🙏

Tamara Dortch Nafie

Janet Deonas

Guy and Pam Stalvey

Dr. Potter and Penelope please know that your family will be in our prayers in the days ahead. We are truly sorry to hear about the passing of your precious wife and mother, trusting that the Lord will surround you with His peace and comfort during this sad time in your lives. Sending our love to you both.

Debi Drace

Cheryl Ann Potter


Cheryl Ann (Dortch) Potter of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully January 29, 2024, surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
Cheryl was born March 27 in Birmingham, AL. She is predeceased by her parents Howard L. Dortch Sr. and Marguerite Dortch of Laurel, MD and her brother Douglas Dortch of Birmingham AL. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Dr. Stephen C. Potter CDR, USN (Ret.) three children, David Potter (Jodie), Doug Potter (Robyn), Penelope Reynolds (Allan). Three grandchildren, Cheryl Elizabeth Potter, Luke Leaston Lyle, and Shelby Ann Lyle. Cheryl’s two brothers Howard L. Dortch Jr. (Connie) and Alan L. Dortch (Karin) and numerous additional loving family members and friends.
Cheryl loved her home and enjoyed decorating and furnishing her home beautifully to welcome friends and family. She was a devoted Navy wife making friends and memories in many coastal cities on the U.S. East coast and five years in Kailua, Hawaii. She worked with her husband Steve in his dental practices in Madison, TN and Yulee, FL.
Cheryl was a lifelong Christian and loved the Lord. She loved spending time with Steve and their dog Shelby at their home. Cheryl cherished the outdoors, spending time on the water and taking care of the numerous plants and gardens around her home. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and adored taking trips and spending time with her family.
Cheryl’s family would like to thank the staff of The Lakeside of Amelia Island that took care of her and was very kind and loving to Cheryl and her family. They would also like to thank Community Hospice for their dedication and care for Cheryl.
A visitation will be held on Thursday February 8, 2024, from 5 to 7 P.M. at Oxley Heard Funeral Home.


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