Cheryl Leonhardt Bain
Mrs. Raymond Bain fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheryl spent the last 39 years in Augusta/Harlem, Georgia.
Mrs. Bain taught 17 years in the Richmond County School system from 2000-2017. Mrs. Bain was assistant to the Director of Hospital Admissions at the Medical College of Georgia from 1987-1990. She then went on to serve the next 5 years as the church secretary at Prince of Peace Church, where she attended with her family from 1985 until her death.
In 1997 Cheryl returned to Augusta University and finished her degree in Criminal Justice, her first career love. Around 2000 Cheryl realized that her final love was teaching and graduated in 2004 with a teaching degree.
After a series of health problems, Cheryl retired from Hephzibah Elementary School in Richmond County in September of 2017. After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Cheryl was called home on Sunday morning, October 18, 2020.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3703 River Watch Parkway, Martinez, Georgia 30907.
Cheryl is survived by her husband of 44 years Raymond; her daughters Shanda Bain LaPointe (Jeff) and Rebecca Bain; two grandsons Gabriel LaPointe and Noah Bain; two brothers John Leonhardt of Lincoln, Nebraska and Don Leonhardt (Angela) of San Antonio, Texas; two nieces and a nephew; and several great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11 0’clock in the morning at Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Lunch will be served by the women in the church immediately following the service.
Cheryl taught women’s adult Bible study with another church member for six years. The two women also did a program called “Advent by Candlelight” the last six years of her life. The program focused on an advent theme that brought women attending closer to the story and meaning of Christ’s life. The last year of her life she and her daughters led an Easter program with a Bible lesson and egg hunt at her church. Cheryl’s life was devoted to teaching people.
Cheryl was devoted to her Lord Jesus Christ. When asked by a friend what are the last three sentences she would say if she had to jump out of a burning building, Cheryl said, “Love Jesus. Love Jesus. Love Jesus.”Print Obituary & Condolences