Cheryl Anthon Brothers of Hammond died August 22, 2022, at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond, LA after a short battle with cancer. She was 70 years old.
Services for Mrs. Brothers will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at First Christian Church in Hammond, with visitation from 9:00 - 11:00 am and a memorial service beginning at 11:00 am. A graveside service will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. All arrangements are under the direction of McKneely Funeral Home Hammond, LA.
Mrs. Brothers was born on May 30, 1952, in Hammond, LA to George Anthon Sr. and Ann Bauerle Anthon. She graduated from Hammond High in 1970 and studied music at Southeastern Louisiana University earning an undergraduate degree in music education and a graduate degree in piano performance. As a lifelong musician, she spent most of her career teaching piano lessons, playing the organ and serving as music director for several churches. Mrs. Brothers was the organist at First Christian Church of Hammond for 55 years, starting when she was only 15 years old. She also played the organ at Holy Ghost Church in Hammond and St. Margaret Queen of Scotland in Albany for 48 and 32 years respectively.
In her tenure as an organist, Cheryl accompanied peopleâs significant life moments, playing for generations of baptisms, first communions, confirmations, graduations, weddings, and funerals. Through her work as an educator and music director, teaching and nurturing young music students and church musicians, she built the foundation for her legacy to continue to serve and bless the community. Â
Mrs. Brothers was a lifelong member and elder of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hammond. She was the president of the Tangi Food Pantry, a member of the American Guild of Organists and Delta Omicron Music Fraternity and had been very active in the Tangipahoa Hearing Dog Program.
Mrs. Brothers is preceded in death by her father, George Anthon Sr., her mother, Ann Bauerle Anthon, and her husband, James Ronald Brothers. She is survived by her brothers: Robert Anthon (Tammy), George Anthon Jr. (Gina), and Terrell Anthon (Lisa); her nieces and nephews: Ryan Anthon, Kristy Anthon Hall, Aaron Anthon, Stephen Anthon, Laura Anthon, Jacob Anthon, David Anthon, Lane Anthon, and Trace Anthon; and her great nieces and nephew: Rainer Anthon, Riley Hall, Elle Hall, Josephine Hall, and Olive Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Cheryl Anthon Brothers may be made to First Christian Church Music Ministries (305 E. Charles St., Hammond Â 70401), Tangi Food Pantry, Restoration House, Ginger Ford Fuller Center for Housing or President Carterâs Water Well Program.