Montez was the oldest of twelve children born to John and Lucile Paige Cheatham on January 16, 1938 in Butler County Alabama. After leaving Butler County, she settled in Calera, Alabama and married Otis Herndon and together they raised five sons. She was a dedicated employee of Alabaster Industries for over 25 years. Funeral Service will be Saturday (2oth) at her beloved New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Calera with Pastor Michael Jones officiating and interment in Shelby Memory Gardens Calera. Her loving survivors are: devoted sons; Kyle, Ken (Linda), Derek (Anita), Mark (Diane), Jermain (Tonya) and Obie, brothers and sisters; Willie (Mary), Arthur (Maggie), John, Nina (Roosevelt), Millie, and Zeny Mae, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Her remains will lie in repose on Friday from 1:00 until 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Westside Funeral Home Calera Directing.
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