Jessie Weaver Cheek

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Jessie Weaver Cheek, 98, was born in Humnoke, Ark., on May 17, 1916 to Luther and Dixie Weaver. She passed away on Aug. 30, 2014 following a brief illness. She was a Methodist. Jessie worked on the cotton farm in Lonoke County with her husband for many years before going to work in 1957 at Stuttgart Memorial Hospital where she remained for 32 years working as a nurse's aide and later as head of the housekeeping dept. Following her retirement from the hospital, she worked many more years in various places including Grand Avenue United Methodist Church before completely retiring at age 82. Following retirement, she served on the Stuttgart Hospital Auxiliary, remained active in her Church, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Roxie Flannery and Ruby Clifford; four brothers Elmer Weaver, Neal Weaver, Bill Weaver, and O.C. Weaver; her husband, Jimmy Cheek; a son, Johnny Cheek; a son-in-law, Gary Boyles; and a grandson, Chris Howell. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Scales (Sam) of Stuttgart, and Jimmie Boyles of Lonoke; and one son, Bill Cheek (Sherry) of DeWitt. She is also survived by one brother, Paul Weaver of Little Rock; and a sister, Lois Lorince of Stuttgart; along with nine grandchildren, Eddie Cheek (Teri) of Carlisle, Allen Cheek (Staci) of Stuttgart, Phyllis Newton (Rick) of Stuttgart, Kim Sullivan (Tommy) of Humnoke, Jim Howell (Amy) of Jonesboro, Tammy Rowe of Little Rock, Matt Boyles (Janette) of Lonoke, Shelly Hambrick (Jeff) of Beebe, and Leslie Lamb (Carl) of DeWitt; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Stuttgart with visitation after the service. A private burial was held at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Stuttgart, the United Methodist Church of Humnoke, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.

Published September 7, 2014

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