Mary White Cheek, age 99, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2015 at Croasdaile Retirement Community.
She was born in Chatham County to Lydia Tysor and Robert L. White November 4, 1916. Mary moved to Chapel Hill with her mother at the age of 5 after the death of her father. She was educated in the Chapel Hill schools and attended Women’s College in Greensboro. She was married in 1942 to the late Kenneth R. Cheek. Mary was a resident of Chapel Hill until she moved to Croasdaile Retirement Community thirteen years ago. An avid gardener and knitter, she was known for her roses and she continued to create beautiful afghans well into her nineties.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Kenneth R. Cheek; sisters, Frances Crook and Annabelle Lewis; brother, Sheldon White and granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Freeman Arnaud.
She is survived by daughter Lydia C. Freeman (Larry); sons, Kenneth R. Cheek, Jr. (Charlotte) and Joel M. Cheek (Kathy); grandchildren Kimberly C. Edmonds, Michelle F. Castro, Christopher M. Cheek, Amy C. Riley and Meredith C. Castevens and 15 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Few Chapel in Croasdaile Village with Rev. Denise Waters officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com