Billy Lester Cheek,79 , passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. 


Lester was a  graduate of Elise High School. He worked in textiles and as a tractor mechanic, but his love was farming, which he did all his life.  Lester believed in and enjoyed working; caring for livestock and the land. Lester was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great grandfather. He liked to spend time with all his family. Lester was a son of the late William Eli and Emma Garner Cheek and was preceded in death by granddaughter Kylie Cheek.. 


Lester is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Clariece; son: Kevin Cheek and wife Kristy; granddaughter: Kaci Jones and husband Avery; sisters: Janice Dowdy, Barbara Diane Needham; many nieces, nephews and friends.  


Graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, with  Dr. Neal Jackson officiating. The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home from 8:00 AM until noon, Saturday, January 16, 2021.  


In lieu of flowers  memorials may be made to: Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 8454 Howards Mill Road, Bennett, NC 27208.


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the  Cheek Family


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  1. Kevin, kristy,clarice,Clarice, family,so sorry to hear this he was a very kind man. Always remember him an Clarice picking up kaci at school when I was picking up sarah. My prayers are with you all!!

  2. Kevin and family,
    We are sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a great person . Eddie and I thought a lot of him. You all will be in our prayers now and the days to follow .
    With our deepest sympathy and prayers.

  3. Mrs. Cheek, Tony and family,
    We are grieved for you in the loss of Mr. Cheek. He was always kind and humble in his dealings with people. He will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms now in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

  4. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, Love and Prayers for Clarice,Kevin, Kristy and Kaci. “As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live within our hearts.” May God hold each of you especially close through this time. Matthew 5:4

  5. Lester and I were in the same graduating Class of 1960 from Elise High School. He was always such a nice fellow. My sincere sympathy to Clariece and family. May God’s peace and comfort be upon you!

  6. So saddened to hear about your dear loss. Holding y’all close to our hearts & in our prayers. Davey has made mention of Lester & Clarice often and think so much of them both. Praying God will wrap His loving arms around y’all in a very special way. It breaks our heart to know & feel your loss & sadness. We love y’all much.❤

  7. We were so sorry to hear of
    Lester’s death. We are praying for the family & remembering
    Our special time with him and over the years.
    May God bless you during this time.

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