Carolyn Dunlap Cheek, 80, our precious Mother and Mema would like to let you know that her work here is done.  She answered an anticipated call from above on Thursday, July 19, 2018 to go to her heavenly home for a grand reunion with family and friends.  Carolyn’s new home is filled with laughter and love. The food is delicious and the flowers are beautiful. Her back and legs are all better. She hopes you will trust the Lord, as she has done, and join her one day.

We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Carolyn.  She worked very hard all her life, up to the very end. She loved her family with all her heart.

Carolyn was a daughter of the late Buren and Lora Mae McNeill Dunlap and was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years,  Dalton Cheek ; son; Gary Dalton Cheek.

Carolyn is survived by daughters: Connie Burns and husband Victor, of Carthage, Cindy Monroe and husband Bryan, of Robbins; grandchildren: Jessica Burns, Lindsey Bufmeyer and husband Erik, John Scott and wife Haley, Ashton Monroe, Carly Monroe; great grandchildren: Dalton and Lacey; sisters: Janice Wright and husband Billy, Linda Brady and husband Larry, Wanda McNeill and husband James, brother: Randy Dunlap, many nieces, and nephews, who she loved very much..

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, July 21, 2018 at  Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, with the Reverend John Williamson officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM and at other times at the home. Burial will follow in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to: Acorn Ridge Baptist Church, 288 Acorn Ridge Road, Robbins, NC 27325 or Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 7912 Union Grove Church Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Cheek Family

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  1. Love and Prayers Cindy and Connie! We will miss your sweet hardworking mother – Lots of memories that we will always cherish! Love and Prayers, Dwayne, Sharon, Taylor, Macy and Jenna Lambert

  2. Our family is praying for your whole family during this difficult time. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort and healing.

  3. Connie and family,
    I was so sorry to learn this sad news. I know your hearts are broken, but just remember that she is celebrating in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Sending love, hugs, and prayers.
    Kathy W. Harris (Mark’s mom)

  4. Connie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Praying for you to have strength during this difficult transition. My thoughts will continue to be with you in the days ahead.
    Jayne Bibey McGill

  5. Connie, Cindy and families,-  please know that you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.-  I know the loss and sadness you ‘re feeling.-  May all the memories you have of your sweet Mother remain in your hearts forever and bring co

  6. Dear Connie and Cindy:-  Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God Bless you all. Mark-  and Libby Richardson

  7. In Loving Memory Of My Dear Sweet Sister!!!!! Carolyn You Will Be Missed More Than You Will Ever Know!!!! My Heart Is Broken!!!! Connie & Cindy & Family I Love You All Dearly!!!! Love, Aunt Wanda

  8. In Loving Memory Of My Dear Precious Sister!!!!! I Love You & I Am Going To Miss You So Much!!! Connie, Cindy & Families I Love You More Than You Know!!!! Love, Aunt Wanda!!

  9. A GARDEN PATH was sent on July 20, 2018

    May God wrap his arms around your family and give yall strength through this time, praying for you all.
    Love, The Sellers Family
    Meagan Keith jr. & little Keith

  10. Wanted to let you guys know how sorry I am for your loss. She was an awesome mom and grandma. She is singing with Jesus now. Thats the HOPE that our Lord ans savior gives us. I Love you guys.- 

  11. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the
    Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 – ‘The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away
    the tears from all faces.’-  Also

  12. So saddened to hear about your dear loss. Holding ya’ll close to my heart & in my prayers. Love ya’ll. – – 

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