Malissa Cheek, of Smyrna, Delaware, the daughter of Susie V. Williams and the late William H. Williams (8/5/06), was born in Warren County, North Carolina, on Thursday, July 27, 1944, and was called home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Malissa moved to Delaware in July of 2010, to live out her retirement from Manufacture Hanover Bank. She built her dream home in April 2011.
Malissa married the love of her life, Eugene, from Nashville, North Carolina, on October 2, 1961. The couple was married for 46 years. Eugene preceded her in death on October 8, 2007.
From that union, four children:
Dwight E. Cheek (Denise) of Smyrna, Delaware
Kenneth E. Cheek of the Bronx, New York
Tammy S. Cheek of Brooklyn, New York
Cleatress L. Cheek-Brown (Frank) of Queens, New York
Carlita V. Cheek (1/2/18) of Newberry, South Carolina
Tenelle B. Sanchez of Queens, New York
Travis Cheek of Clementon, New Jersey
Eliakim Brown of Queens, New York
Hunter V. Rice-Cheek of Newberry, South Carolina
Aaasan G. Travis Cheek of Clementon, New Jersey
Julius “Pete” Williams (11/5/16) Baltimore, Maryland
Muzelle Williams-Chapman (Willie) Sumter, South Carolina
Ozelle Howell (Edward 6/22/20) Woodlawn, Maryland
Myrtis Singletary (Jerome) of Brooklyn, New York
Norman Williams of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Malinda Williams of Louisburg, North Carolina
James Williams (Belinda) of Raleigh, North Carolina
Joyce Wilder (Lester) of Franklinton, North Carolina
Marie Andrews (Ervin) of Sterling, Virginia
Margaret Williams of Brooklyn, New York
four sisters-in law; five brothers-in-law (Virginia, North Carolina and Atlanta); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones are left to cherish Malissa’s memories.
Melissa was a faithful member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware.