Mrs. Marlene C. Cheek, passed away on March 9, 2015, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. She had resided in Stone Mountain, Georgia for many years but was a resident of the Meadowbrook Nursing Home for the past 14 years. She was a member of the Pinelake Baptist Church and was a past Matron of Juanita Chapter, Puerto Rico, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Cheek held memberships in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Stone Mountain Shrinettes. She was previously employed by the Avon Company where she received top awards for sales. She went on to work for Shepherd Realty, Norfolk, Virginia, and the United States Postal Service. She is preceded in death by her husband (Harold), sons, (Manson), (Richard) and (Christopher). She is survived by one son, Jeffrey B. Cheek (Mona), Orange Beach, Alabama; grandsons, Andrew and Brian Cheek of the Atlanta, Georgia, area; granddaughters, Christine Thunberg of San Diego, California and Shannon Smith of Seattle, Washington and two great granddaughters, Jenna and Aubrey of San Diego, California. She also is survived by two sisters, Ailene Drewry of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Emma Sue Howick of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Viewing and receiving to be held at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Georgia, from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Funeral Service to be held at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Georgia, at 11am, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Graveside service to be held at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery, US 41 North, Marietta, Georgia, at 3pm, March 12, 2015.

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  1. Jeffery,
    It was so sad to hear about the loss of your sweet mom. You called Sandra and Mack and she passed the news to my mom ( Betty Garrison Strickland). You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  2. Praying for the family today. It will be an honor to officiate the funeral tomorrow. Aunt Myrlene was very special to me. She took me to Truett McConnell College and worked tirelessly to get me accepted there. She was someone that I was glad that fought for me. Sweet memories!

  3. Jeffrey,
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m your cousin, but you probably don’t remember me. Myrlene was my father, Olin Bonner’s, first cousin. I was always closest to your brother, Mack, because we were close to the same age and spent lots of time in Atlanta with Aunt Myrt and Uncle Olin. I wish I could have visited Myrlene before she passed away. Love to you and your family– Stephanie Bonner Rasmussen, Knoxville, TN

  4. Jeffrey,
    I am thinking of you and your family, and am saddened by Myrlene’s death. I’m your cousin, but you probably don’t remember me. Myrlene was my father, Olin Bonner’s, first cousin. I also loved your brother, Mack, dearly and spent alot of time with him in Atlanta with Aunt Myrt and Uncle Olin. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers– Stephanie Bonner Rasmussen, Knoxville, TN

  5. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I hope the words found in the bible at Isaiah 25:8 brings comfort. God promises to “swallow up death forever”. No more will we have to suffer heartache for God says he will “wipe away the tears from all faces”. Such a joyous time it will be; reunited with our dead loved ones!

  6. Dear Family,
    I was so sad when I received the phone call from Stephanie late Wednesday night. Myrlene and Harold were so supportive when I was growing up. We extend our deepest sympathy to you, Jeffery, to your children, and to all the family. You, Richard and Mack are childhood memories that I will never be forgotten. Your mother was an inspirational, humorous, and fun person. We always loved to visit your family when we were at Aunt Myrtle and Uncle Olin’s house. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Myrlene is rejoicing in Heaven with Harold, Mack, and Richard.

  7. Jeff, sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Myrlene and Bill (Harold) from the old days with the Stone
    Mountain Shrine Club.

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