February 4, 1932 ~ June 25, 2022

Maye Willett Cheek, 90, of Siler City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Mrs. Cheek was born in Chatham County on February 4, 1932, the daughter of James Robert and Rosa Brewer Willett.

Maye was a faithful member at Edward Hill Friend’s Meeting where she held many titles. She sang in the Church Choir, taught the Kindergarten Sunday School Class, and attended the Edward Hill Friends Meeting Youth Group. In addition, she also was the church reporter, helping with finances and the cemetery committee. Prior to meeting her husband, she worked for Kellwood Company, and also at the Fabric Center. Maye made her and her family’s clothing, she was an excellent seamstress. She loved cooking for the family, baking and sewing. Maye had an amazing rose garden, and enjoyed vegetable gardening out at Howard and Faye Brooks’ home. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, twin, Faye Brooks, Alene Perkins and Estelle Swaim; and brothers, Howard and Coy Willett.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Edward Hill Friends Meeting, 92 Ed Leonard Rd., Siler City, with Josh Conrad officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Charles J. Cheek; daughter, Phyllis Cheek Kondor and husband Paul of Cary; and grandchildren Wendy and Robin Krieg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Group at Edward Hill Friends Meeting, 92 Ed Leonard Rd., Siler City, NC 27344.

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