Beverly S. Cheek

  • Born: July 7, 1930
  • Died: September 19, 2021
  • Location: Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beverly S. Cheek passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 91. She was born on Monday, July 7, 1930 in the 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Barbara Bauer Schenck and the late George Schenck, Sr. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Beverly married Lee Roy Cheek, Jr. on May 17, 1952, and bought a house in Gentilly Woods, where her two sons, Lee and Mark, were born. After 18 years, Beverly and her family moved to Chalmette into a home that she and Roy built themselves where she was a homemaker. It was there that she joined Prince of Peace Church when it was formed in 1971. Beverly was a Minister of the Eucharist and Reader for 23 years and in 2005 received the St. Louis award. After Roy's death, she went back to school at 56 years old and obtained her degree as a medical assistant. She worked for Dr. Francisco Soler for 8 years taking care of many his patients. After Hurricane Katrina, Beverly moved to Hammond and lived there for about 18 months before moving into a garden home in Ponchatoula, where she formed many wonderful friendships. From Pokeno on Friday evenings, bingo on Wednesdays, field trips with the AARP or lunch dates with friends, she had a busy social calendar, just the way she liked it. She always found time for her family first and one of her greatest blessings was her grandson Andrew. Beverly was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. To quote many, she was the kindest, sweetest, most sincere person to know. To know her, was to love her!

Beverly is survived by her sons, Lee Roy Cheek III (Becky), Mark A. Cheek (Margie); grandchildren, Andrew Cheek, Josh Krol, Adam Dickelman, and Ryan Dickelman; and niece, Nancy Schenck.

In addition to her parents, Beverly is also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Cheek, Jr.; and her brother, George Schenck, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, beginning at 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM. Immediately following the visitation, a funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 at 11:00 AM.

After mass interment will follow in Mandeville Cemetery, Mandeville, Louisiana.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear or aunt Beverly passing. I remember her as being a very sweet lady from my childhood. Uncle Roy's wife.

Posted by Bobby Wagnon - DesAllemands, LA - Family   September 24, 2021

So sorry to hear or aunt Beverly passing. I remember her as being a very sweet lady from my childhood. Uncle Roy's wife.

Posted by Bobby Wagnon - DesAllemands, LA - Family   September 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have a lot of childhood memories of holiday dinners spent together. Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve were at my parents home & Easter was always at uncle Roy & aunt Beverly's home. We lost touch after the death of my father nearly 30years ago but happily were reconnected a few years ago. We enjoyed some lunch dates with another old friend of the family. I tried, unsuccessfully, to reach her by phone since the pandemic hoping to have another lunch date when able. She was very vibrant & seemed to enjoy her life to the fullest. I know she'll be greatly missed by all.

Posted by Linda Wagnon Leindecker - Denham Springs, LA - Family   September 23, 2021

Beverly,I am going to miss you terribly. We have been freinds since Katrina and enjoyed every minute I spent with you. We traveled many roads together and loved the times we spent together. Our trips,card games,lunches were great. I know you have been suffering but no more. God has a great person with Him now. May you RIP. Love You. Audrey

Posted by Audrey Dupree - ponchatoula, LA - Friend   September 22, 2021

Heaven gained an angel.

Posted by Colleen Egler - Baton Rouge, LA - Family Friend   September 21, 2021

Mark, we are keeping you and your Family in our prayers! Sincerely, The Glapion Family

Posted by Roy Glapion - Gretna, LA - Friend   September 21, 2021