Bernice Ellen Cheeks
Bernice Ellen Alexander Cheeks, 78, passed away on Saturday evening, May 19, 2018, at the Lee County Care and Rehab Center in Beattyville. She was born in Madison County on May 28, 1939 to the late Jesse and Fairy Alexander.
She was a Private Duty Nurse and enjoyed spending time in the garden. Ms. Cheeks was a very strong woman who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She attended the Richmond House of Prayer.
Survivors include: three sons, Jerry Cheeks (Connie), Gary Cheeks (Tina) and Terry Cheeks (Patty); three daughters, Peggy Jones, Patsy Davis (Charles) and Penny Cheeks (Darrin); 19 grandchildren, Ellen Kuehne, Terra Durbin, Jonna Mize, Terry Joe Cheeks, Dustin Eldridge, Cody Turner, Hannah Thomas, Dakota Garrett, Thomas Cheeks, Kirsten Cheeks, Daniel Cheeks, Brandi Cheeks, Blake Davis, Reina Davis, Rachel Davis, Brian VanWinkle, Kevin VanWinkle, Jessica Cheeks, Casey Cheeks; 22 great-grandchildren, Dylan Eldridge, Kenzie Eldridge, Nicholas Eldridge, Chloe Turner, Ivy Kuehne, Matthew VanWinkle, Rachel VanWinkle, Luke VanWinkle, Jackson VanWinkle, Kaylee Durbin, Kinzlee Drew, Jackson Cheeks, Hunter Cheeks, Zoey Huerta, Hailey Huerta, Trinity Huerta, Tristan Smallwood, Destiny Platt, Jaylinn Cheeks, Katie Cheeks, Kellie Cheeks, Emily Burns; three brothers, Johnny Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Lloyd “Jr” Alexander; four sisters, Linda Moberly, Katie Rollins, Lydia Baker and Emma Anglin; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by: two grandchildren, Nicholas Cheeks and Daniel Davis; two great-grandchildren, Emma Eldridge and Nicholas Kuehne; one brother, JT Alexander; and two sisters, Joyce Farthing and Peggy Blundell.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Richmond House of Prayer, 330 Mule Shed Lane., with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00PM (Noon), Thursday, at the church. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be: Blake Davis, Dakota Garrett, Cody Turner, Dustin Eldridge, Terry Joe Cheeks and Thomas Cheeks. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Daniel Cheeks, Casey Cheeks, Brian VanWinkle and Kevin VanWinkle.