Mrs. Emily Jean Boggs Cheeks, 85, wife of the late James Edward Cheeks, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021.
Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Willie DeVoe Boggs and the late Pauline Johnson Boggs, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Cheeks worked for the Robinson family for many years, she was a former cosmetologist, and a certified nurse's assistant. She was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and Fairfield United Methodist Church. She was an accomplished pianist at several churches.
Surviving, are sons, Edward Franklin Austin, Jr. of Anderson, James T. Cheeks of Central, Kirby Cheeks of Easley, Justin C. Cheeks of Easley, James Edward Cheeks, Jr. of Simpsonville, Henry R. Cheeks of Simpsonville, and Robert Cheeks of Kentucky; daughters, Judy L. Austin of Liberty and Vivian Elaine Durrah of Lyman; brothers, Spencer Anderson of Orangeburg, SC and Sammy Anderson of Newberry; sisters, Frankie Hailey of Liberty and Pearl Anderson of Liberty; twenty-two grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by sons, Anthony Cheeks, David Cheeks, and Alton Cheeks; a daughter, Althea Cheeks; sisters, Marian Anderson and Carrie Anderson; and brothers, Willie Boggs, Floyd Boggs, Calvin Boggs, Olin Anderson, Charles Anderson, and William Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Clemson United Methodist Church with Pastor Bernetha Orr officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in West View Cemetery in Liberty.
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