Phyllis Tharpe Cheek went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Phyllis was born July 19, 1923, to Pansy Byrd and John K. Tharpe in Wilkes County.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph, Robert and J.K., and her sisters, Maxine, Mary Jane and Nell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Glenda Gregory (W.C.), Martin Cheek (Jane), Annis Whittington, Marie Blackburn (Earl) and Nancy Bryant (Don); her grandchildren, Jana Singleton, Marty Cheek, Ann Marie Reynolds, Denise Cleary, Micheal Porter, Kelly Byerly, Jessica Gilley, John Blackburn, Wesley Cheek and Trey Bryant; and her step-grandchildren, Bridgette Martin, Donnie Bryant, April Whittington and Brian Whittinton. She also loved her 48 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and her special in-laws, Leo Cheek (Arlene), Olean Tharpe and Walsie Tharpe.

There will be a celebration of Phyllis’ life to be announced later.

Donations may be made in Phyllis’ name to the Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 594 Austin-Little Mountain Road, Ronda, N.C. 28670.

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