Deborah Cheek

Obituary of Deborah Diane Cheek

Deborah Diane Cheek, passed away November 5, 2022 in Forsyth County, due to health complications.

Deborah was born on June 10, 1961 in Rockwood, Tennessee to the late Hoyt Denson Cheek and Virginia Hanner Cheek. Shortly thereafter, Deborah moved with her parents and siblings to Forsyth County, NC where she made a life for herself after graduating from high school at East Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, NC. She eventually married and had two sons, James Brown and William Brown. As the years moved on, Deborah relocated to neighboring Kernersville, NC where she resided at the time of her death.

Deborah worked in the healthcare industry in various roles such as Patient Discharge Coordinator and Patient Service Representative at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. In her free time, Deborah displayed her passion for calligraphy, art, and drawing. She also had an affinity for architecture. For fun, Deborah always enjoyed a challenge - playing games with her family was part of her competitive nature, but the thrill of winning is what she most loved!

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, James Brown of Winston-Salem, NC and William Brown of Kernersville, NC; brothers, Hoyt D. Cheek and wife, Marvia, of Columbia, SC, Michael E. Cheek and wife, Dottie, of Myrtle Beach, SC; nieces, Tammy Magee and Jennifer Cheek, both of Columbia, SC; and great nephew, William D. Magee of Columbia, SC. Additionally, she leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.

A private memorial service will be determined and held at a later date.

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