Obituary: Wilma J. (Hatfield) Cheek

August 19, 1945 – September 9, 2020

Wilma J. (Hatfield) Cheek, 75, of Bedford, passed away at 11:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her residence.

Born August 19, 1945 in Lee Co., VA, she was the daughter of John Hatfield and Elizabeth (Fleenor) Hobson. She married Rannel Cheek, Jr. on November 12, 1965 and he survives. She graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1964 and excelled in basketball. She was a homemaker for 55 years. She attended Stonegate Faith Center and Park Place Church of God.

She was a partner of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and enjoyed listening to Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Hagin, Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Copeland, T.L. Osborne and many others. She loved her western shows. She and her husband were church camp directors, Sunday School Teachers and taught many Bible Studies. Wilma was a mighty woman of God who loved God and her family with her whole heart.  She had a beautiful singing voice and loved to use that voice to sing praises to the Lord.  

She was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in 1978 and began chemotherapy treatments.  She got a hold of The Word of God and began
to believe Him for her total healing and complete wholeness and decided that she wasn’t going to continue with the chemotherapy treatments any longer.

God miraculously healed her and made her whole with no sign of the cancer to ever return.  She shared her testimony of God’s healing to anyone who would listen and witnessed to countless others by blessing them with a daily devotional book called, “From Faith To Faith”.   Her reward in Heaven is sure to be great because she was truly a covenant woman.

Survivors include her husband, Rannel, of Bedford; two daughters, Rhonda
Cheek-Hawkins and husband, Richard, of Avoca, Tammy Cheek-Sanders, o
Bedford; five grandchildren, Jerrod Cheek, Brandon Hawkins, Ryan Hawkins and fiancé, Morgan Bradford, Olivia Sanders-Hudson and husband, Eric, and Abigail Sanders, all of Bedford; a sister, Helen Fleetwood, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, Miss Kitty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Orville, Hansel and Kenneth Hatfield; one sister, Pauline King.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th at Stonegate Faith Center with Pastors Martie and Jan Spaulding and Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14th and 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at Stonegate Faith Center.

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