Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

7990 President George Bush, Dallas, TX


Thelma Melton Cheaney

September 6, 1929October 20, 2019

Mrs. Thelma Cheaney

“To be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” ~ (II Corinthians 5:8)

The life of Mrs. Thelma Cheaney began on September 6, 1929 and she peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 20, 2019 in Plano, Texas

Thelma was born to parents S. Minix and Joanna Minix of Crowley, Louisiana. According to family members, she was great at playing basketball in her younger years and could dribble a ball like a professional. She matriculated through Acadia Parish School where3 she attended Crowley, Louisiana, living in Texas, Missouri, and finally settling in Denver, Colorado.

Thelma married her first husband, Louis Cook (deceased), and from this union two children were born, Kathleen Cook and Louis Cook Jr. After they divorced, she married Lynn Melton (deceased) and from this union three children were born, Ronald Melton, Donald Melton and Darlene Melton. After divorce, she met and married the lover of her life Raymond Cheaney.

Thelma spent many years working for Denver General Hospital in the Department of Health and Human Services where she retired as a Supervisor of Maintenance Management. Among her many accolades, she received an award from the Mayor of Denver for her outstanding service at Denver General Hospital. Thelma was her own person and did things her way. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking. She was an excellent cook and would often cook meals for family, co-workers and friends. She was best known for her storytelling and sense of humor. She was always full of jokes and funny comments and took great joy in teasing those she loved. She was a very generous person, but would not hesitate to tell you how she felt about you.

Thelma leaves her legacy to her two living sons, Louis Cook Jr. “Juggie” (Patricia) of Casa Grande, Arizona, Ronald Melton (Ormie) of Plano, Texas and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She joins in heaven her parents, Raymond Cheaney (husband) Kathleen Cook (daughter), Darlene Melton (daughter), Donald Melton (son), George Wilson (brother), Ben Wilson (brother), Lewis Wilson (brother), Mary “Beverly” Wilson (sister), Henrietta “Barkey” Wilson and Lou Wilson (sister).

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, located at 7990 George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, Texas, 75252.

A procession will go from Ted Dickey West Funeral Home to the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, where a graveside service will be held at 11:15 AM.

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 1, 2019


Thelma Melton Cheaney

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