Tommy Cheatham

June 2, 1940May 10, 2018

Thomas “Tommy” Odis Cheatham passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the age of 77. He was a native of Philadelphia, MS and a resident of Metairie, LA. Tommy is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Cheatham; his parents, Chessie Mae Watkins and Thomas M. Cheatham; and sister, Bettie Lou Watkins Cumberland. He is survived by his children, Terri Blake, Bonnie Blake (Larry), Bobby Blake, and John Blake; sister Billie Copeland (Jimmy); 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., from 5pm to 8pm on Monday, May 14, 2018. Services will be held at John E. Stephens Funeral Chapel in Philadelphia, MS on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11am. Interment will follow at Sandtown Church Cemetery. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Jeanne Jordano

May 12, 2018

Tommy, my dear friend, I will miss you every time I hear the music we both loved to hear. I am so sorry for your family and friends. We both so enjoyed sharing our favorite "Oldies" songs with each other on Facebook. You were such a sweet friend and a truly kind person. Good Bye for now and show them how to dance the Jamaica and really Rock & Roll in Heaven! Hugs my Buddy.

Dawn Hartsfield

May 11, 2018

Our sincerest condolences to the whole family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Dawn Hartsfield
Allycenn Elliott
Marie Dudley