Norma Jean Cheek
February 7, 1928 – December 21, 2018
Norma Jean Cheek, age 90, born in Byng, OK to John Herbert and Jewel Ester (Hobbs) Winters Feb. 7, 1928, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Dec. 21, 2018. Norma grew up in Byng and attended school there. She acquired a passion for basketball and this carried throughout her life. Her competitive nature and drive helped her earn a scholarship to Connors State College in Warner, OK where she met the love of her life, George A. Cheek Jr. whom she married in 1947. They ended up moving to Midwest City to start a new life after college. She attended Central State University and achieved her Master’s Degree in Education. She raised two boys; George and Mike, taught 1st grade and coached basketball for 36 years at Traub Elementary, was the tennis coach at Carl Albert High School for 10 years and an avid tennis player in her own right. She took a lot of pride in being a member of Sooner Baptist Church of Midwest City where she taught Sunday School since the Sixties. She was preceded in death by her husband George A Cheek Jr., son Dr. George A. Cheek III, and her brother Roy L. Winters. She is survived by her devoted dog Sammie, son Michael Cheek, sister Peggy Oakley, brother Kenneth Winters, grandchildren; Shanie Cain, Preston Cheek, Kelly Mills, Chris Cheek, Jordan Potter, Didre Park, Jamie Purkeypile and spouses. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Braden Cain, Gunner Cain, Ellie Cheek, Milo Cheek, Audre Mills, Kate Mills and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel, 8805 NE 23rd St., OKC, OK with burial to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City, OK.
- Preston Cheek, Active Pallbearer
- Chris Cheek, Active Pallbearer
- Jason Cain, Active Pallbearer
- Devon Tucker, Active Pallbearer
- Robert Goodner, Active Pallbearer
- Jay Pool, Active Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2018
Norma Jean Cheek
December 27, 2018
Mrs. Cheek was my first grade teacher at Traub Elementary. She was my favorite teacher at Traub. I continued visit her into my early 20s. She was always very kind and a great listener. She helped me get through some of most troubling years (teen years). She will be terrible missed. She has touched and shaped the lives of thousands of children over years.
December 26, 2018
Remember her when I went to sooner very loving lady will be missed
December 25, 2018
Norma was a wonderful person,teacher, coach, and friend. We spent many hours together playing tennis or watching Shanie, Gina, Misty, and Jamie play. She had such a great sense of humor and a great heart. I’ll always remember the good times we had together. Rest In Peace, Dear Friend.
Laura (Graves) Atterbury
December 25, 2018
She was my brother’s 1st grade teacher and my elementary basketball coach. She was always kind and encouraging and could be tough when she needed to!! You are blessed to have had her in your family and we were blessed to have her in our young lives! She will be missed!!!
December 24, 2018
Mrs. Cheek was my high school tennis coach and my biggest advocate. She was always so sweet and fiercely loyal to me. She would fight for me (at seeding meetings etc). She was always such a loving, kind and compassionate lady! She exemplified the fruits of the spirit that the Bible describes in the way she lived her life!
December 22, 2018
Remembering Norma as the beautiful Grandmother of Kelly Cheek Mills and Chris Cheek. Norma stayed active loving and enjoying both her grandchildren and great grandchildren up until the last few months.