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Ms. Sylvia Emmalene Cheeks (Mother)

The Cheeks, Bettie, George, Henri and Anderson families announce with profound regrets the death of their mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin, Ms. Sylvia Emmalene Cheeks on October 23rd, 2011 while spending some family time in New Jersey, USA.

Mother Dear, Big Mama, Sylvie or G.I. Moko as she was affectionately called by her loved ones, leaves to cherish her life her six (6) children and in-laws, eight (8) grandchildren, as well as two (2) great grandchildren. Her parents General Charles G. Cheeks and Mrs. Lucy Bettie Cheeks predeceased her.

Ms. Cheeks was one of the founders of the Ministry of Labor Youth & Sports, Executive Director of the Group of 77, and one of 10 Liberians (2 females) selected to travel to and be trained in Israel. Ms. Cheeks traveled to several countries in the world and represented her country appropriately.

FUNERAL SERVICES – STATE OF MARYLAND (A single funeral service).

WAKE KEEPING
Friday, November 11, 2009 7PM – 10:00PM
Grace Baptist Church
7210 Race Track Rd
Bowie MD 20715

FINERAL SERVICE
Saturday, November 12, 2011 9AM – 12:30PM
Grace Baptist Church
7210 Race Track Rd
Bowie, MD 20715

Interment & Repast information will be announced at the church.

CONTACTS:
Joan George: 240-200-6751
Sylvia Wonasue: 240-468-8849
Melvina Cheeks: 443-722-1254

Please Note:
KINDLY EMAIL YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER TO younggirl.cheeks653@gmail.com (Emma Cheeks)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A TRIBUTE AT THE WAKE.

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Comfort Inn Conference Center
4500 Crain Hwy
Bowies, MD 20716
301-805-5563
Group Account: 686102 (Sylvia Cheeks)

Hampton Inn
15202 Major Lansdale Blvd
Bowie, MD 20716
301-809-1800
Group Acct: Sylvia Cheeks

Marriot Courtyard
TownPlace Suites Bowie Town Center
3700 Town Center Blvd
Bowie, MD 20716
301-262-8045
Group Acct: Cheeks Funeral

 

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