of Lexa, AR
September 5, 1947 - April 10, 2021
Jay Lynn Cheek, age 73, of Barton, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jay was born September 5, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and served our country in the U.S. Navy. Jay loved to write and tell stories, doing crafts, feeding and watching his birds and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.He is survived by his son, Mike Cheek (Jenni) of Harrisburg; daughter, Meredith Miller (Brett) of Wynne; step son, Todd Phipps of Benton; eleven grandchildren, Blake, Nicole, Micah, Katelynn, Alek, Chevy, Garrett, Zoe, Autumn, Angel and Dallas and ten great-grandchildren; five sisters, Anita Dennis of West Helena, Cely Kerst (Paul) of Conway, Donna Anderson of California, Jackye Wilder (Joe) of Conway and Jo James of Lexa; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; a very good friend, Dana Crabtree; and good neighbor, Molly JohnstonJay was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Jodie Cheek; his mother, Graple Heathcock; stepfather, Verlon Heathcock; daughter, Monica Lynn Cheek; granddaughter, Presley Phipps; and two sisters, Trudy and Dorothy.A service for Jay Cheek will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour before the service, also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Brother Fred Garrison will officiate.Pallbearers are Blake Johnston, Blake Cheek, Cory Leslie, Ivan Crabtree, Garrett Fore and Alek Fore. Honorary pallbearers are Tanner Forrester, Randon Bolden and David ElenburgServices will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home is observing guidelines regarding COVID-19. We ask that all attendees please observe social distancing. When indoors or when social distancing cannot be observed, please wear a mask.
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I am so glad I got to know Mr. Jay! He was such a sweet man. Always had a story to tell and such a positive attitude!❤
Todd & Family,I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve only heard the stories, but based on those I know Jay was a great man & will be deeply missed. You have my deepest condolences.
It was always a joy visiting with Mr. Jay and listening to some of his stories. We loved him and he will be missed by many friends and family.
Sorry to hear on Jays passing. Dennis and myself thought of him and loved him. He was good to me in the passing of Dennis in December. Thank you Jay for the calls in getting through Dennis passing. Loved Jay and Jodie and the visits we had with them. He loved his family. Love and peace to the family.Love Betty Bryant
Sonny and I will miss you we were shocked to of you passing was sad you will be missed praying for your family
I am saddened by the passing of Jay. I have known the family for a very long time and always considered them very good friends. My condolences to all the family.
Jo, I was so sorry to read about Jay’s passing. Losing a brother is really hard. Prayers for you family.
One of the kindest people I was blessed to know. I will remember his southern drawl and his contagious laugh.
Sending love and our deepest condolences. He was a wonderful man. So full of light and joy. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Was a sad day that I heard Jay had passed away. I have know Jay and Jodie for many years and loved them both dearly. Jay was a great fella, never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. He was a poet and a philosopher, a historian and a friend to all he met...….I will miss you Jay. I can't imagine the welcome you got from your old neighbors the Johnstons and your sweet Jodie. Rest well Jay....your time on this old earth is over......fly high sweet man.
Jay was a great partner to work with and a great friend. So sorry for y’all loss sending prayers
I'm so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for comfort .
You walked a long road with perseverance and a sense of humor that carried over to each person you came in contact with. You will be greatly missed.
Praying for you and the family sorry for your loss, you have my deepest condolence
Mike and Meredith I am so sorry. Big hugs and prayers
I’ve always loved you so much Uncle Jay!! I will always cherish my childhood memories of riding on your back, bouncing me on your knee, fishing & going out to shoot guns. You were one of a kind ♥️
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your great loss. The world lost a good man, Father and Papa. Praying for all of you.
Condolences on your loss. Jay was a good man. Prayers for the family.
I love you very much and will miss you!
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for you all.
Jo, Anita and family,I'm so sorry to hear of Jay passing, he was a kind man and loved his family.Thoughts and prayers all with you all, during this time of sorrow.God Bless you all,Stephanie
Dear Family, Sorry to hear about Jay. I will miss his posts on Facebook. I enjoyed his posts and pictures so much.
So sorry for the loss of y'alls love one