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Doris Virginia Cheeks

December 3, 1937 — November 17, 2022


Doris Cheeks, 84 of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022.


Born on December 3, 1937, in Portsmouth, Virginia was a daughter of (the late) Lizzie Caroline Sessoms and Wilson Outlaw.


Doris enjoyed writing poetry as a youth, reading, and interior decorating. She also enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and for others. Doris was a very giving mother to her four children, grandchildren, great-grand children.  Her greatest joy was serving her God, Jehovah for 49 years. Helping others to learn more about him. She will be dearly missed.


Doris is preceded in death by Rubin Cheeks, Sr., Jacqueline Carrol Cheeks, Lizzie Caroline Sessoms.


Doris is survived by Rubin Cheeks, Jr.(son), Cheryl Smith (daughter), Geraldine Cheeks (daughter). Grandchildren:  Andrea Kappeli, Carolyn Velez, Rubin Cheeks III, Wayne Donavon Smith, Rosalyn Cheeks, Natalie Vaughn, Derrick Cheeks, Shontel Means, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephew, and cousins.


The family will receive friends on Friday, November 25, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation at 869 St James Ave Goose Creek, SC 29445. 


The service will be held Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness 829 St James Ave, Goose Creek SC 29445. The burial will be private at McAlister-Smith Crematory - Goose Creek.


Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Goose Creek, 869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843-553-1511).

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 25, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Goose Creek

869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 26, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

829 St. James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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