Olly Aretha Cheeks peacefully passed on to glory surrounded by Love in Brooklyn, New
York on Sunday, May 19th. 2019. She was born on Wednesday, October 29th,1941 in
Kakata Liberia, West Africa to both the late General Charles Cheeks and Lucy Bettie-
Olly was one of 16 children; however, she and her twin sister Dolly were inseparable
from birth. Olly was hilarious but is more widely known for her welcoming nature. She
opened her heart and home to her children, nieces, nephews and whomever needed
help. No matter how small her space was, you were welcomed! Olly even gained the
hearts of her community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where she and her sister Dolly were
affectionately known by the local Firehouse, Neighbors and Bodegas as “The Twins.”
Olly was a very special person and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her Siblings: Dolly, her twin sister and Jonathan (Joe), her younger
brother. Her Children: Neptina, Ngozi(Nicole) and Nicholas. Her Grandchildren: Natalie
(Erica), Howard, Christina, Isabella, Avery and Elissa.
Her nieces & nephews: Olivia, Martin, Alfonso, Miyesha, Demetrius, DeRavious,
Eugene, Othello, Vivian, Joyce Cheeks, Evangeline (Chinco), Renee (Yassa),
Josephine (morchie girl), Sylvia (wewe), Joseph (Jt), Adella & Joyce, Gladys (Aheba),
Tasha, Teddy and a host of extended family from coast to coast.
Family, friends and those whose lives Olly touched are invited to the Frank J. Barone
Funeral Home, 4502 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203 on Friday, June 7th., 2019.
Viewing will be 3pm to 5pm and Service will be 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 7th., 2019.
Proceeding immediately after the service will be the repast at Tropical Reflections,4501
Glenwood Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11203 from 7pm to 11pm.
On Saturday, June 8th. 2019, We will be lined up and leaving the Frank J. Barone
Funeral Home promptly at 10am to Rosedale Rosehill Cemetery in East Linden, N.J.