Jean Cheatham New

July 24, 2016
Jean Cheatham New

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Jean Cheatham New, age 83, died after a brief illness on July 24, 2016.  She was a devoted member of Smith Memorial Baptist Church as well as the Women’s Missionary Union.  Mrs. New retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Company with more than 35 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Richard “Buddy”; parents W.W. and Frances Miles Cheatham; brothers Bobby, Marshall Wade and Roy Cheatham.  Survivors include son Steve New and wife Miriam; daughter, Trudy Waters and husband Michael; grandsons, Tyler and Zach New and Andy and David Waters; siblings, Susie Nuckles, Richard Cheatham, James Cheatham, Joyce Sayre, Lewis Cheatham, H.T. Cheatham, Ralph Cheatham and Peggy Moore in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services conducted by Pastor David Reid, will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Smith Memorial Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bucktrout Funeral Home, Tuesday from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.  The family wishes to thank Surgery Specialists and the ICU nurses of Sentara Williamsburg. In our mother’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Smith Memorial Baptist Church, ATTN:  Deacon Fund, 6515 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Arrangements by Bucktrout Funeral Home.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016
12:00 AM

Smith Memorial Baptist Church - Directions
Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA


Tuesday, July 26, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • July 25, 2016
    Jim Kerr says:
    I first met Jean in 1981 when I became pastor of Reedy Springs Baptist Church. She and I have been friends ever since. She was really good to me & I will miss her. I thank God for the blessing of knowing her.

  • July 25, 2016
    Jim Kerr says:
    (this may be a repeat). I first met Jean in 1981 when I became pastor of Reedy Springs Baptist Church. She and I have been friend ever since. I will miss her, and thank God for the blessing of knowing her.

  • July 26, 2016
    Debbie Floyd says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Jean was a very special person - always so friendly and nice.

  • July 26, 2016
    Lawrence & Eleanor Johnson says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • July 26, 2016
    Pat Wright says:
    I was so sorry to learn of the sudden death of Jean New. I cherish the many times we rode together to Peninsula Baptist Association WMU Leadership Team meetings. We both enjoyed talking about growing up in Southside VA. Jean was a dear, soft-spoken woman who never tired of serving others; she will be greatly missed.