Peggy Ruth Phillips Cheatwood

January 8, 1951 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Peggy Ruth Phillips Cheatwood Obituary

          Funeral services for Peggy Ruth (Phillips) Cheatwood, 72, of Jasper, will be held Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin. Interment will follow at Chireno Upper Cemetery in Chireno.

          Ms. Cheatwood was born on January 8, 1951, in Wells, Texas, to the late James Frank Phillips  and Georgie Fitzgerald, and died Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in Houston.

          Peggy loved music, and thoroughly enjoyed camping and fishing.  She dearly loved taking care of her family and opened her home to her children’s friends.  Family get togethers were particularly important and joyous events for her, and she never missed an opportunity to try and beat someone at 42. 

          She is survived by her husband, Arion Douglas Cheatwood; son, Douglas Cheatwood of Jasper, TX; son, James Cheatwood of Newton, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Heidi Cheatwood of St Amant, La.; daughter, Angela Lee of Jasper, TX; grandchildren, Kaleb Cheatwood, Austin Cheatwood, Emily Cheatwood and her fiance Reece, Jacob Cheatwood, Cooper Cheatwood, Payton Cheatwood, Olivia Baylor Kemp, Benjamin Lee and his wife Emily, Jonathan Lee and his wife Taylor, and Emma Grace Lee; great-grandchildren Nova Lee, Abram Cheatwood, and Kashton Lee; sisters, Merline Lott, Judy Veal, and Sherry Gayle Phillips; brothers, Jimmy Phillips and Johnny Phillips.

          She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Linda Faye Nobles.

          Pallbearers will be Kaleb Cheatwood, Austin Cheatwood, Jacob Cheatwood, Cooper Cheatwood, Jonathan Lee, and Cody Walters.

          Honorary pallbearers will be Benjamin Lee.

          Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Shafer Funeral Home.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.

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December 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353

Funeral Service
December 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353

Interment following funeral service
December 10, 2023

Hill (Upper Chireno) Cemetery
135 Upper Cemetery Rd.
Chireno, TX 75937


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