Interment at: Welch Family Cemetery
Obituary of Charlotte W. Taylor
Charlotte Welch Taylor, age 88, of the Painttown community went to her heavenly home on October 17,2018. She was born on November 10,1929 in Cherokee, North Carolina. She attended and graduated from Cherokee schools and Haskell Indian College in Lawrence, Kansas. She worked many jobs through the years. After graduating from Haskell, she worked in El Reno, Oklahoma as a dorm matron. Upon returning home, she sold crafts at Caldwell's, Unto These Hills ticket office, the Community Action Program (CAP), Home Extension, the Cherokee Hospital as a cook, and her favorite job was being the Community Health Representative Program Director. Charlotte was also a member of several organizations such as: NAIWA and Charter member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She served on the Health board for many years and was a life-long member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was the best Mother and Grandmother anyone could ever ask for.
She was preceded in death by her parents James G. Welch and Lottie Tramper Welch; Her loving husband of 65 years, Frank J. Taylor Sr.; brothers Irvin and Oscar Welch; sisters Regina Crowe, Amy Reid, Myrtle Youngbird and Mary Jane Taylor; and son Don Taylor.
She is survived by her Children Lois Dunston, Pete Taylor, Gayle Guilford (Don), Rod Taylor (Lana) and Lisa Taylor all of Cherokee. Grandchildren Marlana Taylor, Quiana Tiger (Dwayne Stamper), Alan Taylor, Vanessa Tiger (Michael Harlan), Erin Taylor, Sage Dunston, Josh Taylor and Cindi Guilford (Cy Young), Great-Grandchildren Kyndra, Kyleigh, Jake and Kamia Wiggins, Keiffer Taylor, Mica Tiger-Harlan, Zayden Crowe, Luke Stamper, Trigger Young, Kynleigh Taylor, Mikey Tiger-Harlan, Liza Young all of Cherokee. Also survived by a special nephew and niece Eddie Welch and Fran Walkingstick, and special son Buff Maney.
Funeral services will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on October 21, 2018 at 2pm with Pastors Bobby Watts, Keith Carson, and Bo Parris officiating. Burial will follow at the Welch Family Cemetery, Wrights Creek Road. Visitation will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on October 20, 2018 6pm-9pm. Crisp Funeral Home will be assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Sage Dunston, Josh Taylor, Jake Wiggins, Darrell Toineeta, Buff Maney, Patrick Lambert and Will Wright.
Crisp Funeral Home was established in 1997 by Michael L. Crisp to better serve the families of Swain County and surrounding areas.
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