Louise Reed

Obituary of Louise Ann Reed

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Louise Ann Reed, 65 of the Snowbird Community passed away peacefully January 2, 2024, at Cherokee Indian Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 16, 1958, to the late McKinley Reed and Susie Roxie Wachacha, in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Robbinsville High School, and went on to earn three Associates Degree’s. She retired from the Junaluska Museum after 17 years where she worked as the Cultural Resource Coordinator. She had love genealogy and enjoyed tracing her families’ roots. A Beloved member of the Snowbird Community, she was involved in the community in many ways and was always there to support the community needs. She was also heavily involved in the Cherokee Culture, and she was proud to educate those around her about the Cherokee people. She also worked with the Forest Service beside her father for six years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: foster parents Boyd and Edna Chekelelee, infant sister Martha Reed, three brothers Marvin Reed, McKinley Reed Jr., Harvey Chekelelee, Grandparents Martha Wachacha & John Wayne Wachacha, a brother-in-law Don Chekelelee. She is survived by her children: a son Tommy Junaluska Chekelelee and a daughter Samantha Maria Hinojosa; siblings: Carolyn “Boo Boo” Chekelelee and Rose Rodriquez, a brother Jimmy Chekelelee; 11 neices and nephews: Dewitt, Scottie, Tonya (JR), Ashley, Michelle (JR), Jackie, Kelly (Fonz), Stuart, Charlie, and 2 special nieces Evelyn (Andrew), and Tyffany; five grand-children of the heart: Jayden, Ethan, McKinley Ty, Baby Dray, Kyler, and host of great nieces nephews cousins and family friends. The family will receive friends at Crisp Funeral Home on Saturday January 6, 2024, from 1-3pm. A celebration of Louise's Life is planned by the family but will be announced at a later time. Famiily requests that any Florals sent be Plants for the Home not for the cemetery.
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home
669 Highway 19 South
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
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