Charles Donnie Biello, 50, of the Birdtown Community, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009, in a Cherokee Indian Hospital. Born in Chicago, Ill. He has been a resident of Cherokee for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was an employee for the Cherokee High School.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dominick and Sarah Biello, and a son, Charles Don Biello.
He is survived by his father, Charles V. Lossiah of Cherokee; mother, Charlotte Ann Daniels Lossiah of Chicago, Ill.; his wife, Judy Welch Biello; four children, Christina Stephens of Chicago, Ill., Jennifer Nelson of Norman, Okla., Frances Sequoyah of Cherokee, and Lewis Sequoyah of Cherokee; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Sequoyah, and Maggie Ross, both of the home, Connor Nelson, Kayla Nelson, and Colin Nelson all of Norman, Okla., Chloe Owle of Cherokee, Thomas Sequoyah of Cherokee, and Ryan Stephens of Chicago, Ill.; and two sisters, Kathy Cannon, and Rhonda Lossiah, both of Chicago, Ill.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Yellowhill Baptist Church. The Rev. James (Bo) Parris and Ray Kinsland will officiate, with burial in Yellowhill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 Cherokee.
The body will be taken back to the Church at 4 p.m. Monday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.