Dakota (Sneed) Brewer – obituary

by Feb 26, 2013OBITUARIES0 comments

Dakota(Sneed) Brewer, 97, formerly of Asheville, NC passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2013 at the Cherokee Hospital in Cherokee, NC.

Dakota Brewer 001She was born on September 22, 1915 in Cherokee and is an EBCI tribal member.  

Dakota is preceded in death by her parents Manco and Rosebud Beck Sneed, as well as all of her siblings and her husband, Nathan Brewer,who died in 1988.

Dakota attended the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, KS. She was a registered nurse graduating from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, DC with her nursing career spanning more than 40 years.  She also belonged to many professional organizations.

Left to honor her memory are her daughter, Lynn Brewer Humphreys and husband William Preston Humphreys III of Conroe,Texas; granddaughter, Natalie Humphreys Hudson and husband John Peter Hudson Jr. of Austin,Texas; Grandson, William Preston Humphreys IV and wife Kristina Bell Hunphreys of Charlotte; Great grandchildren, John Peter Hudson lll, Alice Dakota Hudson, Claire Kathleen Humphreys and William Preston Humphreys V.

Dakota was a resident of the Tsali Care Center, in Cherokee, for the past three years receiving excellent care from the compassionate staff.  Also providing skilled care and comfort  were the staff members of the Cherokee Indian Hospital during her stay at that facility.

The funeral service was held at the Cherokee Baptist Church on Feb. 23 and was officiated by Pastor Percy Cunningham.  An immediate burial followed the service in the Cam Sneed Cemetery located off Stillwell Branch Rd. in Cherokee with the staff of  Long House Funeral Home acting as Pall Bearers.

Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangments.  To see an online obituary, send flowers or send condolences go to www.longhousefuneralhome.com