Justina N. Rattler, 31, of the Birdtown Community, passed away unexpectedly in a Buncombe County Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. A native of Cherokee she was the daughter of Gloria “Punkin” Griffin of Cherokee, and Jody Rattler of Cherokee. She was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Frank Griffin and grandmother Julia Griffin and one uncle Mack Griffin.
In addition to her parents she is survived by two children, Timber and Kylana Sampson Rattler, both of the home; Paternal Grandmother, Elsie Rattler of Cherokee; Paternal Great Grandmother, Lula Rattler of Cherokee; one sister Kandace Griffin of Cherokee; one brother Kenny Griffin of Cherokee; seven uncles, Frank Griffin Jr., Riley Griffin, Mickey Rattler, Jackie Rattler, Timmy Rattler, Harold Rattler, and Sammy Rattler; and three Aunts, Polly Rattler, Nancey Griffin, and Martha Ledford.
Funeral Services will be held 2pm on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Bethabara Baptist Church. Rev. Dan Conseen will officiate with burial in the Birdtown Cemetery.
The body will be taken to the Church at 5pm on Wednesday, Aug. 21 by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.