Pearl Chickilelie Davis, 85, of Cherokee, passed away at the Tsali Care Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 following an extended illness.
Pearl was the daughter of the late Andy Chickilelie and Betty (Catt) Chickilelie of Graham County.
Pearl is survived by her children, Margaret Jenkins and Haven Davis, both of Cherokee. She has 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Pearl is preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Ted Davis; brother, Jessie Chickilelie; four sisters, Bertha Bradley, Bessie Walker, Lillian Byrd and Erma Ammons.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 20 in the Chapel of Long House with the Rev. James “Bo” Parris officiating. An immediate burial followed in the Birdtown Cemetery with pall bearers being Jeremy Wood, James Davis, Haven Davis Jr., Harley Davis, Brooks Branning and JR Hornbuckle.
Long House Funeral Home of Cherokee assisted the family in the arrangements.