Frankie Marlene Teesateskie Junaluska, 48, of Cherokee went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 in a Buncombe County Hospital. A native of Cherokee, she was the daughter of Marion Louise Tooni Teesateskie of Cherokee and the late Frank Teesateskie. She had many loving friends in the surrounding Communities and Counties.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ike and Jennie Tooni and a son Daniel Teesateskie.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband of 18 years, Dennis Junaluska; one daughter, Jennie Junaluska of Cherokee; two brothers, Bobby Teesateskie and wife Dulcie of Dellrose, TN, and Bennie and Krystal Teesateskie of Cherokee; aunts and uncles, Robert and Helen McCoy of Cherokee, and Phillip and Lillie Smith of Cherokee; two special friends, Lloyd and Sharon Owle; and a special cousin, Arlyce Smith Watkins.
A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Cherokee of which she was a member. Rev. Greg Morgan will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rathbun House in Asheville. Make payments to Mission Healthcare Foundation, INC, PO Box 5363, Asheville, NC 28813-5363
Crisp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.