Emaline Bird Kalonaheskie, 60, of Cherokee passed away on March 27, 2014 surrounded by family at the Cherokee Indian Hospital following an extended illness. Emaline is the daughter of the late William Bird and Leona Jumper. Emaline retired from Cherokee Central Schools after 40 years of service. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Emaline is preceded in death by one son, Jeremy Kalonaheskie; three brothers, Bobert Bird, Nicodemus Bird and Sam Jumper; and two sisters, Racheal Lance and Elnora Pheasant.
Emaline is survived by her husband Charles Kalonaheskie; two children, Jesse Kalonaheskie and Amy Kalonaheskie; three sisters, Stacy Rogers, Thelma Bird and Rebecca Paz-Chalacha; and her best friend/sister, Patricia Tramper.
A visiation will be held on Friday, March 28 at Rocksprings Baptist Church from 4pm-12am. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29,2014 at Rocksprings Baptist Church at 11am. Burial will follow at the Long Family Cemetery (Long Branch Rd.) with family members acting as Pall Bearers. Pastor Greg Morgan, Pastor James “Bo” Parris and Pastor George Polecat will officiate. In lieu of flowers, family request, please make donations to Rocksprings Baptist Church, PO Box 1453, Cherokee NC,28719.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.