Jeffrey Paul Saunooke, 34, of Cherokee passed away on June 7, 2014 at Duke Medical Center. Jeff is the son of Joseph Saunooke and Sandy Cucumber. Jeff had a unique soul with the uncanny ability to look at life through a special point of view. He was a fantastic father, husband, son and friend. His main objectives in life were to make those he cherished laugh and smile. He will forever be remembered in the hearts and minds of many relatives and friends.
Jeff is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Joe and Dorothy Cucumber; paternal grandparents, Steve and Josephine Saunooke; Aunts and uncles, Frances Queen, Ruth Saunooke, Jessie Saunooke, John Saunooke, Isaac Saunooke, Alfredo Cucumber, Joe Cucumber Jr. and Daniel Cucumber.
Along with his parents, Jeff is survived by his wife, Lystia Lee Saunooke, and son, Joseph Perry Saunooke; mother and father in-law, Phyllis and Perry Shell; siblings, Kasden Saunooke, Jody Saunooke, Jerry Saunooke, Dewayne Littlejohn and Jimmy Wilson Jr.; aunts, Annie Owens, Erma McMillan and Pam Cucumber; uncles, Donald Cucumber and Gath Berky of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
A visitation was held on Thursday, June 12 with the funeral service following. Jeff was laid to rest in the first place of choosing, a beautiful area in his yard. This will be named the Jeffrey Paul Saunooke Cemetery. Pall Bearers included Joseph Saunooke Jr., Kasden Saunooke, Jerry Swimmer, Brandon McMillan, Shannon McMillan and Perry Shell. Pastor Foreman Bradley and Pastor Timothy James officiated.
Long House Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.