Jerry Lee Lossiah, 55, of Cherokee, passed away at the Cherokee Indian Hospital on Sept. 10, 2014 with his loving family by his side.
Jerry was the son of the late Jerry Ronald Vicars, his adopting father the late John Henry Lossiah and mother Willa Mae (Roland) Lossiah also deceased. Jerry was a Brick Mason by trade and truly loved his work. He was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist church.
Jerry is survived by his children, Pascha Lossiah with husband, Bobby Sulphur, Jerry Lossiah Jr. and Brittany Lossiah; brothers, Rick Lossiah with wife Kim of Bryson City, Billie Lossiah, Sr. with wife, Kina of Cherokee, Edward Lossiah with wife Mary of Huntsville, Ala. and Cliff and Darrell Vicars of South Carolina; grandchildren, Pam, Oz and Marilyn Swaney, Calista Lossiah and Nocona Codynah.
Jerry is also preceded in death by his loving wife Sarah E. Bigmeat.
A visitation will be held at the Piney Grove Baptist church on Friday, Sept. 12 starting at 5pm for the general public, and the body will remain till the hour of service on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11am. Services will be officiated by Pastors Danny Lambert and Roger Roland. An immediate burial will follow in the old section of the Tow String Cemetery in the Tow String community with Travis Lossie, Dusty Lossie, Critter Lossie, Billy Lossie, Jr., Johnson Sequoyah, David James Littlejohn and Nunnie Davis acting as pall bearers.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting in the arrangements of services.