Rosemary (Walkingstick) Cucumber, 55, of 22 Medicine Woman Rd. in Cherokee passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27 following a brief illness at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Joe Mike Walkingstick and Rosie Hornbuckle of Cherokee, NC. She was a member of the Wright’s Creek Baptist Church and worked at the Cherokees in the past to make her way. Rosemary had an infectious laugh that she shared with everyone she met. She loved her family and friends more than anything especially the babies. She will be missed greatly.
Rosemary leaves behind her husband, Kent Cucumber; daughter, Rosie Mae Mejia; brothers, Norman Walkingstick and Calvin “Little Ed” Walkingstick; sisters, Katherine “Punkin” Dimas and Sharon “Yogi” Brown all of Cherokee; mother-in-law, Eleanor C. Bird; sister-in-laws, Carol Wilson and Mildred Cucumber; brother-in-law, Aaron Cucumber; twelve nieces and nephews and thirteen great-nieces and nephews; special great niece and nephew Marcy Swayney and Elliott Brown.
Rosemary was preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Mathew Catolster.
Rosemary was taken to the Wright’s Creek Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 for a visitation. The family returned to receive friends the next morning till the hour of service on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. An immediate burial followed the services conducted by Pastor Roland Whittaker. Rosemary was placed by her sons in the Ed Hornbuckle Cemetery near her mother’s home. The pall bearers were Adam Brown, Duane Brown, Norman “Gooch” Walkingstick, “Tarzan Hood”, “Little” Kallup McCoy, J.R. Hornbuckle, James “J.D.” Swayney, Kevin “Dean” Swayney, “Little” Kenny Wilson, Richard “Herbie” Lossiah and Billy Joe Hornbuckle.
Long House Funeral Home assisted in the arrangements of services.