Published On: Fri, Oct 30th, 2015

Amoneeta (Junior) Sequoyah Jr. – obituary


Amoneeta (Junior) Sequoyah Jr., 70, of the Cherokee and Whittier community passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital following a brief illness.

Amoneeta was commonly known as “Junior” to most that knew him and was born to the late Amoneeta Sequoyah and Ella Mae (Pheasant) Sequoyah.  He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church, but had been attending Cherokee Baptist of late. Junior made a living by operating his company Sequoyah Towing and was well known among the people in his community.  He was a loving father, grandfather and friend.  And, he was a loving husband of more than 51 years to his wife Kathy (Welch) Sequoyah. He will be sadly missed.

Junior also leaves behind his son, Anthony Kelvin Sequoyah and wife Jessica of Whittier; sister, Rachel Mashburn with husband David, Vera Wildcatt and Mary Swayney with husband Ben; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; many friends.

Junior was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Carroll.

A visitation is set for Saturday, Oct. 31 in the chapel of Long House Funeral Home from 5-9pm for the general public.  Junior will be taken to the Cherokee Baptist Church for a funeral on Sunday, Nov. 1 set to start at 2pm and officiated by Rev. Percy Cunningham and his close friend David Blanton of Old Savannah Church of Sylva.  A burial will conclude the services in the Blythe Cemetery along Highway 19 N. in the Soco Valley with Pall Bearers being among Junior’s Firefighting friends.

Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.