Wendell Ervin (Delli) Locust, 33, of the Wolftown community went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 9, 2016. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of Frank James Sr. and Betty Littlejohn Locust of Cherokee.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Owen and Agnes Bigwitch Long Littlejohn and Arthur William and Sallie Junaluska Locust; uncles, Ernest Locust Sr., Ammons and Johnson Littlejohn; cousins, Ernest Locust Jr., Patrick George, and Kirk Locust; sister, Brittany Renee Locust and brother, Travis Littlejohn.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Frank James Locust Jr. (Jody); three sisters, Beverly (Marcos), Kimberly (Calvin), and Victoria (Ricky) Locust; uncles, James Locust Sr. (Evelyn), Arthur Locust Jr. (Parshala), Jeremiah Locust; aunts, Laura Saunooke, Ernest Wilnoty, Yahnie Squirrel, Linda George (Johnny), Wilani Taylor, and Suzanne Locust; three nieces, Adrianna Locust, Keya Standingbear, and Brianna Locust; and six nephews, Luther Standingbear Jr., Henry Standingbear, Lawrence Standingbear, Wanblee Standingbear, Eli Simpson and Keaton Locust.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, April 12 at Goose Creek Baptist Church. Revs. James (Red) Bradley and James Gunter will officiate with burial in the Littlejohn Cemetery.
The body will be taken to the church at 5pm on Monday, April 11 by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.