Janet Long Beck, 81, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born in Clay County and was a lifelong resident of the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee. She was the daughter of the late J.C. and Ethel Long. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jim Beck; granddaughter, Stephanie Beck; and a brother, J.C. Long Jr.
She was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church. She had a passion working with children in the Cherokee Elementary School and Tribal Day Care.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Tim Beck; three daughters, Julie Maney and husband Kenneth of Cherokee, Jeanne Beck of Cherokee, and Jilinda Beck and Lance of Cherokee; two sons, Jack Beck of Cherokee, and Joey Beck of Cherokee; one special companion Puggie; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Melvin “Buddy” Long and wife Sharon; one sister, Brenda Morgan and husband Jim; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 2pm on Monday, May 16 at Cherokee Baptist Church. Revs. Percy Cunningham and Richie Sneed will officiate with burial in the Beck Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-10pm Sunday, May 15 at the Church.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Crisp Funeral Home is assisting the family.