Sharon “Shoogie” Ann Sequoyah, 49, of Cherokee passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC.
She was born Nov. 17, 1966 in Bryson City to the late Charles Wilbur Sequoyah and Lula Wolfe Sequoyah.
She is survived by two daughters, Alyson Penland of Live Oak, Fla. and Kerry Penland of Cherokee; four grandchildren, Wilbur Sequoyah, Lula Sequoyah, Julyssa Sequoyah, and Asher Ivey; and six sisters, Carol Standingdeer, Cindy Ayers, Frances Sequoyah, Reva Sequoyah, Lolita “Ike” Sequoyah, and Sammi Sequoyah.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by one daughter, Kori Addison Penland; and two brothers, Lewis Sequoyah and Charles Sequoyah.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Straight Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Ray Ball officiating. Burial followed in the Sequoyah Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were among family and friends.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the Sequoyah family.