Phyllis Smith Sequoyah, 81, of the Big Cove Community, left this world of sickness and pain on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. She was surrounded by many family members and friends. Until her illness, Phyllis was very active in her community and enjoyed spending time sewing, making crafts, and going to water aerobics. She had many friends at all of these activities.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Stella Sneed Smith; three brothers, Oscar, Phillip, and Pat Smith; two sisters, Georgia Washington and Nellie Littlejohn; one daughter, Barbara Sequoyah; and one great grandson, Kollin Lane Tramper.
Phyllis is survived by four daughters, Patricia Tramper, Annette Sequoyah, Tracy Rivers, and Loretta Sequoyah; one sister, Susie Chastain of Cherokee; and one brother, John Wilbur Smith Sr. of Cherokee. She had 19 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, she has requested that donations be made to Big Cove Missionary Baptist Church in care of James “Bo” Parris and Betty’s Place, Cherokee Cancer Support Group at P.O. Box 2220, Cherokee, NC 28719.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1-4pm at the Big Cove Recreation Center. All family and friends are invited. Bring your favorite covered dish.
Long House Funeral home assisted the Sequoyah family.