She was born Jan. 8, 1939 in Cherokee to the late Jonah Washington and Luzene Crowe Washington. She loved her family and enjoyed life.
Sara is survived by one daughter, Mary Swayney (husband Chad) of Cherokee; one son, Clarence Maney; grandchildren, Matthew Carey, Jonah Carey and Nicholas Swayney all of Cherokee, Chanda Bird and Evan Maney of the Snowbird Community in Robbinsville; nine great grandchildren; three brothers, William Washington, Noah Washington (wife Eunice), and Sam Washington; four sisters, Mabel Parker (husband Carroll), Nora McCoy, Betty Washington, and Mary Saunooke (husband Solomon); special friend, Rebecca Bigwitch; her church family at Yellow Hill Baptist Church where she was a member; and several nieces and nephews and many other friends also survive.
In addition to her parents, Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wabagkeck; one son, William David Maney; one granddaughter, Tenilla Stamper; and two brothers, Robert Lee Washington and Allen Boyd Crowe.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1 at Yellow Hill Baptist Church from 12-2pm with funeral services to follow at 2 pm. Pastor Foreman Bradley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Washington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be among family and friends.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Wabagkeck family.