Melissa Ann Jumper – obituary

by Nov 16, 2017OBITUARIES0 comments


Melissa Ann Jumper, 41, of the Big Y Community in Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital after a period of declining health.

She is survived by her father, Charles “Hoss” Jumper; step mother Hazel; her children, Dylan West, Daquan Jumper; step brother, Bobby Cucumber; special brothers, Matthew and John Tooni; niece, Kyleigh Porter; nephews, J.C. Porter, Lee Porter, and Robert Porter; aunts, Mary Jumper, Alice Driver, Lucille Blackfox, and Carolyn Driver Tooni (husband Larch); uncles, Ben Swayney (wife Mary), Robert Swayney (wife Kay), and John Norman Driver (wife Linda); special friends, Emma Hull, Sheronda Watty, Tsali Ammons, Heather Cucumber, and Diane Montelongo; and brother-in-law, James Porter.

Melissa was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanette Driver Jumper; one sister, Jacqueline Porter; maternal grandparents, John G. Driver and Nellie Thompson Driver; paternal grandparents, Lily Sampson Wolfe and Alvin Walker Swayney; aunts, Laura Lee Jumper and Nancy Poncho; uncles, Roy Driver, Sr., Joe Driver, and Adam Blackfox.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6pm until 12midnight at the Rock Springs Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at 2 pm at the Rock Springs Baptist Church.  Pastors Greg Morgan and James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Driver Cemetery.  Special music will be provided by Matthew Tooni at the graveside.  Pallbearers will be Benji Swayney, Bear Driver, David Jumper, Frank Driver, Charlie Blackfox, Tsali Ammons, and David “Chunky” Jumper.

Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Jumper family.