Rita M. Wildcat, 67, of the Birdtown community, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. A native of Cherokee, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Annie Bird Sherrill and wife of the late Charles William Wildcat.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Burt Ute Sherrill; brothers, Lee, Andy, David and John Ute; and her sisters, Julia Queen and Margaret Lossiah.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry Sherrill (Jennifer), Tinola Wildcat, Charles Wildcat; sister, Jessie Wildcat (Quincey); special niece, Kina Armachain; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3pm Saturday at Acquoni Baptist Chapel. Pastors Jim Parks and James (Bo) Parris will officiate with burial in the Sherrill Wildcat Cemetery.
Rita will be taken to the church at 5pm Friday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.