Theresa (aka Nan) was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved to cook, do her bead work, sew, and crochet but most of all playing bingo. Nan always welcomed everyone with open arms and no one ever left her house hungry. Although she is no longer with us and no longer in any pain, she will be deeply missed, always. She was a member of the Cherokee Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Rattler; daughter, Dawn and husband Dave Jumper; step-daughters, Debora and Loretta; granddaughters, Clareece Rattler, Karina Squirell, Brionna Jumper, Brianna Lambert, and Ness and husband Frank John; very special great grandsons, Zaynon, Andre, Liam, and Benny; special nieces, Jessica Maney and sons; Arlene Squirrel and family; special nephews, Booger Arch and Horace Arch; special friends, The Golden Girls Mary Oocumma and Mary Jumper, Bo Crowe, Tiff Panther, G-Pa Poke, and Daniel Carrol.
Theresa was preceded in death by her brothers, Bud Arch, Charles, Frederick, Clayton, Trean, and George Craig; and sisters, Sis, Belle, Vang, and Pauline.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 3 beginning at 5pm at the Cherokee United Methodist Church where the body will remain until the hour of service on Wednesday, April 4 at 11am. Burial will follow at the Rattler Cemetery on Wrights Creek. Pallbearers will be among family and friends.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Rattler family.