Rosie Mae (Sequoyah) Hornbuckle, “Granny” as she was lovingly known by all, 75, of the Big Y Community, entered her heavenly home surrounded by family on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.
Born on March 27, 1943 to Lloyd and Lizzie (Runningwolf) Sequoyah, she was the last of 12 children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Hornbuckle; two daughters, Rosemary Mejia and Ruby Hornbuckle; and two grandsons, Steven Catolster and Matthew Catolster.
“Granny” is survived by daughters, Katherine Dimas (Punkin) and Sharon Brown (Yogie); sons, Norman Walkingstick and Calvin Walkingstick (Lil’ Ed); and one aunt, Amanda Swimmer, all of Cherokee. She had 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She will be brought to Wrights Creek Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pastor James “Bo” Parris and Pastor Eddie Sherrill will officiate. Burial will follow the services at the Ed Hornbuckle Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Adam Brown, Duane Brown, Darrin Brown, Derek Torres, Gary Driver, Danny Driver, Cory Walkingstick, Chino Castro, Dean Swayney, Herbie Lossiah, JR Hornbuckle, John Murphy and Carey Swayney.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.