Don Edward Chekelelee, 54, of Robbinsville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. A native of Robbinsville, he was the son of Anona Lambert of Robbinsville, and the late Ed Chekelelee, and step-son of the late Carroll Ray Lambert Sr.
Don was a rock mason, and a dealer at Harrah’s. He loved to play softball, go fishing, and umpire softball games. He loved his grandchildren. He was also an avid Steelers Football fan.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Reed Chekelelee; children, Dewitt Chekelelee, Tonya Chekelelee, and Scott Chekelelee all of Robbinsville, and Thomas Jumper of Cherokee; grandchildren, Jayden Reece, Ethan Jaymz, McKinley Ty, and Draylen Don of the home, and one due in July; siblings, Alan (Heather) Chekelelee of Murphy, Eddie (Susan) Chekelelee of Murphy, Tammie Chekelelee of Robbinsville, Carroll Ray (Lashaun) Lambert Jr. of Robbinsville, Crystal (Philip) Ellington of Robbinsville, and Carolyn (late Snake Panther) Reed Panther of Cherokee; a special brother, Alvin Wachacha of Robbinsville; step-brother, Jimmy Lambert; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at Buffalo Baptist Church. Revs. Coy Adams, Philip Ellington, Noah Crowe, and Scott Chekelelee will officiate with burial at Chekelelee Family Cemetery.
Don will be taken back to the Church Sunday at 6 p.m. by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.
Pallbearers will be Cassidy Galaviz, Cruz Galaviz, Luke Swimmer, Jeremiah Bird, Tommy Chekelelee, Adam Wachacha, and Alvin Wachacha.