Lillian Saunooke Franklin, 80, of the Birdtown Community, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. A native of Cherokee, she was the daughter of the late Cain Saunooke and Margaret Smith.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Golinda Lambert, Bell Taylor; brother, Adam Saunooke; and grandsons, William Hartline and Jess McCoy.
Lillian is survived by her children, Debra Lee and husband Louis, Doe Sharp, William Cain Locust and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Bonnie, Justin, Brandy, Jamaca, Angie, Kaley, Payton, Haley, Isaiah, and Zavier; 15 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Ross, Jenette Teesateskie; and brother, Solomon Saunooke.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Morgan will officiate with burial in the Locust Cemetery.
Lillian will be taken to the church at 5 p.m. Monday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.