Nell W Rattler

Born: Sun., Oct. 15, 1911
Died: Sun., Jul. 31, 2011


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 02, 2011
Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Aug. 02, 2011
Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church

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Nell W. Rattler, 99, of Cherokee passed away on July 31, 2011 at Cherokee Indian Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born on October 15, 1911, and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.  When she was able, she was active at the Cherokee Senior Center, Tsali Manor, and participated in the senior Olympics and was an avid bowler.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Rogers and husband Alvin, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She is also survived by two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Nell was preceded in death by her parents, John Will and Jane Talalah Will, her husband, Wilson Rattler; her son, John Rattler; her daughter, Louise Rattler; her brothers, James Will and David Will; and a sister, Luzene Rattler.

The family will receive friends before the service on August 2, 2011 at Rock Springs Baptist Church from 1 PM until 2 PM.  The funeral service will begin at 2 PM and burial will follow at the Rattler Family Cemetery.

The Rev. Greg Morgan, Rev. James “Bo” Parris, and Al Rogers will officiate.  Pall Bearers will be Kevin Bruneel, Matthew Bruneel, Glenn Rogers, Larry Blythe, John Henry Maney, and Frank Taylor.

Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sheldon Tsalai
   Posted Sun July 31, 2011
Oh, I am so SORRY for your loss. Let your bright, great memories bring you all through this difficult time. Please forgive me for not being able to be there. Love you all. God Bless!

Betty Denton Grant
   Posted Mon August 01, 2011
A mighty warrior has gone home to be with her God. She and my Dad were great friends while he lived. Our sympathy and prayers are with all the family.
The Claude Denton Family

Jon & Jamie Beth Elder
   Posted Mon August 01, 2011
My heartfelt condolenscences go out to Mary Jo & Alvin & their family. Nell was a very special person to my family. Her stories of my grandmother, Emily Walkingstick, and her making sandwiches for the CCC Boys while they worked on the National Park''s road is one of my favorite. She always had a smile in her heart and was quick to share it. She enjoyed life to its fullest, traveling from one coast to the other. I always admired her energy, her happiness and her loving demeanor. I feel so blessed and happy to have known her.

Eileen & Ricky Borman
   Posted Wed August 03, 2011
Dearest Mary Jo and Family - - We were so sorry to hear of Nell's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Eileen & Ricky

Tom Jones
   Posted Thu August 04, 2011
Dear Mary Jo and Al,

I was very sorry to learn of Nell's passing. I know it is a special loss for both of you even though she had not bee in in good health,

Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy,

Tom Jones

Shirley J. Outlaw
   Posted Wed August 29, 2012
I just wanted to let the family know how much Mrs. Nell meant to my daughter and me. We attended church with her at Rock Springs Baptist Church when Pastor Bobby Watts was pastor. She was always a ray of sunshine to Michelle and me. We loved her dearly.
Shirley J. Outlaw

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