Emaline (Bird) Kalonaheskie

Born: Wed., Feb. 3, 1954
Died: Thu., Mar. 27, 2014


4:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 29, 2014
Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church

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Emaline Bird Kalonaheskie, 60, of Cherokee passed away on March 27, 2014 surrounded by family at the Cherokee Indian Hospital following an extended illness. Emaline is the daughter of the late William Bird and Leona Jumper. Emaline retired from Cherokee Central Schools after 40 years of service. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Emaline is preceded in death by one son, Jeremy Kalonaheskie; 3 brothers, Robert Bird, Nicodemus Bird and Sam Jumper; 2 sisters, Racheal Lance and Elnora Pheasant.

Emaline is survived by her husband Charles Kalonaheskie; 2 children, Jesse Kalonaheskie and Amy Kalonaheskie; 3 sisters, Stacy Rogers, Thelma Bird and Rebecca Paz-Chalacha; best friend/sister, Patricia Tramper.

A visiation will be held on Friday March 28, 2014 at Rocksprings Baptist Church from 4pm-12am. The funeral service will be held on Saturday March 29,2014 at Rocksprings Baptist Church at 11am. Burial will follow at the Long Family Cemetery (Long Branch Rd.) with family members acting as Pall Bearers. Pastor Greg Morgan, Pastor James "Bo" Parris and Pastor George Polecat will officiate. In lieu of flowers, family request, please make donations to Rocksprings Baptist Church, PO Box 1453, Cherokee NC,28719.

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Shirley Reagan
   Posted Thu March 27, 2014
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Emaline will be greatly missed. We have worked together a long time, Emaline was always so good to me and my kids.

Trina Wade-Stiles
   Posted Thu March 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Emmaline was my friend and such a lovely person. I will always remember her smile and kindness to me. I'm going to miss that "pretty girl!"

Charles E. Taylor
   Posted Thu March 27, 2014
Emmaline was a very special person to me and my mother. I will always remember her for her smile and genuine concern for family and friends anytime you would see her. My sincerest condolences to the family in the loss of your mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend. "Taline Tsvdagohiyu, sdehesdi".

rege mccauley and familly
   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
So sorry for all the family of sweet Emaline. Will miss u birthday partner.

Nathan B
   Posted Sat March 29, 2014
Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Emaline was a wonderful person. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sonja McCoy
   Posted Mon April 14, 2014
I meet Emaline 40 years ago and have never forgotten the wonderful lady. She was always kind, smiling and gentle. You will never be forgotten dear lady.

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