Velma Jane (Wolfe) Taylor

Born: Sat., Nov. 25, 1944
Died: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Location: Cherokee United Methodist Church

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Obituary of Velma Jane Wolfe Taylor



Velma Jane Wolfe Taylor, 74, of the Big Cove Community passed away on November 10, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Velma is the daughter of the late William Wallace Wolfe and Mary Ann Tooni Wolfe.

Velma is preceded in death by her son Robert Christopher, four sisters, Regina Wolfe, Emily Smith, Geraldine Walkingstick and Frances Wolfe.

Velma is survived by her sisters, Hazel Howell, Penny Rosillio-Perez and Donna Sue Wolfe, all of Cherokee; one brother, Bill Wolfe of Georgia adopted sisters Emily West, Carolyn Bowman and adopted children; Jim Pritchard, Alan Fugate, Susan Anderson and many loving nieces and nephews.

Her immediate family, son Bo Taylor, daughter-in-law Esther and grandchildren; Cia Walayla Monette (Brian), Abigail Salalisi and Naomi Watiyeli  who loved and  will remember her with fond memories. Velma was a hard worker and generous with her time and energy. She worked many years for Cherokee Indian Hospital, Qualla Housing Authority. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino but her greatest job was a mother, auntie and nana.

The family would like to thank everyone that asked and sent her well wishes during her extended illness. Her sister Hazel was her friend, caregiver and loving sister till the end. Her special friend Kingsley Cujo Howell travelled her last journey with her. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Cherokee United Methodist Church. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 13,2019 at Cherokee United Methodist church at 2:00pm with Pastor Gary Collier and Pastor John Ferree officiating. Pall bearers will be among  family.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home.


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Andrea Crisp
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
What a privilege to have know Mrs. Velma. Prayers for you all. Sad to hear of her passing.

   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
May God give you all the strength you need, as you face the coming days, weeks, and how ever much time you need. I will remember Miss Velma fondly, and my heart felt condolences.

Marg Lewis
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Velma was a wonderful lady. Prayers for all.

Shirley Reagan
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Velma was a good friend to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God comfort and bless you all.

Georgia Gibson
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
I know the family will miss Velma so much in the coming days and also for years to come. She was a wonderful Mother to her son and also a wonderful and loving Grandmother to her grandchildren.
I am glad my Walayla, her husband and I made the trip to say our goodbyes.
The singing was beautiful and spoke of the promise of Velma's eternal home.
Thank you to Bo Taylor and family for hosting us. You made us feel so welcome.
People will speak well of Velma for many years.

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