Cheryl Leigh (Garner) Garner

Born: Sun., Feb. 28, 1971
Died: Mon., Jun. 22, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 26, 2020
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Fri., Jun. 26, 2020
Location: Long House Funeral Home

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Cheryl Leigh Garner, 49, of Cherokee, NC passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 22, 2020 in Bryson City, NC.

Cheryl was the daughter of the late Jess T. Martin and Thelma “Mickey” Sampson, both of Cherokee, NC. She worked as a waitress to support herself over the years and is remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend by those that knew her. She was known to be a Nascar Racing Fan of Kyle Bush, die hard Tennesee Volunteers and San Francisco 49’s fan and had a love for Pepsi. 

Cheryl is survived by her children; daughter, Jessica T. Lossiah and son, Johnnie R. Lossiah both of Cherokee, NC; sisters: Henrietta Sampson, Harriet Sampson, Inez Sampson, Una Lea Sampson and Leauna “Tootsie” Gloyne; brothers: Delbert Sampson and Leon Sampson;  her aunt, Gwen Wildcat as well as Andy Gloyne and Sarah Teesatekie. She also leaves behind 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Cheryl was preceded in death by brother, Gary Martin; sister, Sally Martin; grandson, Elijah Lossiah; grandmother, Leauna Crowe; aunts, Lily Wolfe, Elsie Martin, Joann Kalonaheskie, Tunnie Catt, Lawand Maney and uncle, Duffy Sampson.

A tentative service is set for Friday, June 26, 2020 in the chapel of Long House Funeral Home with a possible viewing of Cheryl from 4PM to 5PM followed by a short funeral service in the chapel as well starting at 6PM. 

Please check back for updated funeral details as the family finalizes the arrangements.  Thank You.

God Bless.

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Rose Maney
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Cheryl and I have been friends since high school. I'm going to miss her crazy calls..."Sh-o, Indian, aye" Lol. Her goofy self when we would ride some where and you would think I was going to wreck her, she would be pushing the floor like she had a brake on her side of the vehicle Lol. Her anxiety when we would be out and about...over the moon. But we always had a good time. I will miss my friend. Bless her and all of her family. I love you, Cheryl. Rest easy and fly high my friend.

cookie long
   Posted Tue June 30, 2020
My condolences to the family... Miss you Cheryl

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