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Willie Teesateskie

May 6, 1947 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 71)

Willie Teesateskie, age 71 of the Little Snowbird Community of Robbinsville, NC passed away, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence.

          He was a native of Graham County and the son of the late George Teesateskie Sr. and Sarah Jumper Teesateskie.

          In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughters, Sally Anderson, Angela Teesateskie; brothers, George Teesateskie Jr., Woodrow Teesateskie; sisters, Margaret Welch, Lucy Teesateskie and his daughter Ella Mae’s fiancé Teddy William Cape.

          He is survived by his daughter, Ella Mae Teesateskie of Robbinsville; 5 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

          Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Little Snowbird Baptist Church.  The Reverend Bo Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow the service at Little Snowbird Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Storm Teesateskie, Lyle Jumper, Dalton Welch, Paden Welch, Shane Welch, Woodrow Teesateskie, Justin McCarter, and Tim Jumper.  The family will receive friends at 5:00 pm Saturday at Little Snowbird Baptist Church. 

          Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Teesateskie Family.  An online register is available at

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