Janet Long Beck

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Janet Long Beck, 81, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 13, 2016. Born in Clay County and lifelong resident of the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, NC, she was the daughter of the late J.C. and Ethel Long. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Jim Beck; granddaughter, Stephanie Beck, and a brother, J.C. Long Jr.

She was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church. She had a passion working with children in the Cherokee Elementary School and Tribal Day Care.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Tim Beck; three daughters, Julie Maney and husband Kenneth of Cherokee, Jeanne Beck of Cherokee, and Jilinda Beck and Lance of Cherokee; two sons, Jack Beck of Cherokee, and Joey Beck of Cherokee; one special companion Puggie; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; one brother, Melvin “Buddy” Long and wife Sharon; one sister, Brenda Morgan and husband Jim, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held 2:00 PM Monday at Cherokee Baptist Church. Revs. Percy Cunningham and Richie Sneed officiated with burial in the Beck Cemetery.

The family received friends from 5:00 until 10:00 PM Sunday at the Church.

Pallbearers were be grandsons.

Crisp Funeral Home assisted the family.

Smoky Mountain Times

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