Obituary Stacy “Bessie” Wallace, 74, of Cherokee, NC passed away at the Tsali Care Nursing Center on Saturday, July 17, 2021 following a brief illness. Bessie was the daughter of the late Ollie Wallace and resided in the Birdtown Community. She was a outstanding member of her Cherokee Community and was regarded as “Friend to Everyone” who would exhaust herself to help wherever was needed whenever needed. This made her a good teacher as she made her way in the Childcare service and influenced so many people in the area. She was a member of the Echota Baptist Church. Her loving Spirit will be missed by so many. Bessie is survived by a daughter Tisa Squirrel and a son Joshua Squirrel, Jr.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Christine Toineeta; Special sisters, Valorie Welch and Judith Smith; Special friend, Joyce Welch and Geraldine Thompson all of Cherokee, NC Along with her Mother, Bessie was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Leroy Wallace and a grandson Stephen Ruth. The Family will receive friends at the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home in Cherokee, NC on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 6PM to 8PM. The following day of Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Bessie’s body will be taken to the Bethabara Baptist Church in the Birdtown Community for another short period of time from 12PM to 2PM with as formal service starting at 2PM with Pastor Noah Crowe officiating. An immediate burial will take place in the Wallace Family Cemetery following the service with Grandsons and Family Friends being Pall Bearers. As a special request the family would like to request that those that attend any part of the service to please continue practicing safety and precaution in regards to the uptick in COVID cases in the immediate area. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. God Bless.