Jalee Panther, 19 year old daughter of Jamie Panther and Jami Kirkland, born July 2, 2002. She is survived by her Sisters, Marla Panther, Timbi Panther and Brother, McKyan Panther. Paternal Grandma, Gail P. Long. Paternal Grandpa, James Welch. Great-Grandma, Katherine Panther. Uncles, Deino, Rod, Delbert, Steven, Chris, Leroy, Jorge, Chuck, LocDad (as she knew him), Davis, Mickey, Joe, Charlie, Abraham, Tommy and Emerson. Aunts, Sally Davis, Melitia Lossiah (Soberio), Hattie Milholen (Mike), Carrie, Mattie, Sharon and Kerra. Special Aunts, Elisha Wildcat and Erin Kirkland, both of whom were like a mom to her.
Jalee was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandma, Diane Wildcatt. Aunt, Lucy Wildcatt. Uncles, Johnson Lee Wildcatt, Abraham Wildcatt, Jack Wildcatt. Cousin, Deedee Wildcatt; uncles, Jesse Welch and Sam Welch.
Jalee was a cheerful, loving and compassionate person with a beautiful smile that could light up your soul. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with family. She was a wonderful big sister who loved her siblings. She enjoyed doing beadwork and making baskets as taught by Louise Goings. She was also a cheerleader, basketball and softball player. She enjoyed playing sports. Jalee was one to make you laugh, she would try to scare somebody if she didn’t scare herself first. Jalee will be remembered for her gentleness, grace and kindness. She brought so much love and joy to our family and we will miss her dearly.
A visitation will be held on Sunday August 28, 2021 at the Big Cove Baptist Church beginning at 5:00pm. A formal funeral service will take place on Monday August 29, 2021, also at the Big Cove Baptist Church beginning at 11:00am with Scott Chekelelee and Dan Conseen officiating. Burial will be in the Straight Fork Cemetery, Pallbearers will be Deino, Delbert, Rod, McKyan, Steven, LocDad and Byron.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the Family with Final arrangements.