In Memoriam
Tilda Louise Jumper
Sequoyah  HS ~ Student 1990s

Tilda Louise Jumper     TAHLEQUAH, Ok --    Services for Tilda Louise “Jissy” Jumper-Christie will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Sequoyah High School gym. Interment will follow at Barber Cemetery near Cookson. Friday night wake services will be held at Mulberry Church from 5 p.m. until Saturday morning. Thursday prayer services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reed-Culver Chapel.

    Pallbearers for Tilda include Eli Page, Aaron Page, Skye Jumper, Christopher Little, Ryan Jumper, and Josh Jumper. Honorary pallbearers include Franklin Dunn, Ellis Little, Joe Christie III, Rocky Jumper, Brian Wilder, Buck Hummingbird, Tim Hess, and Carl Rossignol.

Tilda Louise Jumper-Christie, or Jissy to her many family and friends, was born on July 3, 1974, to Mary Jo Jumper  (Seq. Fresh '65).

    She attended Sequoyah High School (Seq.Fresh1990) and on Oct. 1, 1994, she married the love of her life, Daniel Joseph Christie in Rocky Ford community. This union was blessed with three sons and one daughter: Jacob, Jonathan, Jeremy and Jennifer Jumper (Seq.Fresh.1990).

Tilda, or “Jissy” to her friends, worked at Cherokee Nation as Clerk One. You could easily recognize her as she had a warm smile and sparkling eyes that lit up each time she passed by you. She loved people and loved spending time with them. She was happiest in life when with her Daniel and her four children. She loved being a daughter, wife, and mother. She enjoyed keeping her home and her flower gardens. She had dreams like everyone, and had always thought of a trip to the ocean to see the beach and sunrise.

She dedicated her life to her Lord and savior in her early teens. She was a faithful member of Mulberry Baptist Church and traveled to every gospel sing in the community she could attend.

In 2011, she began a battle with cancer. As always, Jissy remained upbeat and positive. She wanted another day and chance to tell her family how much she loved them. Her body grew tired and the Lord called Jissy home from her labors on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Tulsa. She was only 40 years old. She left some empty places in many lives, but her legacy of love and loving life lives on.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Minnie Jumper; one uncle, Jerry Dean Jumper (Seq.Soph1974); and mother-in-law, Sadie Hummingbird.

She will be forever remembered by her husband, Daniel of the home in Tahlequah. She leaves four adored children, Jacob Christie, Jonathan Christie, Jeremy Christie, and Jennifer Christie all of the home in Tahlequah. She has one brother, Johnny Jumper and wife, January, of Rocky Ford. Her sister and brother-in-laws include Josephine Nunez, Joe Christie III, Elizabeth Christie-Keener, and Nancy Little. She leaves her loving mother- and father-in-law, Joe and Marilyn Christie; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.