Tina “Teeter” Walkingstick Frizsell

May 17, 1979 - May 16, 2022
Tina “Teeter”  Walkingstick Frizsell


Tina “Teeter” Walkingstick Frizsell, age 42, of Mountain City, Georgia, and formerly of Cherokee, North Carolina, was senselessly taken from her family and friends on the morning of Monday, May 16, 2022, one day prior to her 43rd birthday. Born in Cherokee, North Carolina on May 17, 1979, she was the daughter of Norman J. Walkingstick of Cherokee and Deborah D. Cloer of New Orleans, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Joe Mike Walkingstick “Papaw Joe”; paternal grandmother, Rosie Hornbuckle “Granny”; and maternal grandparents, Albert Carl Cloer and Agnes Hastings Cloer “Mamaw”.

Having spent most of her childhood in Cherokee and partly in Lyman, Washington, Tina moved back to North Carolina as a teenager and lived there into her adulthood. Along her journey, she became interested in nature and anything having to do with mountains and rivers, whether it was hiking, camping, or fishing. Teeter loved to just sit and take in the scenery around her. She also loved to capture the beauty of the outdoors by taking photos. It would do Tina’s heart good to be in the company of her loved ones with laughter; she had a unique laugh and contagious smile.  Hanging around a good fire, listening to music, was good for her soul.

Left to cherish her precious memories, in addition to her parents, are her two children who she loved and adored very much, Alden Walkingstick-Wike and Graci Frizsell; and five siblings, Gregory N. Justus, Misty Walkingstick Ramirez, Norman R. Walkingstick, Cory Walkingstick and Patience “Bop” Walkingstick. Tina is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her loved ones, from Florida to Washington (throughout the United States and Native Lands), will always love Tina and miss her dearly.

A celebration of Tina’s life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services & Crematorium, 165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, North Carolina.  A gathering of family and friends will immediately follow the service at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held at Lloyd Sequoyah Cemetery in Cherokee, North Carolina.



Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 10, 2022
5:00 PM

Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services & Crematorium - Directions
165 Skyland Drive
Sylva, North Carolina 28779

(828) 586-2444

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  • August 10, 2022
    Susie says:
    Tina you were truly one of the best people I ever got to have the honor of knowing and loving. You are definitely missed and will forever live on in the hearts of my children and myself. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.

  • August 09, 2022
    gary gunter says:
    Tina, Lord knows we will miss you so badly. Greg and Debbie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. love always. Gary Scotty Billy Ray Jeremiah and Patrick Gunter

  • August 08, 2022
    Crystal Chotalia (Crystal Patterson) says:
    Tina, I've known you since we were teenagers. This is so heartbreaking for me. We have shared many moments in life together and I will cherish those memories. I love you always. I went back to my messenger and read our last conversation. It's unbelievable that you are gone. You will forever live in our hearts.

  • August 06, 2022
    Harley Thacker says:
    Tina I haven't saw u in ages but I will always cherish the memories we made together 💛 I love you my beautiful friend until we meet again