Sallye Watson Preslar Mahaffey passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Hospice in Monroe, NC. She was 74 years young. Her daughter, sister, and dear Pastor Vic Sorrentino were there as she quietly drew her last breath and went home to heaven.
Sallye was born in Charlotte, NC on March 9, 1944. She was the oldest child of Leighton William Preslar and Sara Ann Jackson Preslar. She had a brother, Stephen Preslar, now deceased. She also has two younger sisters, Ann Preslar Riley, and Julia Carol Preslar.
After graduation from West Mecklenburg High School, she attended Concordia College in New York. She came home to help her family after the early death of her mother. She then worked for Wachovia Bank until her retirement.
Sallye married Douglas Eugene Mahaffey, and was blessed with a wonderful son, Mark Douglas, and a lovely daughter, Sara Ann, named after her grandmother. She was a loving caring mother, and her children loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years in 2006. She is survived by her son and daughter and her sisters, as well as her sister-in-law, Karen Preslar, and brother-in-law Raymond Riley.
Sallye was a faithful member of Steele Creek Church and then became an active member of Cornerstone Mission Church. She loved Jesus, laughter, and people, especially children...and they all loved her. Her sense of humor was so much fun, and her unfailing kindness touched so many.
She was supported and helped by so many, especially Pastor Vic Sorrentino and Pastor Mark Iacono, who were always there for her through sickness, life challenges, and right up until her passing. We are eternally grateful for these faithful servants of God.
She requested that instead of flowers, donations would be made to Cornerstone Mission Church, 5114 Rogers Rd. Monroe, NC 28110 (704-770-5177) cornerstonemissionchurch.org.