Born: Sunday Apr 12, 1931

Died: Thursday Feb 18, 2021


Sallie Mae Slaughter Coone

April 12, 1931 - February 18, 2021

Sallie Mae Slaughter Coone, 89, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021, at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, February 21, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  She will lie in repose on Saturday from 12 Noon to 6 PM at Fair Funeral Home.  The family will meet at the home of Andrea and John East, 5174 North Henry Street in Stoneville.

Born April 12, 1931 in Rockingham County, NC, Sallie was the daughter of the late Luther Madison Slaughter and Lillie Mae Hundley Slaughter.  She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.  In her younger years, she worked at Fieldcrest Mills.  She enjoyed helping her late husband feed his students at Rockingham Community College where the students lovingly called her “MeMaw”.  Sallie also accompanied her late husband delivering donations from River Oak Church of God in Danville to the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home in Tennessee.  Above all, she was a devoted wife, loving mother and prayer warrior.

She is survived by her son, Bernie Coone and wife, Cindy, of Stoneville; two daughters, Brenda Jarrett and husband, Wyatt and Andrea East  and husband, John, both of Eden;  nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister Pollie Purdy and husband, Johnny.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Norman Coone, Sr.; her son, Douglas Norman Coone, Jr.; and son-in-law, John Henry Mize, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or to Smoky Mountain Children’s Home, 449 McCarn Circle, Sevierville, TN 37862.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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The Arms of our Lord that hold Sallie Mae and say Welcome Home are the same arms that hold each of you close through this time of grieving. May He draw each of you close with His Love.
Pamela Bielman

Sally was a wonderful person loved all cared for all. She will be missed by her family and friends. She was loving, caring and loved her family and friends. Prayers for Sally and her family. She will be missed by all. Bless the family from Brenda and Jack Hearne.
Brenda Hearne

Bernie, Brenda, Andrea and family. Myron and I were so saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. We pray you all will feel God's presence during this time and in days to come. We're praying for all of you.
Myron and Debbie Horton

I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Sallie passing. I worked with Doug at RCC and always loved to talking to Ms. Sallie. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this most difficult time.
Cheryl Evans

To all of the family my deepest condolences to you all. I got to know Doug and Sallie during my times at RCC and always have had a place in my heart for them. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Stan Overby

Andrea, We are so very sorry for your loss of your sweet Mama. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. I remember her always having a smile and a kind word. Praying for you.
Phyllis & David Hall

Doug and Sallie were treasured members of the RCC family. I worked there 1967-70 and 1978-1997 and got to know them well. Sallie's love for Doug and for all his students was an inspiration and joy to observe.
Dee Stanfield

Bernie Brenda and Andrea my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. There are no words to ease your heartbreak. Cherish your memories. Keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers
Kristie Rorrer

Bernie and family . I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. You mom and dad , as your entire family are fine people. The children that they raised speaks to they were good Christian parents. May God bring comfort to your family that they are together and not suffering in this cruel world anymore. Prayers for your family. Tyke & Reba Robertson
Tyke Robertson Jr.

Bernie and family, many prayers for you. So sorry for your loss.
Jinger Jones Grubbs

Dear Andrea and family....So sorry for your loss!!! Praying for you and yours at this sad time!!! May God hold you tight in His loving arms today and in the days ahead!!!
Micki M. Neal

Bernie, Brenda and Andrea. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, but I know that she is a happy lady now because she is beside your dad again. they were always together and were very happy being together. She was a great lady and could make some great cakes, really loved having her being cake over to us when we were at RCC. it was also great having them as neighbors there in Carolina Heights. Just remember that your mother is in a great place now and that she is home with your dad now. May God comfort and bless you during this time. Your Mom and Dad have touched so many lives through out there lives, so many it would be hard to count. Again so sorry for your Mom and a great lady to many Tommy Curry
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