Sallie Pear Prestwood
November 9, 1926 – June 6, 2020
Mrs. Sallie P. Prestwood, age 93 of Erwin, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehab in Dunn. Sallie was born in Harnett County on November 9, 1926 the daughter of the late William M. Strickland and Beulah Elizabeth Jones Strickland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harry Eugene Prestwood, deceased on April 4, 2003. Sallie was a devoted wife, loving mother, sister and friend. She worked hard all of her life and did so without complaint. One of her greatest joys was taking care of her family especially cooking for them and watching them enjoy a meal down to the last morsel. She ran a tight ship by keeping a spotless house, well groomed yard and an open door ready to welcome anyone. Her devotion to her husband was unsurpassed and that never was proven more than during the last years of his life while she cared for him daily. During the last two years of her life she has been compared to “the unsinkable Molly Brown” because of the fighting spirit that kept her here with us in spite of her many health issues. She loved the Lord with all she had and would say quite frequently that she was ready to go see Jesus and we know that she is with Him now.
A Private Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Erwin Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Arthur officiating. She is survived by her daughter: C. Elaine Giles & Donald of Virginia Beach, Va, Son: Mikeal Prestwood & Terri of Badin, NC Brother: Bobby J. Strickland of Dunn, NC; Sister: Shelby Jean Spell of Dunn, NC 3 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Many Nieces and Nephews.