Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

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Mary Louise Salley

December 28, 1936August 28, 2019

Mrs. Louise Jones Salley went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem.

She was born in Caldwell County on December 28, 1936 to the late Booker T. Jones and Iana Ferguson Jones. Mrs. Salley was a faithful member of Mt. Bethel Mitchell Chapel A.M.E Church where she served as Trustee and President of the Woman’s Missionary Society. She was the last surviving member of the Soul Singing Caravan. She was employed as a CNA-In Home Aid.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Clifton Salley, one brother, David Jones and a grandson, Alton Salley.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Robert Jones, Ben (Muriel) Salley and Michael Salley; daughters, Delphine “Sue” Salley and Karen (Rusty) Patterson; brothers, Johnny (Creola) Jones and Jr. Jones; sisters, Ann (Delton) Jones Ferguson, Nancy Jones Ferguson, Marilyn (Leonard) Jones Patterson, and “Mamie” Alwina Jones Dooley, sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and three great- great grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mrs. Salley will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at St. Paul AME Church with Rev. James Cross and Rev. Keith Banner officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Church cemetery.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Louise Jones Salley.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Mary Louise Salley

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Jitender Amar

September 3, 2019

Going to miss you ms salley all the support you provided my business throughout the past 20 years. You brought cheer in my life everytime you came and shopped at nak nik for your grand babies, you Rest In Peace. God has special place for you just how you made a special place in my heart. You will be missed, stay blessed

Chad Baldwin

September 3, 2019

Psalm 116:15 says: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints...Thoughts and prayers for the Salley family from the Baldwin family.

Tommy Lipfcord

September 3, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time!
Tommy and Paula Lipford

Linda Moore

September 3, 2019

Sorry for your loss!
Wilson and Linda Moore

Debra Stucky

September 3, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Mrs Louise was a very sweet woman. I will miss seeing her in town and getting a warm hug from her.
To the Salley Family, I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the home going of your Mom.
Know that prayers of comfort are being sent up daily for your family. Love from the Stucky family.

Pamela Poarch

September 3, 2019

Ben, Karen , Mike and the rest of the family - so sorry for your loss!
Keeping your family in my prayers!

Rita Howard

September 3, 2019

Louise was a very beautiful and loving person. Even though with her quiet personality if you were in need she was right there. She will be greatly missed.
I pray God's comfort for the family that He will give you peace.
Rita Howard

Sharon Patterson

September 2, 2019

I wish I could be there to support you during this difficult time
I am so sorry for your loss
Louise has always been a blessing, I will never forget her kindness.
❤️🙏 I love you very much

Tonya Reid

September 2, 2019

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. The siblings that I do know , Sue,Ben & Michael you are all in my thoughts & prayers. My condolences to the Sally Family. May God give you peace in your heart & soul during this difficult time.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Alison Benjamin

September 1, 2019

My condolences to the family. Sue I know what it is to loose your parents. May your mother RIH now.