Sally Spangler Mazie
March 14, 1951 – February 13, 2021
In Memory of Sally Spangler Mazie
Raleigh NC - In loving memory of Sally Spangler Mazie, beloved daughter of Elizabeth and Ronald G. Spangler Spangler. She was born March 14, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia and went on to spend her childhood and most of her adult years living in the Tidewater area of Eastern Virginia. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, including those she met as complete strangers in her everyday life. Always energetic and willing to share her words, her thoughts, and her opinions, Sally was truly one of a kind. Anyone that knew her would say the same.
Sally lived a full life and shared her oversized heart with everyone in her orbit. She was quick to lend a hand to those in need and was a caregiver to sick friends including those terminally ill. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, quick comebacks, and stubborn personality. She could always match wits with the best of them.
Her parents, “Nana” and “Pop” were strongly committed to their family and community, and like Sally, always willing to help others in need. Pop, who she called “Daddy” even in her adult years, was a decorated WWII veteran who regularly helped others in his neighborhood. Nana was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk, with a lifelong dedication to God. Nana passed down to Sally her exceptional skills in southern cooking, gardening, a love for fashion and, and her caring soul. While not a member of a church, Sally had a strong belief and love for God and was confident that she would see her parents again after her time on Earth was over.
In 2015, Sally relocated to Raleigh NC to live closer to her eldest daughter Amy and her family as well as with extended family members Ulrich and Mary Strom, with whom she shared a close friendship. Sally’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren, Charlotte and Jack Strom. She treasured the time she had with them and received so much pleasure in seeing them grow into teenagers, going to their sporting events and being part of the excitement of their lives. One of her special companions that brought her much joy was her cat, Pumpkin (or “Pump” for short), who she was convinced was the most exceptional cat to have ever lived (closely followed by her dear cat Rudy, who held an almost legendary status in her stories).
Sally is survived by her daughter’s, Amy Baldwin Strom of Raleigh, N.C. and Mary Baldwin Phipps of Virginia Beach, VA, her grandchildren Charlotte and Jack Strom, and her brother Ronald G. Spangler Jr. of Norfolk, VA. She also had a special bond with her son-in-law, Kevin Strom, who she affectionally referred to as “Big Daddy.” We honor what she meant to all those that knew her and the special light she provided for the world around her. The family would like to especially thank all the incredibly dedicated and special staff at Wake Med Hospital, Carolina Family Practice and Sport Medicine, and all friends and family who provided such loving care and support for her during her time in Raleigh.
For as each day unfolds its light,
We'll walk by faith and not by sight.
Life will, indeed, a blessing bring,
If we see God in everything. Thank-you, God, for the life of Sally. We thank God for:
- her generosity
- her positivity
- her wisdom gained from life's experiences
- her gift of caring for her elders, friends, pets, plants, beautiful things
- her talent in cooking favorite dishes for her grandchildren
- her treasuring of memories
- her desire to live life to the fullest
- her joy and pride in her daughters and grandchildren.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Sally Spangler Mazie
February 25, 2021
Amy & Mary, Gene & I were shocked to see Sally's obituary in Sunday's paper. Had she been sick long? I have many memories of the 7 years that she rented from us. I will always remember her taking care of me after my accident when I was in the hospital bed. My hair dresser came to cut my hair, but not color. So Sally bought the products and colored my hair as I had been doing for years. I will always cherish my time with her. My heart goes out to all of the family.
Lynne Howren Corder
February 20, 2021
I remember us playing in the street in River Forest Shores as kids and watching for the street light so we could get home and not get in trouble. I will miss our political sparring on Facebook RIP prayers to your family.
Terry Scheier Harrison
February 19, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Sally's passing. I grew up with Sally and I adored her and her sweet family. She had the sweetest soul of anyone I ever met. The world lost a precious gem. I am sure she is hugging Ronald and Lizzy right now!!!