Marie W. Sligh PDF Print E-mail

Marie “MaMa Rea” Wicker Sligh, 91, of Newberry, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at her residence.

Born on September 14, 1924, in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Willie McFee and Nannie Mae Perry Wicker. She was retired from General Electric and was a member of Colony Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Sligh is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Sligh; a son, Larry Gene (Teresa) Sligh of Lexington; a daughter, Sandra Sligh Amick of Newberry; a sister, Clara Beatrice Willard of Greenwood; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Willie Mae Sligh and brothers, Haskell Eugene Wicker and Charles Linburg Wicker.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, May 1, 2016, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bill Ebner. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:30 – 2:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Wayne Willard, Terry Willard, Allen Sligh, Gregg Glymph, Carroll Long and Wally Lee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith & Ann Sims, Allen Clark and Theresa Halfacre.

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#11 Gigi Wicker-Garner 2016-05-04 04:46
I am sorry to hear of Marie's passing. I'm sure there was a "big ole reunion" in Heaven when she got "Home!" I always enjoyed her visits when she came to Mama Ruth and Papa Charles house. Please know I will be keeping y'all in my prayers in the days to come!
Sending prayers of comfort and peace.
Love y'all, gigi
#10 Pam Branton 2016-05-01 21:09
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom Sandy. I just found out late this afternoon and am deeply saddened. I know she and mom are catching up in Heaven. Mom loved her so much and always enjoyed their visits. Praying for comfort and peace.
#9 Patsy Parks 2016-04-30 21:42
I am sorry for your loss. I fondly remember getting to know Mrs. Sligh and loved her cakes. Make God keep His arms of love, peace and comfort around each of you.
#8 Debra and Jimmy Mont 2016-04-30 20:59
We are so saddened by Ms Marie's death. I know my mom was jumping up and down when she entered the pearly gates and is so sad to have her best friend with her. God bless all of you.
#7 Brice & Alice Boozer 2016-04-30 18:45
Sandra and family, We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is hard to lose a love one but know that she is with our Lord now and enjoying her new life in heaven. God bless each of you.
#6 Jean Counts 2016-04-30 16:14
Sending my love and prayers to the entire Sligh Family.
#5 Louise Amick 2016-04-29 07:07
Sorry for your loss. God bless you.
#4 Louise Amick 2016-04-29 06:54
Sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.
#3 Susan Bowers Smith 2016-04-28 21:40
I'm so sorry for your loss. Ms. Marie was a very good lady. I'll always remember her. Ms. Sandra, you have done a great job taking care of your parents. God bless you. My prayers go out to each of you. Love yall, Susan
#2 Jo Ann Sligh 2016-04-28 12:39
Had some great times over the years. Love her dearly and truly will be missed. Thank you Sandy for taking care of your Mom & Dad!
Love you all
Jo Ann & Richard
#1 Wes & Helen Griffin 2016-04-28 11:31
We are grealy saddened to hear of Miss Marie's passing. What a wonderful lady. Hallelujah for her new life. We pray for comfort, strength, and peace for her loved ones. God bless.