June 24, 2023
2:30 p.m.


June 24, 2023
2 p.m.



Mary Ida Slaght, 91 of Morganton, NC passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023. Born on October 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Pauline Stevens.

Mary was an active member of St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. She won 2 governor awards for volunteering art BFFA, Hospice, and Good Samaritans Clinic. Mary loved to sew, bake, and cook. She also loved her family dearly.

Mary is survived by her son, George Steven Slaght (Carol); daughter, Elizabeth Susan Slaght (Mack Kale); grandchildren, Marilyn Guitheau (Kevin), Stephanie Fisher; great-grandchildren, Zoie Fisher, Dawson Fisher; great great-grandchildren, John, Caroline, Lilly, Rosie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, George Phillip Slaght; granddaughter Jessica Fisher; sister, Kathleen Schroeder.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Logan Lovelace officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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So sorry for your loss . Mary was a wonderful person. When I stayed over at their house in Morgantown, George and Mary made me feel like royalty…They both will be missed.

—Tom & Debbie Ward
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—Betty Lou De Laughter
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you Beth and your family; in the loss of your mother. Mom are special in every manner, and approaching Mother’s Day, they are even closer to us. So many fond memories of families and friends, but mothers stand at the forefront. God Bless you and your family. We’re thinking about you and are here for anything we can do. God Speed Pete

—Pete and Ethel Pedersen

Mary was such a good neighbor to us, I will never forget her kindness and love for us…. I know exactly where you are and will meet you there Lisa

—Lisa and Jim Ducey