Sallie M. Lingerfelt, 85, of Morganton, NC died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Autumn Care of Drexel. Born June 18, 1926 in Burke County, she was the daughter of the late Dock Horton Pearson and Fronnie Irene Cannon Pearson. Sallie was a member at North Morganton United Methodist Church since November 19, 1939. Sallie was a loving mother that never tired of having her family around her. Her favorite saying was ?I love my family 110 percent?.She is survived by her children, Colonel (ret) Deanie Ray Walker and his wife, Jean of Marion, NC; Marie Walker Summers and her husband, Ted of Valdese, NC; Carla D. Walker Kendrick and her husband, John of Morganton, NC; SFC Todd Lee Lingerfelt and his wife, Kimberly of Morganton, NC; stepdaughters: Betty, Barbara Lingerfelt; stepsons: Benny, Roy, Kenneth and Warren Lingerfelt all of Granite Falls, NC; grandchildren: John Kendrick IV, Kevin Kendrick, Jason Summers, Michael Todd Walker, Deana Marie Chamberlain, Joshua Logan Lingerfelt, Alexandria Nora Lingerfelt, Victoria Madison Lingerfelt, Samuel Parker Lingefelt, Larry Goree, James Lytle; great grandchildren: Jordan Kendrick, Jalen Kendrick, Drake Summers, Mitchell Summers, Caitlin Irish, Mason Chamberlain, Chrissie Walker and great great grandson, Hayden Walker.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by first husband, Carl ?Nute? Walker; second husband, John Lingerfelt; sisters: Minnie Setzer, Princess Burnes, Alice Coffey, Viola Pearson, Gessie Braswell, Bertha Pearson; brothers: Cliff Pearson, John Pearson, Russell Pearson, Ivey Pearson, Louis Pearson; stepsons: Johnny and Paul Lingerfelt. A special thank you to Eva Ray, a special friend.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011 at North Morganton United Methodist Church with Rev. Neill Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. At other times the family will be at the home of Carla and John Kendrick, 104 Falls St., Morganton, NC 28655. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.

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