Sally Louise Roberts Mabe

December 16, 1936 - November 26, 2017
Sally Louise Roberts Mabe

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Sally Louise Roberts Mabe, 80, of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 16, 1936 in Long Beach, CA, and was the daughter of the late Jeanne Henry Roberts and William Norman Roberts. Sally was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Mabe and her second mother, Addie Jones Roberts.

She graduated Phineas Banning High School in Wilmington, CA in 1955, and attended Harbor Junior College. Sally was employed by Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Los Angeles, CA; Northrop Aircraft Company, Hawthorne, CA; and Trans World Airlines, Kansas City, MO. She retired from Prince George’s Community College.

While employed at Trans World Airlines she met her lifelong soul mate and best friend, Roy F. Mabe, and they were married November 18, 1961. They had two children, Jennifer Lynn and Julie Ann.

Sally attended Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed volunteering at the church, Creative Beginnings Christian Preschool, the North Carolina Arboretum, and The Red Cross.  She enjoyed many hobbies and travels with the family.  She was beloved by all who knew her for her kindness and generosity.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Roy F. Mabe of Hendersonville; daughter, Julie Ann and her husband Michael Thomas Vidotto of Six Mile, SC; sister, Mary M. Friske and her husband Wes of Flower Mound, TX; brother, James D. Roberts and his wife Mary Jane of Tehachapi, CA; sisters-in-law, Joyce Compton of Hawthorne, FL and Janet Mabe of Princeton, WV; sister-in-law, Carol Wolfe and her husband Roy of Hawthorne, FL; sister-in-law, Cheryl Fields and her husband Don of Roanoke, VA, Don Mabe of Gainesville, FL; multiple nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins and many friends.

For all their care and kindness, the family is deeply grateful to the staff of DaVita Dialysis Clinic of Hendersonville, NC and Four Seasons Compassion for Life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Creative Beginnings Christian Preschool Scholarship Fund (699 North Grove Street). A Celebration of Life event will be held in 2018.

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  • November 28, 2017
    Larry and Christy Casavant says:
    Larry and I are very saddened to know of Sally's poor health over the years and now her departure to heaven. We have many fond memories of Sally with her infectious smile every time we saw her in our neighborhood, even as she would come right up to our barking Sheltie when others were afraid to do so. She calmed her right down, just as she did so many of us just with her presence. Now she is in the presence of our Lord and so we pray for Roy and the family during this grieving time. May God's love and our prayers be of comfort to all and thank you for including us in the wonderful anniversary celebration. A special time and special memory.

  • November 28, 2017
    Sis Bowles lit a candle:
    Lit since November 28, 2017 at 11:05:14 PM

  • November 29, 2017
    Anne and Bob Gilbert says:
    Sally was the first person to welcome us into the neighborhood. She was a sweet kind lady and we will miss her kind ways and that beautiful sweet smile that she shared with everyone. Sally always had a kind word to say and her belief in Christ showed in the way she lived out her life. She will be missed, but no more suffering for her.

  • November 29, 2017
    Jo Ann Fain says:
    So sorry for us that she has passed, but know that God has warmly welcomed her. It certainly is our loss but Heaven's gain. I first met Sally thru our church, but she was always at our Veterans Event each year just waiting to help. Many thanks to Roy too for being a part of our program. I would also see her at Forest Lawn for those Veteran events. She showed her love for God and also her patriotism. I too will carry with me her smiles, hugs and sweet spirit. I will not forget her. Blessings to Roy and family and may your memories help with your loss.

  • November 29, 2017
    Linda & Jim Nelson says:
    Sally was a kind and loving member of our extended family. We will miss her Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.