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Sallie Mae Stroud Leach

Sallie Mae Stroud Leach, 69, of 1106 Stanton Drive Shelby, NC passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on June 4, 1951 in Cleveland County, NC to the late Charlie Stroud, Jr. and Cora Lee Schenck Stroud.

Sallie was a 1969 graduate of Crest High School. Sallie began working at Fiber Industries and was employed there for 29 years. After leaving Fiber Industries, she began employment with Yorkshire Americas International in Lowell, NC and worked there until the company closed. She retired from the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC. While working at Fiber, she attended Cosmetology School and became a licensed cosmetologist and became the co-owner of Reflections Hairstyling Salon. She continued serving the community by doing hair. During her retirement, she spent the rest of her days as a substitute teacher.

Sallie was a faithful member of Brooks Chapel United Methodist Church in Polkville, NC. She served her church faithfully as a lay speaker, Finance Committee member, United Methodist Women member, Trustee Board member, Steward and Kitchen Committee member and she helped in the Youth/Children Ministries.

Sallie married Bobby Leach, Sr. and from that union their son Bobby Leach, Jr. was born.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie Stroud, Joe Stroud, Dwayne Spikes and Randy Spikes.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Bobby Eugene Leach, Jr. of Shelby, NC; her siblings, Robert Stroud (Betty) of Shelby, NC, Hoyt Stroud of Charlotte, NC, Gracie Stroud of Montgomery, AL, Diana Bell (Ernest), Dorothy Leach, Warren Spikes (Sherry), Patricia Moore and Carolyn Griffin all of Shelby, NC; seven grandchildren, Kadedra Ussery, Aniyah Perry-Leach, Kavacia Shell, Samiyah Perry-Foster, Symoriah Littlejohn and Bobby Leach, III all of Shelby, NC and Jayden Walker of Forest City, NC; one great-grandchild, Dane Fuller of Shelby; a special friend, Ray Watson of Shelby; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Ms. Leach will be private. The family will be receiving friends at S.T. Enloe Memorial Chapel on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Burial will take place at Sunset Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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