Dean Thompson Sasser went to be with Her Lord on the morning of October 20, 2018.She was born February 26, 1934 to Paul David Thompson and Polly Honeycutt Thompson in Concord, NC.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Jeff Springer officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:15-9:45 am prior to the service. A private interment will be held at a later date.
In addition to her parents, Dean was preceded in death by her loving husband Jack Dempsey Sasser, 2 children, Pamela Sasser McLester and son James Bruce Sasser and one grandchild, Jimmy D. Sasser.
Dean is survived by her daughter Teresa Lynn Sasser (Jerry) of Albemarle and son Jeffery C. Sasser (Robert) of Charlotte, NC. 2 grandchildren, Jennifer Watkins (Justin) of Oxford, NC and Tim McLester of Oakboro, NC. She was known as Grandma Dee Dee by her 3 great granddaughters, Ava McLester of Arizona, Lila Jean and Piper Grace Watkins of Oxford, NC, all girls that she loved dearly. She is also survived by her sister, Frances Gilbert (Melvin) of Oakboro, NC and brother Bob Thompson (Jean) of Oakboro, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dean was the most giving compassionate person. She chose to volunteer for Hospice of Stanly County because giving back was who she was. She was charming, witty, and always had a strong faith in God. She was a devoted and loyal member of Big Lick Baptist Church for over 60 years and was a true and faithful servant to her Lord. Dean had an infectious personality and never met many strangers. Some of her most memorable moments were spent at Holden Beach with her husband and family. Dean enjoyed trips with the Big Lick Goodtimers and trips to Hawaii to spend time with her daughter Teresa. She also traveled to New Mexico, Santa Fe, Colorado, and Canada. She was a beacon of light to her family. She was a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother, friend but most of all she was a woman of faith.
The family wishes to thank the physicians and nursing staff of the 11th Tower at CHS Atrium for their love and expert care of our mother, and members and friends of Big Lick Church for their love and prayers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Food Bank Stanly County or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region 7845 Little Avenue Charlotte, NC 28226.
Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Sasser family.