Sallie Lou Mathis Moak

BLYTHEWOOD – Sallie Lou Mathis Moak, 85, of Blythewood, S.C., passed this life and entered into eternity on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Taussig Angelo Moak and the daughter of Furman Marion and Mamie Bell Elmore Mathis of Columbia. Born on April 3, 1927 in Columbia, she attended University High School and was a lifelong member of Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Blythewood.

Sallie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was a full-time homemaker and especially enjoyed caring for family and friends. She loved her Lord and Savior, the church and her family. She will be missed by many.

Survivors include her children, Lucille H. Snelgrove (Calvin) of Blythewood, Billie Lee H. Jackson (Robert) of Lexington, Taussig “Butch” Moak (Cathy) of Blythewood, Teresa L. Jackson of Flat Rock, N.C., Norman Moak (Donnette) of Blythewood and Mark Moak of the home; sisters, Mary (Barney) Brewer, Mickey (Mark) Hafey, Virginia (W.L.) Warren, Betty (Robert) Moak, and Nell Wylie; sister-in-law, Hilda Mathis; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Sallie was preceded in death by her son, Johnny Lee Moak; son-in-law, Gladston Jackson; grandsons, Roy Jackson and Doug Snelgrove; granddaughter, Mechelle Snelgrove Chaney; brothers, Eldridge Mathis and Doug Mathis; and brother-in-law, Robert Wylie.

The funeral service for Mrs. Moak will be held 12 o’clock, Friday, Feb. 22, at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Blythewood conducted by the Rev. David Ludwick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 until 7 o’clock at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia. Memorials may be sent to Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1729 Blythewood Road, Blythewood, S.C. 29016. Memories and condolences may be added to the online guestbook at

The family would like to thank Agape Hospice and Frances Kennedy, Sallie’s caregiver of three and a half years.

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