Deanna Michele Strapp
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Deanna Michele Strapp
  • September 25, 1947 - April 23, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Deanna Michele 'Mikie' Strapp was called home Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was born to Wayne and Georgenette Casey in Chula Vista, CA on September 25, 1947.

After spending her upbringing enjoying life in the Southern California Sun, she fell in love with a sailor who would spend the upcoming 48 years of his life with the greatest woman to have ever graced this Earth with her presence.

Mikie did a great many things in her life that were always prioritized by family first. Never did she ask for anything beyond herself, and never did she allow anything to be put before her children. She never carried a hobby or activity that didn't encompass her passion for giving, and loving the world that she was so happy to be a part of. Her unending dedication to life, happiness and the welfare of every person she ever came into contact with is impossible to match.

She is survived immediately by her sons and their partners in life, Darren Matthew Strapp and Lori Fuller of Raleigh, NC, J. Casey Strapp and Kelly Howard of Seattle, WA, Ryan and Carrie Strapp of Greensboro, NC. Mikie left seven of the most beautiful grandchildren, Connor, Cameron, Patrick, Brendan, Tianna, Torie, and Logan. She is also survived by her siblings Patricia, and her husband, Steve Loyd of Bakersfield, CA, Rene Lehr of Gresham, OR, and Steven Casey of Gig Harbor, WA.

Mikie was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Melvin D. Strapp of New Bern NC, and her daughter Heather Michele Donham of Tualatin, OR.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 11:00 AM in her memory at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that you take this moment to enjoy your family and loved ones in the maximum capacity that is available to you. Please remit any gifts to the address above prior to 11:00 AM Thursday, or make memorial contributions in her memory to www.stroke.org.