Michelle Drozeck Lindley
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Michelle Drozeck Lindley
  • June 14, 1958 - January 11, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Michelle Lindley died peacefully in her sleep at home on January 11, 2018. She was an inspiration of faith, strength and courage during her illness.

Michelle was born on June 14, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Alex Drozeck and Eleanor Drozeck . She attended the Pennsylvania School of the Arts for classical piano. She was a graduate of Penn State University. After graduating from Penn State, she went to work for Disney in Orlando where she graduated from their management program. She was on the opening team for the Grand Floridian at Disney World. Michelle then decided to change careers and go into banking. She worked for Suntrust in Orlando. In 1992, she moved to Raleigh to work at BB&T. In I994, she started with First Citizens, retiring in November, 2017, as Senior Vice President in the Institutional Trust, where she was often the number one sales person for the bank.

Family and friends were drawn to her because of her generosity and kind heart. She always tried to find the best in people and never had a bad word to say about anybody.

She was a member of Carolina Country Club where she just started to take up golf.

Michelle is survived by her husband, Tom, of 21 years; her mother, Eleanor Drozeck; brother, Michael Drozeck; sisters, Valerie McDonald (Ed), and Debra Ballerino (John), all of Orlando, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Alex Drozeck and her grandparents Bertha and Joe Chislow.

The family would like to thank Nancy Stamey, along with many dear friends who have been here for Michelle during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church Musical Fund, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27608 or Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.

A memorial service in celebration of Michelle will be held at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 3:00. The family will receive visitors following the service in the Fellowship Hall.