Nellie Mae Coffey Sallinger
Nellie Mae Coffey Sallinger
  • July 21, 1937 - October 21, 2017
  • Amherst, Virginia

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Nellie Mae "Nell" Coffey Sallinger, 80, of Amherst, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the loving wife of Murray "Sal" Sallinger for 56 years.

Born on July 21, 1937 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas Coffey and Thelma May Bowling Coffey. Nell retired from AT&T, was a member of the Eastern Star Westminster Chapter #99in Norfolk and was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles but she loved to shop. Nell also enjoyed going to the lake and her home in the mountains. She loved her family dearly and says farewell to her four legged child, Rusty.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Lyle Coffey and Billy Wayne Coffey.

In addition to her husband, Sal, she is survived by five nieces, Cindy McKinney and husband Johnnie, Regina Scott and husband Marty, Deborah Allen and husband Sidney, Tammy Aveille and husband Michael and Joy Strickfaden and husband Kirk; four great nieces, four great nephews; two great great nephews; two great great nieces; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Brooks.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.