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Mary Eleanor Noonan Sappington

Mary Eleanor Noonan Sappington, age 96, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, November 12. Mary was a Captain in the Army Aircorps during WWII and served as a nurse and medical records specialist for many years, including over a decade at Wake Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Clarence Lester Sappington (d. 2000) and two sons, Clarence Lester Sappington, Jr. (d. 1987) and James William Sappington (d. 2007). She is survived by daughter, Annette Melvin; son, Thomas Sappington; grandson, Stephen; granddaughter, Tiffany; and great-grandsons; Austin, Braden and Connor. She is also survived by many loving family members, friends and her faith community at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Her family will receive friends on Friday November 14, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh NC 27609. A funeral mass will be held Saturday November 15, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608. Following the mass the family will receive friends in the Fallon Center at the church. Burial will follow at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Dr., Wake Forest, NC 27587. Condolences may be sent to the family at