Mabel Short

Mabel Short

APEX – The Short family experienced great heartache with the loss of their beloved Mabel Brantley Short at the age of 80 years old. She was born in Nash Co. to the late Bernice and Mecie Brantley. She worked as a data entry clerk for the North Carolina Rate Bureau. The life she lived was nothing short of amazing. She was a very outgoing and personable woman who loved to help people. Anyone she met for the first time wasn’t a stranger for long. Her personality and smile could always light up any room. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion of those that loved her beyond measure. Mabel was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Tracey Brantley Nagar (Steve); Brother Willard “Bud” Brantley (Ruth), Sister Katie Bunn, and Brother in law, Drexel Gay.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of nearly 40 years, Newton Elgin Short; Brother, Harold Brantley (Anne) and Sister Judy Gay; step-children Pam Cross (Barry), Peggy Williams and Patrick Short (Denise); grandchildren, Amanda Cross, Matthew Cross, Morgan Cross (Chelsea), Amber Perry (Stephen), Zane Short, and Julian Short; two great grandchildren Aubrey and Tucker, & many nieces and nephews.

Flowers welcomed or memorials contributions can be made to Transitions LifeCare.

Memorial service will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory of Wendell NC, with visitation from 1:00pm to 2:00pm prior to service.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

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  • Kathy A Hazel Posted February 24, 2024 1:04 pm

    Mabel was a very special neighbor, always taking time to stop and visit on her daily walks with Newt. She will be greatly missed! Sending love and prayers of comfort to Newt and all of Mabel’s family. <3
    The Hazel Family

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