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Nilla Dickenson "Dicke" Tredway Sloop

Nilla “Dicke” Tredway Sloop, age 77, passed away on July 7 in Sanford, NC. She was born in Danville, VA, the daughter of Louis and Nilla Tredway. Survivors include her two daughters, Cris Sloop Godwin (Kevin) of Sanford, NC and Katie Sloop of Mount Pleasant, SC; sister Sarah Ellen Webster of Greeneville, TN; grandson Hunter Godwin of Raleigh, NC; loyal fat cat Juilette; and many loving family members and friends.

Dicke grew up in Chatham, VA with a close-knit community of family and friends. She attended Chatham Hall and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Converse College. She later moved to Sanford, NC where she lived for 47 years and was active in the community. Dicke retired from Wake County as the Director of Environmental Health.  

Dicke loved to cook – always trying new recipes or creating her very own. She loved to travel, loved the beach, and most importantly, loved to laugh. Dicke never met a stranger. She “adopted” many children, young and old, as if they were her own. Nilla, Dicke, Dicke-Lou, Mama – we will miss you every day and will see you again.

No services have been scheduled at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lee County Arts Council or Lee County’s Partnership for Children, Christians United Outreach Center of Lee County at cuoclc.org

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Katie and Cris, I'm bereft. I loved her so much. I, like others, remember her joyful laugh. I was blessed to know her (and you).

Celia H Dickerson Jul 25 2022 1:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nilla Dickenson Sloop

Ken Cromartie Jul 20 2022 9:48 PM

Working with Dicke at Wake County was a pleasure and a privilege. She inspired me to do good work and I'm thankful to have known her. Sending heartfelt condolences and love to the family.

Marshall Parrish Jul 19 2022 10:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nilla Dickenson Sloop

Jack Oldham and Betty Jul 13 2022 11:04 AM

Worked with Dicke at LCHD for years, many laughs and great times . The beat at Emerald Isle at the Colebrooks home for girls weekend! Whenever we saw each other we always talked about it. She was the life of the party with her infectious laugh. She will be missed but I will see her again and laugh again. May God give you all comfort and grace . Keep those precious memories forever. Portia Cole

Portia Cole Jul 12 2022 9:13 PM

Harold and I thought the world of Dicke. I'm sure they're discussing things together in Heaven now. She'll be missed.

Rhonda McNeill Jul 12 2022 2:23 PM

Dickie, old friend from Hidden Valley, Owl's Nest, and the Health Department.You will be missed by many.

David Fisher Jul 12 2022 1:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nilla Dickenson Sloop

Linda Keller Kelly Jul 11 2022 10:47 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Lee Tabb Lauterbach Jul 11 2022 5:56 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I always enjoyed talking with Dickie, she was so kind and thoughtful. Love and prayers to her family.

Debbie J Smith Jul 11 2022 12:01 PM

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