Mallorie Kate McCollum 23, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Born February 16, 1999 in Rutherfordton, NC.
Preceded in death by her father Mike McCollum of Rutherfordton, NC and grand parents Chuck and Brenda McCollum of Rutherfordton, NC.
Mallorie is survived by her Mother, Karla McCollum. Her older brother Brent McCollum and younger brother Seth McCollum of Rutherfordton, NC.
Grandparents Rupert and Wilda Jo Hodge. Great uncle Marshall Burgess of Rutherfordton, NC and aunt Amala and uncle Shannon Sentell of Austin, Tx. Cousins, Gray Sentell and Talbot Sentell of Austin, Texas and SPC. Sloan Sentell stationed at Fort JBER Anchorage, Alaska. Aunt Melinda Bunck of Wilmington, NC; uncle Mike Beam of Hendersonville, NC; cousins, Meghan Marak of Jacksonville, NC, John Bunck of Bloomington, Indiana and Chris King of Providence, NC.
Mallorie was a bright light shining anywhere she went. Beautiful inside and out. She had a contagious laugh and smile that would fill a room as well as your heart. A true friend to everyone she met especially her animals. Mallorie was a vet tech at Eastern Carolina Veterinary Emergency Hospital where she truly loved her job. She was able to bring her beloved dog Chester to work with her which made everyone’s day brighter.
She was a show jumper with her horse Matrix, from Sweetbriar Equestrian Stables. Mallorie was truly one of a kind and will be so terribly missed by so many friends and family.
Mallorie would want you to do something that makes someone happy, create something that inspires someone, and to always be someone’s light when the are hopeless.