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In loving memory of
Sallie May Ponton Gay Quick
  • May 08, 1936
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  • February 23, 2022

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Sallie May Ponton Gay Quick of Ormond Beach, Fl. Passed away on 23 Feb, 2022 after complications from a stroke. She was preceded in death by her parents Ivan Buxton Gay and Anna Darden and her sister Lena Ruth. Sallie is survived by her husband Lee, sons Bryn, Kennon, and Daryl. She is also survived by cousins whom she felt were close family Roy Lee Ferrell, Patrick Ferrell, Will Ferrell, and Johnny and Vivian Trueblood.

Born on 8 May, 1936 in Weldon, NC, and grew up with her family in Raleigh, NC. There she studied music, took vocal and art lessons while in HS. At this early age a creative wellspring opened up that shaped the rest of her life. After graduating from High School, she got a job performing swing vocals with a traveling big band. When she returned to Raleigh, she joined a quintet singing dance music. The piano player was her future husband Lee Quick. They started dating and performed with local jazz and swing groups.

At one point Sallie went to Wilmington NC college to study art under famous artist Claude Howell. Afterwards she and Lee married and ended up in Newark, Del. There she started developing her upright bass playing skills along with singing and art, all while raising her 2 year and her newborn twin sons. This stage of life began a pattern of juggling her home life with an added creative interest or skill every year. She has delved into Portrait painting, mystery writing, especially when she joined the Ormond Writing League, photography, traveling, stand-up comedy, and improv, clowning, performing on musical and stage productions, acting, and more. While in the Daytona area she and Lee played as a duo and with many local bands and musicians: Sal Ronci, Joe Mose, Harry Burney, E.T. Swing band (St. Aug), Bobby Branca, Sid Blair, Gil Surettes and Shelly London’s big band plus many others.

She loved to meet new people and she loved animals. She traveled many places and twice to Safari adventures in South Africa where she photo’d many lions, elephants, and many others and then would promptly sit down to paint them.

This beautiful, vibrant, talented creative and unique lady will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends at Baldwin Brothers funeral home at 1185 W. Granada Blvd Ste 11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 on Friday, 11 March, 2022 from 3PM to 5PM.


March 11, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Baldwin Brothers Ormond Beach
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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  1. Dee Cunningham says:
    10 Mar 2022
    Sallie was a delightful and personable lady. Her musical talent and artistic endeavors have graced the lives of many who knew her.
    She will be missed. Much love to Lee and the family.
    Dee Cunningham
    a member of North East Florida Jazz Association.

  2. Dee Cunningham says:
    10 Mar 2022
    Sally was a true delight. Talented, personable and gracious. Will miss her smiling face and her music. A warm embrace to Lee.
    Much Love,
    Dee Cunningham,
    member of North East Florida Jazz Association.

  3. Brenda Ferrell says:
    08 Mar 2022
    So saddened to hear this news.
    Sallie was so full of life...so creative. She will be greatly missed. May she be at peace.
    Wishing comfort and healing to Lee and the rest of the family.

  4. Gerry & Debbie Amatucci says:
    08 Mar 2022
    My wife and I knew Sallie and Lee through the local musical groups. So sorry to see her passing. Peace and comfort to Lee and the family.

    Gerry & Debbie Amatucci

  5. Ruth Tremper says:
    03 Mar 2022
    In loving memory of my dear "sister" Sallie Quick.
    She will on in my heart always.
    Ruth Tremper

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