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Amanda Paige Deputy

April 4, 1997 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 26) 26 Years Old

Amanda Deputy Obituary

Amanda “Mandie” Paige Deputy passed away on January 31 st , 2024 surrounded by close family
while watching one of her favorite movies, Fried Green Tomatoes. She was born to Charlotte
and Roy Deputy on April 4 th , 1997 in Newark, Delaware. While growing up in the shadow of her
older sister, Jaynie was no easy task, Mandie was up for the challenge and persistently bested
her with her quick wit, easygoing attitude, and selflessness, earning her the title of favorite
daughter. She spent her formative years obliging to Jaynie’s games and wishes, as well as
dominating as a soccer goalie, of which she started playing at the mere age of 5 years.
She attended Polytech High school, a vocational school, where she decided at age 14 years that
she was going to become a Physical Therapist when she grew up. As an adolescent, she
developed her love for quirky alternative music, funny and sometimes obscene memes, and any
movie with a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, especially if it was a comedy-horror film. She was
an avid Philadelphia sports team supporter, especially the 76ers, as evidenced by the constant
sound of squeaking sneakers coming from the television set, much to her brother-in-law’s
She attended Wesley University in Dover, Delaware, playing collegiate soccer, ultimately
graduating in 2020 with her bachelor’s degree in biology. Upon her acceptance to Winston
Salem State University’s Physical Therapy program, she moved to North Carolina. It was here
where she truly carried out her life’s ambition: to help others who are less fortunate. While
obtaining her doctorate in Physical Therapy, she worked as a tutor, helping local children of all
ages during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time in which learning was especially difficult. To no
one’s surprise, she went above and beyond the call of duty, serving as a mentor for several of
these children. If working and obtaining an advanced degree wasn’t enough, she also
volunteered virtually every free moment of her time to the Forsyth County Humane Society,
another mission important to her. She even fostered for them despite her inability to keep a
beta fish for longer than a month or so (we know they didn’t die from “old age,” Mandie).
Anything of interest to her quickly became a passion, as evidenced by the micro greenhouse of
houseplants she cared for in her modestly lit apartment.
She lived a full and giving life despite a diagnosis of brain cancer at the age of 17 years. Her
resilience in the face of adversity is admirable to all who have ever known her. While her family
would have loved to have had much more time with her, we are so supremely grateful to have
had an incredible 26 years with Mandie and will never forget her tenacity for life, altruism,
complete disregard for all things materialistic, comical frugality, goofy sense of humor, and
fierce independence.
She is preceded in death by her grandma and grandpa, Edna and Jim Deputy, her poppop,
Buddy Balling, her uncles, Jimmy Deputy and Harry Harper, her childhood dog, Rocky, and her
idol, Betty White. Left with countless priceless memories, she is survived by her parents, Roy
and Charlotte Deputy, sister and brother-in-law, Jaynie Deputy and Tripp Kirby, her dog-nieces,
Bindi and Winnie, her mommom, Peggy Balling, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

An immediate service to celebrate Mandie’s life is not planned, but a memorial service will be
held later this year and announced by her family.

Mandie’s family requests that any donations be made to your local Humane Society in her
name as a means of continuing her legacy and generous spirit.
While no words can truly describe the magnanimous impression she has made during her short
time on this Earth, we certainly did try. We love you, Mandie. Say hi to everyone up there for

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