Tiffani Mabe Pepper

1989 - 2023

Tiffani Mabe Pepper
April 11, 1989 – October 12, 2023
Celebration of Life
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Visitation at 2pm followed by the service at 3pm
Bethany Baptist Church

On October 12, 2023, we lost a big piece of our heart and the light of our family, Tiffani Mabe Pepper
was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on a glorious fall morning when her faith became sight. We are
grateful to the Lord for the gift of Tiffani's life and the immense impact she had on our family, friends,
and the world. From the moment she was born on April 11, 1989, she embodied God's image on earth,
radiating beauty, spirit, and a deep love for others. Her favorite verse, Psalm 28:7, perfectly captured
her unwavering trust in the Lord as her strength and shield.
Tiffani's joy and infectious enthusiasm for life were evident from her earliest years. She had a smile for
everyone and a genuine zest for life that inspired those around her.
Growing up alongside her sister Jessica and “sister” cousins Ashley and Stephanie, Tiffani took on the
role as a loving and nurturing figure, caring for them as a mother even though she was one of the
youngest. Their bond was unbreakable, and they shared countless memories, including their annual
beach trips spanning 25 years. Along with the close-knit “brother” cousins Travis and Todd, the six
helped to form a large family rooted in love, resilience, and unwavering support.
Her love and loyalty extended deeply from family to friends and coworkers. Tiffani welcomed every new
member of her family with open arms and the best hugs this side of heaven, always there for those in
need, selflessly offering her time and assistance.
Tiffani’s love story took her on a journey where she met Preston Pepper, the love of her life and became
his wife on May 2, 2015. From the moment they met, they completed each other, and their love was
more than a fairy tale it was God deemed. Preston's unwavering love and support provided Tiffani with
the strength and confidence she had always longed for in a partner. Tiffani’s love for Preston grew
deeper every day making him an even better man but together the world was a brighter place because
of their union.
As a professional, Tiffani pursued her passion for cooking by attending culinary school and for eight
years she was a chef at Samaritan Ministries. She delighted palates with her culinary talent and got to
know the volunteer teams, praying diligently for what was going on in their lives. Tiffani’s
compassionate heart not only led her to serve those in need but also in a new career in patient services
with Adapt Health where her love for her patients and team was evident in everything she did.
While Tiffani did not have biological children, she had the privilege of being an aunt and a godmother to
many lucky children. Her love for her nieces, nephews, and godchild knew no bounds. They
affectionately called her Aunt TiTi, and they knew they were cherished and adored by her. Tiffani's role
in their lives served as a beautiful example of love in action.
Tiffani was preceded in death by: “Papa Jack” Mabe, “Papa Charlie” Swift, and “Grandma Jo” Swift.

Tiffani is survived by her beloved husband, Preston Pepper; her adoring parents, Jeff and Donna Mabe;
sister, Jessica Mabe (Justin White); in-laws: mom Debbie Pepper, brother and sister Eric Pepper, wife
Chelsea; nieces, Zoe Parsons, Taylor Tankersley, Madison Snow, Mae Miller, Ainsleigh Mense, Allison
Snow, Tinsley Tankersley, Harper Ladd, and Isobel Mense; nephews, Austin Robertson, Jacob Johnson,
Zach Parsons, Nolan Mense, Ethan Mabe, Daniel Johnson, Titus Tankersley, Wyatt Miller, and Judson
Ladd; godchild, Makenzie Chadwick; devoted grandmothers, Valena Mabe and Tresa Swift; cherished
uncles, aunts, and cousins, Debbie and Ted Tankersley (Travis, wife Christine and Todd, wife Leslie),
Chuck and Sherrie Mabe (Ashley Snow, husband Chris and Stephanie Mabe), and Michelle Mabe; Terri
Newman (Jennifer Miller, husband Craig), Junior and Kathy Swift (Valerie Johnson, husband Derek, Sarah
Smith (Cody Ladd), and Tracy Mense), Dustin and April Pearson (Hailey, Noah, and Tobias); and the
extended Mabe, Swift, and Pepper families. During this time of mourning and adjustment to life without
our beloved Tiffani, we pray for comfort and mercy upon all those left to carry her light.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Bethany Baptist Church, 600 Old
Hollow Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Visitation with family will start at 2pm followed by the service at
3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Tiffani’s honor to Samaritan
Ministries, 414 E. Northwest Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
Tiffani's tribe was composed of family and friends who were fiercely loved by her. Her radiant light was
too bright for any one of us to bear alone, but together we can honor her spirit by living lives filled with
intentional joy, love, and compassion for others. We will always and forever remain part of Tiffani and
Preston's tribe, eagerly awaiting the day when faith becomes sight, and our hallelujahs never cease.
Sweet girl, we love you deeply, and we thank the Lord for the blessings you brought into our lives.


17 tributes for Tiffani Mabe Pepper

  1. Brianne

    So very grateful for the years I got to know you and experience your light while working hat Samaritan Ministries💖✨🙏🏽
    I’m sure anyone who got a chance to know you, loved you! Such a beautiful light in this world!

  2. Donna Martin Hudson

    What a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful girl..
    Heartfelt condolences to Donna & all family & friends. Living you all up in prayer 🙏 🙌

  3. Donna Martin Hudson

    What a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful girl..
    Heartfelt condolences to Donna & all family & friends. Lifting you all up in prayer 🙏 🙌

  4. Brenda Mabe

    Love never dies, you sweet awesome niece who Uncle Wayne and me Aunt Brenda love those sweet loving arms that gave best wonderful hugs and love always flowed when we met. Until that day we met again LORD just hold her close, Remembing the special time I keep Jesscia and you and that special sweet blond hair little girl who capture our heart then and held forever. We love Preston and shall be here for him for you.

  5. Marilyn Bowers

    Beautiful words with such heartfelt love Donna. You and your family will remain in our prayers.
    Love, Uncle Jerry & Aunt Marilyn

  6. Emily (Dennis) Mouton

    What to say for such a kind and loving person. I will always remember Tiffani as one who showed me love and compassion. During our years of middle/high school together we created memories that I will always cherish. Tiffani truly touched my heart and for that I will be ever grateful. Praying for the family continually for peace and comfort.

  7. Jeff Swift

    What a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful young lady. Condolences to the family and prayers for you all during this time. Heaven is getting sweeter by the day and a glad reunion day is soon to come. What a blessing it is to know our loved ones await us on heaven’s bright shore!

  8. Brenda Johnson

    My condolences to the family of this lovely young lady. My prayers for my co-worker Donna; may God give you the needed strength during the days ahead.

  9. April Poling

    What beautiful words describing Tiffani’s life and the amazing human she was. I only barely knew her through work but her positivity and lovely spirit was always evident. You could tell she found joy in helping others. Many thoughts and prayers are with Tiffani’s family.

  10. Donnette Moore

    Sending my condolences to the family! Your beloved Tiffani was the most amazing person I’ve met in a long time! I truly love and miss her dearly. Love You Tiffani

  11. Vivian

    Tiffani was an all around wonderful human. I’ve never had a conversation with her where she was not bubbly and encouraging. Working with Tiffani was a blessing that was a gift from God to me. I will miss her but I find comfort in knowing she’ll be waiting at the Gates of Heaven with her bright beautiful smile. She’ll sing my name ‘Vivvvvvvv’ as she always done and we’ll just laugh.

  12. Mary Topaum

    I know we had just met at work; you were such a breath of fresh air and sunshine; you were always Eager and ready to help me and others. Many prayers to your family and friends. You will be missed.

  13. Kimberly A Cary

    All I can hear ” HEY LADY, WHATCHA GOT, then the infectious laugh. We shared a lot and had the same sense of humor; we both were Aries 9th & 10th. A true angel beautiful inside and out. I too will find comfort in knowing you knew the Lord and you’re with him now. Keeping your family in my prayers. You will truly be missed my friend and sister oxoxox

  14. Greg White

    Tiffani was a vibrant wonderful young lady, so many memories of her growing up, in youth with Kayla. I have been praying for everyone in their grief, as she celebrates life eternal. Love and prayers daily for everyone.

  15. Shonta Fleming

    Prayers of strength and comfort to the family…I enjoyed working with Tiffani and loved when she made chicken alfredo🥰her spirit and love for the guests was so warm and welcoming..she will be missed soooo much.

  16. Mary Parriman

    What a blessing it was to know Tiffani! She had a contagious smile and laugh that just made you feel good! I will really miss that! Her love for the Lord and selflessness was remarkable and life changing for so many people!
    The ripples of her love and care will be felt for many, many years!

  17. Debbie Hazelwood

    Tiffiani was a warm and sweet lady. I really enjoyed working with her at Samaritan. She was always smiling and friendly. Prayers for Preston and the entire family to find peace and comfort!


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