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Michelle Leigh Fladung

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June 27, 1962 - Dec. 30, 2019 

Michelle Leigh Fladung passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 30, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones and beloved animals.

Michelle was born June 27, 1962 in Denver, Colorado to the late Donna Marie Jones and Albert Fladung. She is survived by her partner Greg Handerhan; daughters Cassie Chando and Sarah Rush; granddaughter Victoria Chando and her many family members.

Michelle was a woman of many roles and talents. In addition to being a fantastic mother, sister, daughter, friend and partner, Michelle was an artist and adventurer. Her art took many forms, and she found great pleasure in creating things that would bring joy to others and add beauty to the world.

She loved fiercely and with all she had. She adored her granddaughter, Victoria, and loved her partner, Greg. Partners in the truest sense, they did life together and remained side by side through it all.

Michelle displayed an unfailing good spirit, grace and resilience that inspired those around her. She touched the lives of so many with the beautiful things she created, from her many works of art to her children.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10-11 a.m. at Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. All are welcome to stop by and celebrate Michelle’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Transitions LifeCare at or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607-6372.