Greta Jane Alligood Fisher

Published 5:58 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Mrs. Greta Jane Alligood Fisher, age 75, a resident of Raleigh, died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

A funeral service was held graveside at her family’s plot in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington on April 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. The service was conducted by the Rev. Katherine Mitchell. Memorial services are planned this summer in both Raleigh and Washington, at which time family and friends will celebrate her life.

Mrs. Fisher was born on June 13, 1944, in Washington, where she grew up. She was the daughter of the late Wilber Earl Alligood and Viola Cullipher Alligood. In high school, she was an honor student, attending Girl’s State, being a member of the National Honor Society and graduating Valedictorian of her senior class of Washington High School in 1962. She went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She was a member of Chi Beta Phi, Sigma Tau Sigma and earned the Freshman Math Award. Upon graduation from ECU, she went to work for Burlington Industries in Wake Forest. Later, she worked for a division of First Union Bank before going to work at the N.C. State Department of Administration, where she remained until her retirement, upon which she received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the governor. Upon moving to Raleigh, she renewed dating her high school sweetheart and married him in 1968.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joffre Fisher Jr. and multiple cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the individual’s favorite charities or any animal rescue groups.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Fisher family.