Michele Irene Makowski Teal

December 5, 1959 - September 6, 2023

12/05/1959 - 09/06/2023

Past Services

Saturday November 04, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Michele Irene Makowski Teal, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Irene Teresa Kennedy Makowski.


Michele was born and raised on Long Island, then moved to Florida in her mid 20’s where she lived on and off for years. She lived for a short time in Kansas City, Missouri as well as Beaufort, South Carolina, before moving to Hendersonville, North Carolina, where she spent the last 14 years of her life. Michele had a lifelong passion for tennis and working in customer service roles in the pet and restaurant industries. Despite many setbacks and hurdles in life, Michele kept an upbeat and sunny disposition to those that knew her casually. Michele enjoyed cooking, animals, playing cards, and sports. She was a good friend to many and always tried to be helpful.


She is survived by her father Stanley Joseph Makowski, Jr; sister, Liza Makowski; and one brother, Stan Makowski III. Michele gave birth to seven children, Gene Sanchez Leeds, Samantha Sanchez, Stan Makowski IV (Mack), Sabrina Teal, Sean Teal, Irene Teal Schlimmer; and a child who was adopted.


A visitation organized by her family will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Friends, neighbors, and co-workers are welcome to attend.


In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcome at the Blue Ridge Humane Society, (828) 692-2639 or by visiting, https://www.blueridgehumane.org/.


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