OBITUARY

Susan Morgan Armstrong

October 7, 1915January 23, 2013
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Susan Lucinda Morgan Armstrong, 97, of 1034 Bassett Heights Road, Bassett, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at her home. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on October 7, 1915 to Ernest John Morgan, Sr. and Louie Murphy Wright Morgan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Robert Ward “Bob” Armstrong and one brother, Ernest John Morgan, Jr. During World War II she was employed by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in various locations in the United States and in Martinsville. She later worked part-time for the Ferrum Veneer Corporation. She served as organist of the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church for 42 years, from 1945 until 1987. In 1992, she was elected organist emeritus by the church. She was a member of the Bassett Garden Club and served as its president. For many years the club conducted an annual “bazaar” in Bassett to raise money for community and charitable purposes. Surviving are her two sons, retired Judge Robert Morgan Armstrong of Bassett and former Delegate Ward Lynn Armstrong of Martinsville. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Robert Charles Armstrong, Courtney Lynn Armstrong and Whitney Akers Armstrong. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, Bassett, with the Rev. Jim Hewitt officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m. Friday at the church. In case of inclement weather the family will receive friends an hour before the funeral on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, P.O. Box 503, Bassett, VA 24055 for use by the music committee. Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, is in charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Jane Porter

January 28, 2013

Susan was a very special person to our family. i am so sorry for your loss, i know all of the pot luck gang are together in heaven.

January 27, 2013

Mrs. Armstrong was such a great friend to both of my parents. She was always a part of our family. I saw her at church so much playing the organ when I was growing up and also at the famous "pot luck dinners". I had so many interesting conversations with her throughout the years and continued to be amazed by her spirit as she got older. I always looked forward to seeing her whenever I got home to Bassett and I will miss her.My family grew to love and respect her as well.

Betsy Lynn
Woodstock, Ga

Warren Rodgers

January 26, 2013

We were saddened to hear of Mrs. Armstrong's passing. We would like you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time of grief. Warren and RJ

Kelsey Lynn

January 25, 2013

Whitney,
Your grandmother was a truly amazing friend to my grandmother. I always enjoyed seeing Mrs. Armstrong. She had so many wonderful stories about her family and friends and the famous "Pot Luck" group. Her mind was as sharp as ever, which I find quite intriguing. I will miss your grandmother whenever I get to visit Bassett. Thinking about you and your family through this difficult time.

With love,
Kelsey Lynn

Peggy Hoffman-Schmidt

January 25, 2013

Susan Armstrong was a VERY special lady who brought great joy to many through her music, delightful personality and her gracious ways! My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all who she has left behind. She is with Bob, again, her partner, best friend, the love of her life!!!! I know her passing has left a great vacancy in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

ANN KING

January 24, 2013

WELL SUSAN YOU WERE SUCH A GOOD FRIEND ILOVED YOUR MOM SO I PRAY FOR YOU MORGAN AND WARD RIP WITH LOTS OF LOVE IM IN GREENSBORO NC IF YOUALL NEED ANYTHING LET ME KNOW BE BLESSED

January 24, 2013

Mrs. Armstrong brought great joy to all of us that listened to her play the organ. She was a lovely person and I was blessed to know her and her family. I will keep all of her family in prayer. So glad I was able to see her a few years ago at the last anniversary at Pocahontas.
Sincerely,
Ellin Walmsley McCulloch

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