Susan Beth Arnold

December 6, 1958May 29, 2010

Susan “Beth” Arnold, age 51, of Norfolk, Virginia died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Danville Regional Medical Center of Danville, Virginia.

She was born December 6, 1958 in Martinsville to Bennie L. Arnold and Betty H. Arnold.

Ms. Arnold graduated from Fieldale Collinsville High School in 1977 as valedictorian and Randolph Macon College in 1981 with honors. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Norfolk. Ms. Arnold was employed at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Norfolk as a creative assistant.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bennie L. Arnold; paternal grandparents, Edgar D. and Susie B. Arnold and maternal grandfather, Henry J. Stephenson.

She is survived by her mother, Betty H. Arnold of Fieldale; sister, Annette A. Willis of Roanoke, Virginia; brother, Bret L. Arnold of Madison, North Carolina and grandmother, Margaret H. Stephenson of Fieldale.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and other times at her mother’s home.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Fieldale Baptist Church with Reverend Frank Gribble officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.

Memorials may be made to Fieldale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Fieldale, Virginia 24089. Arrangements are by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett. Online condolences may be sent by going to



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Linda Morgan

January 18, 2011

To Beth's family, I am so sad to hear about Beth. It does not seem possible that I will not see her in this life again. I have been looking over our pictures together from our Richmond days, she was so much fun and so full of life. We were so blessed to have her for a while, thank you for sharing her with us. I have pictures I would like to share with you, possibly through e-mail or I could mail them to you. God bless

Candace (Wood) Calentine

June 9, 2010

To the Arnold Family: I knew Beth in the 90's through a mutual friend, Mary Jenkins. Ironically, I was in facebook trying to locate numerous people and Beth was one of them. I googled her name and was shocked to see the obit today, June 9, 2010. I wish to offer my sympathies. Beth was a great friend and although my life issues kept us apart, I always thought very fondly of her.

Judy Boltz

June 6, 2010

Mrs Arnold and family, I met Beth in 1986 in the singles' class at Tab Church. Over the years, I remember her as a vivacious and physically pretty person as well as one with much courage and siritual depth - one who would pray sincerely and truthfully. I will pray for God's voice to lift you each day. Judy Boltz

June 5, 2010

To the Arnold Family,

I would like to offer my deepest condolences and sympathies to you on the passing of our beloved Beth Arnold. Beth was a true inspiration to the members of the Olive Grove Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia as our Administrative and Creative Assistant. Her beautiful spirit will live inside of us and our ministries forever. We will continue to keep your family lifted up in our thoughts and prayers.


Phillip Hawkins, Jr.
OGBC Member
Norfolk, Virginia

Gayle Dalton

June 4, 2010

Dear Betty, Net and Bret,
We are so sorry for your loss. Even though I never met Beth personally, I know that she was a wonderful and beautiful person. Please take comfort in your memories and the times that you shared and know that this isn't goodbye just a see you later. Our prayers are with you all.
Jason and Gayle Dalton (Stoneville, NC)

Paula Rodgers

June 3, 2010

Mrs. Arnold,
I was sad to learn of the news of Beth's passing. I have known Beth for over 20 years, maybe even over 25. I was alway amazed how beautiful and put together she was every time I saw her. She had a passion for the children at Tab, and my son was privilege to have her as his AWANA leader several years ago. She was loved by her "Tab" family and we will miss her greatly. She was a precious gift that God gave to us for 20+ years.
Paula Rodgers, Norfolk VA

Anita Monroe

June 3, 2010

So sorry to hear of Beth's passing. The babies at Tab loved her and she will be missed. Praying for you during this difficult time.
Anita Monroe, Va. Beach

Leslie Jones

June 3, 2010

Mrs. Arnold, I was very sad to hear of Beth's passing. I sang with Beth about 20 years ago on the praise team at Tabernacle Church of Norfolk. She was so much fun and she just radiated her love for Jesus to everyone. You and your family are in my prayers. In Christ, Leslie Jones

Sharon Swink

June 3, 2010

Mrs. Arnold,
I was so shocked to hear of Beth's passing, and am so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely person, so vivacious and always had a smile and kind greeting each Sunday I saw her. We worked together in the Tab nursery years ago, and you could tell how much Beth loved the children. May the Lord encourage you with His loving Word and promises that are always true, and give you great comfort and a real sense of His presence with you over the tough months ahead.

Terry Wilson

June 2, 2010

Bett ~ watching the video , looking at the early Pictures, that is what I remember so FONDLY as a Child. Beth & I sharing Dec. Birthdays, always getting together around Christmas - the Family pictures I Loved looking at them, boy what wonderful & beautiful memories of my Most Special Childhood Friend. Beth was a BEAUTIFUL PERSON inside & Out & I will always remember her and our Times together Growing up Most Fondly
Sincere Sympathy to you, Annette & Bret and family - -Love Always,
Terry G. Wilson, & Ed/ Lucille & Gene Gravely