Sue Neal Menefee

April 20, 1923November 22, 2018

Sue Neal Menefee, 95, of Bridgewater Home, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

She was born on April 20, 1923 in Nelson County and was the daughter of the late Ernest Palmer and Mary Mercer Broaddus Neal.

Sue was a long time member of Saint Stephens United Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and enjoyed boating on the Potomac River, attending Virginia Tech football games and traveling.

She was the youngest of five sisters, who grew up in Charlottesville just behind the “Corner” of the University of Virginia. She attended Mary Washington College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, where she worked at the end of WWII as a Registered Nurse.

On June 11, 1946 she married Wade W. Menefee, Jr., who passed away on October 16, 2004.

She is survived by two sons, W. Whitfield Menefee, III and wife, Sharon, of Mt. Crawford and W. Neal Menefee and wife, Ann, of Belmont, NC; two grandchildren, Dr. W. Chadwick Menefee of Raleigh, NC, and Claire M. Short and husband, John, of Charlotte, NC; two great-grandchildren, William Tyler Short and John Bennett Short of Charlotte, NC.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters.

Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated and a graveside service will be held 11 am, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Woodbine Cemetery with Chaplain Russ Barb officiating. Following the service a fellowship lunch will be held at Bridgewater Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Retirement Community Foundation or Bridgewater Rescue Squad.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Fellowship Lunch Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sue Neal Menefee

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Courtland Meyer

November 25, 2018

Whit and Neal,

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Sue. I will always remember and treasure your father, Wade's friendship with my father, Bill Gunn. Whit, you were also so kind and supportive when I worked as a house parent at VSDB. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you celebrate her wonderful life. Heaven is blessed with another lovely angel.