OBITUARY

Sue Barnwell White

March 25, 1930April 27, 2021
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Sue Barnwell White of Lenoir passed away on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. Sue was born in Burke County on March 25, 1930 to the late Theodore Franklin Barnwell and Mary Jo Baker Barnwell.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Russell Reed White, her daughter, Susan Dawn White, and two sisters, Mildred Nichols (Pete) and Jean Barrier (Gene).

She is survived by her granddaughter, Kristin Ring (Roland) of Buckhannon, West Virginia, one sister, Emily Craig (Bill), two brothers, Roy Barnwell (Sandra), and Wayne Barnwell (Margaret), and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She also has her first great-grandchild on the way, a blessing she was thrilled to know about before she passed.

Sue was a graduate of Morganton High School and then began her career as a secretary working in insurance, financial, and healthcare offices for 46 years. She retired from Caldwell County Health Department.

Church was always an important part of her life. At her home church, North Catawba Baptist Church, she taught a girl's Sunday School Class and was church pianist for ten years. They moved to the First Baptist Church of Hudson in 1968 and soon after she was teaching in the 4th grade Sunday School Department and pianist for 19 years. During this time, she was also a GA leader, choir member, and financial secretary.

After retirement, Sue and Russell enjoyed traveling and were able to visit many interesting places in the United States and Canada. Her hobbies included working with flowers, sewing, crafts and cooking. She was a person of great faith and a strong Christian mother and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Hudson. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the church. Interment will follow in Sardis Cemetery. The memorial service will be officiated by Rev. R. Mack Jarvis III and Rev. Wade Dellinger.

Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Hudson, 345 Main Street, Hudson, NC 28638 or North Catawba Baptist Church, 1596 North Catawba Church Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhonme.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Sue Barnwell White.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her granddaughter, Kristin Ring (Roland) of Buckhannon, West Virginia, one sister, Emily Craig (Bill), two brothers, Roy Barnwell (Sandra), and Wayne Barnwell (Margaret), and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She also has her first great-grandchild on the way, a blessing she was thrilled to know about before she passed

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    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Biography

Sue Barnwell White of Lenoir passed away on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. Sue was born in Burke County on March 25, 1930 to the late Theodore Franklin Barnwell and Mary Jo Baker Barnwell.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Russell Reed White, her daughter, Susan Dawn White, and two sisters, Mildred Nichols (Pete) and Jean Barrier (Gene).

She is survived by her granddaughter, Kristin Ring (Roland) of Buckhannon, West Virginia, one sister, Emily Craig (Bill), two brothers, Roy Barnwell (Sandra), and Wayne Barnwell (Margaret), and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She also has her first great-grandchild on the way, a blessing she was thrilled to know about before she passed.

Sue was a graduate of Morganton High School and then began her career as a secretary working in insurance, financial, and healthcare offices for 46 years. She retired from Caldwell County Health Department.

Church was always an important part of her life. At her home church, North Catawba Baptist Church, she taught a girl's Sunday School Class and was church pianist for ten years. They moved to the First Baptist Church of Hudson in 1968 and soon after she was teaching in the 4th grade Sunday School Department and pianist for 19 years. During this time, she was also a GA leader, choir member, and financial secretary.

After retirement, Sue and Russell enjoyed traveling and were able to visit many interesting places in the United States and Canada. Her hobbies included working with flowers, sewing, crafts and cooking. She was a person of great faith and a strong Christian mother and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Hudson. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the church. Interment will follow in Sardis Cemetery. The memorial service will be officiated by Rev. R. Mack Jarvis III and Rev. Wade Dellinger.

Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Hudson, 345 Main Street, Hudson, NC 28638 or North Catawba Baptist Church, 1596 North Catawba Church Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhonme.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Sue Barnwell White.