OBITUARY

Sumalee K. Bretz

June 17, 1935August 7, 2018
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Sumalee K. Bretz, 83, passed away on August 7, 2018 at the Carolina Reserve Memory Care, Laurel Park, NC. Mrs. Bretz was born in Bankok, Thailand. She then lived in Chesapeake from 1969 to 2011. She retired from Hipage as an Accounting Clerk after 30 years of service. An avid professional basketball fan, dog lover and she had a passion for red roses. She follows her late husband, Jerome R. Bretz in death. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday.

  • FAMILY

  • Jerome R. Bretz, Husband

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Paul Kattapong

August 14, 2018

Sumalee was my father’s youngest sister. I first met her in Bangkok, Thailand in 1965. Of all of my dad’s siblings, I always felt closet to Sumalee. Perhaps it was her radiant smile, her kind heart, her mischieveous sense of humor, or her tendancy to say exactly what she was thinking. She was always so loving to me and my sisters; always greeting us with big smiles and hugs! She always treated us to things like ice cream cones and trinkets that little kids love to get. When we would thank her, she would always respond “Never mind! Never mind!”
- Such a kind woman! I will always treasure the wonderful memories of my Aunt Sumalee!!

Becky Lively

August 11, 2018

Sumalee was a very sweet lady. I met her when I started working at Heritage Hills about 4 yrs ago. She gave me a nickname and also Whitney Marvels one that was the activities director. It broke my heart when she had to move. Her daughter Krista was a sweet lady also. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Lisa Banks

August 11, 2018

Sumalee was a resident where I work, I connected with her and felt she was my family also. She made me happy, it's hard to put into words as my residents have varying degrees of dementia, I truly pray I also made her happy, I NEVER cry when I lose a resident because so many times it's a blessing, she was the 2nd time I really cried, not for her, but because I'll miss her soooo much

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Biography

Sumalee K. Bretz, 83, passed away on August 7, 2018 at the Carolina Reserve Memory Care, Laurel Park, NC. Mrs. Bretz was born in Bankok, Thailand. She then lived in Chesapeake from 1969 to 2011. She retired from Hipage as an Accounting Clerk after 30 years of service. An avid professional basketball fan, dog lover and she had a passion for red roses.
She follows her late husband, Jerome R. Bretz in death. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday.