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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA

OBITUARY

Sue Ann Marion

April 21, 1941September 20, 2019
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Sue Ann Robinson Marion, 78, passed away at the Augusta Health Shenandoah Hospice House on Friday, September 20, 2019. Sue was born April 21, 1941 in Schenectady, NY to the late Clarence Fisher Robinson and late Olive "Babe" Mae Hartman Robinson.

Sue was an art educator for 48 years. After securing her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Radford College (1963) she began teaching in the public school systems beginning in Athens, Georgia before returning to Virginia, teaching briefly in Lexington before returning to Waynesboro where she primarily taught in the Waynesboro Public Schools at Westwood Hills. In 1983, she began her career at Mary Baldwin College as an Instructor of Art/Education and continued her passion teaching young adults and influencing young lives until she retired in 2011.

During her time at MBC, she pursued and achieved her Master of Science in Art from Radford University. Also during this period of time she served as the Artist in Residence for schools both in Augusta County and Staunton. Following her retirement, she continued her passion by lending her talents to North Branch School, Afton. Sue was a mentor to future teachers, artists and students. She taught Baldwin Online and Adult Program classes, held workshops for local art teachers, worked with gifted and talented students and those with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism.

Sue was very honored over the years to participate in Waynesboro's Fall Foliage Festival. She loved talking to people about her artwork, her inspirations and inspiring others to love art and education.

Sue was not just an educator. She was first and foremost a loving mother to six children who were her life; Jaime Marion (Debra) of Waynesboro, Chris Marion (Lucy) of Fishersville, Thad Marion (Lindsay Kennedy) of Waynesboro, Terri Lynn Griffin (Adam) of Buffalo, NY, Seth Marion (Jeanette) of Waynesboro and Lukens Marion of Waynesboro, VA. Sue or Grandma Sasue, is survived by 15 grandchildren all of whom she loved dearly; Chris Patient, Nathaniel Marion, Cooper Marion, Simone Marion, Abby Holland, Emma Holland, Braylon Marion, Zoey Griffin, Jack Griffin, Ryan Griffin, Blake Marion, Madison Marion, Jordan Marion, Layton Marion and Keghan Marion. Sue would go from school activity to sport activity to be there to support her grandchildren. Any chance she would get she would teach them different art activities. Sue was happiest when she was surrounded by her loved ones.

In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by two sisters, Sandi Nitz of Troy, NY and Tina Davis (Steve) of Waynesboro, VA.; and others that she would call her own.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Taylor Sorrells-Marion and brother, Terry Fisher Robinson.

She never forgot her roots in NY. Her parents would vacation at Sand Point Beach on Schroon Lake, NY during the summers. As the years went on Sue would continue this tradition with her children and grandchildren. Schroon Lake, NY and Sand Point Beach were Sue's happy place. She had many friends that were like family there. She loved getting up early in the morning to drink her coffee and sit to watch the calmness of the lake.

A memorial service held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro with Rev. Karen Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to your local school’s art program or to Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939.

  • FAMILY

  • She was first and foremost a loving mother to six children who were her life; Jaime Marion (Debra) of Waynesboro, Chris Marion (Lucy) of Fishersville, Thad Marion (Lindsay Kennedy) of Waynesboro, Terri Lynn Griffin (Adam) of Buffalo, NY, Seth Marion (Jeanette) of Waynesboro and Lukens Marion of Waynesboro, VA. Sue or Grandma Sasue, is survived by 15 grandchildren all of whom she loved dearly; Chris Patient, Nathaniel Marion, Cooper Marion, Simone Marion, Abby Holland, Emma Holland, Braylon Marion, Zoey Griffin, Jack Griffin, Ryan Griffin, Blake Marion, Madison Marion, Jordan Marion, Layton Marion and Keghan Marion. Sue would go from school activity to sport activity to be there to support her grandchildren. Any chance she would get she would teach them different art activities. Sue was happiest when she was surrounded by her loved ones.

    In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by two sisters, Sandi Nitz of Troy, NY and Tina Davis (Steve) of Waynesboro, VA.; and others that she would call her own.
  • DONATIONS

  • your local school’s art program or to Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Susanne Benson Storm

September 28, 2019

Thad and family,
I’m sorry for your loss. I loved going to art class with Mrs. Marion at Westwood. My mom still has the blue ceramic turtle I made, when I learned how the kiln changes the color of paint.
Take care,
Susanne

John Rannie

September 26, 2019

Sorry to hear about Sue's passing. We became good friends in high school. God bless her and her family.

John Rannie
Lexington, SC

LINDA EAVEY

September 25, 2019

I meet Marion while working at Stuarts Draft Elem School, 96-06. What a gentle kind lady she was with the children and us big kids too. I personally have been blessed to see her many times over the recent years. Always smiling and so happy to see me. Thank you Marion for giving so much to all of us. You were loved as you loved!!!

Tammy Varner Campbell

September 25, 2019

I was so sorry to learn of Sue's passing. She was a great neighbor to my parents for so many years in Lyndhurst and a loving, caring mother and grandmother. May all the wonderful memories through the years help to comfort each of you in this time of loss. Thinking of you all during this this.

Melanie Bowers

September 24, 2019

Sue was a joyous soul with a jovial laugh that was brightly contagious. She raised compassionate and kind children and nieces and will be missed by all who had the chance to love her or to be loved by her. May she rest in peace and may her family find joy in knowing all of the souls she touched here on Earth. Mine was one. I was truly blessed.

Melanie Bowers Sullivan
Amelia Island, FL

Robin Emanatian

September 23, 2019

Dearest family ~
How I loved how much your mom and ours were so much alike. From their looks to their personalities, laughs and voices. She was an amazing daughter, mother and aunt with whom we all shared so many happy memories.
Our hearts break with yours at her loss and we join you in remembering her precious spirit, love and genuine thoughtfulness. She was a mother who truly cherished each and every one of you and that was always evident.
We love you dear cousins.
Truly,
Robin and Michael Emanatian

Sharon Helmick

September 22, 2019

Seth and family,
I loved having your Mom as my art teacher when I was going through the education program at Mary Baldwin. She had such a loving spirit and truly loved sharing the arts with us! Thinking of each of you! Sending prayers!

Debbie Cale

September 22, 2019

I taught Thad, Seth, and Luke at KCMS. Sue was also one of my MB student teacher’s instructor. Such a nice lady with a wonderful family. Sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you all. 🙏 Debbie Cale

Charles Roys

September 21, 2019

Jamie, Chris, Thad, Seth, Lukens -
I have such great memories of living next door on Chase Ave. We ran all over that block as kids. Your mom always treated me as one of her own and I loved her like a second mom. Even as we all grew up and moved on, the few times I saw her it was like nothing had changed. I’m so sorry for your loss, Sue was a wonderful woman and she made a huge impact on my life.

Bonnie Freshour

September 21, 2019

Sue Ann will always have a special place in my heart. ♥️ She was my Art professor at Mary Baldwin. We clicked immediately. I loved her and her class was awesome. I was so sad when the semester ended. But she arranged for me to be her teachers assistant the next semester. She told me her favorite color was red. She said it’s a happy color. She looked so good in red. She attended my wedding and gave me a beautiful painting which I will cherish forever. I will surely miss you Sue Ann. Love you.

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