Kitty Lou Thompson Sullenberger

July 15, 1946February 1, 2018

Kitty Lou Sullenberger, 71, a resident of Mt. Sidney, passed away at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA on February 1, 2018.

She was born July 15, 1946 in Franklin, WV, the daughter of the late Ambrose and Nina Thompson. Kitty was the loving wife of Henry Sullenberger for 56 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Michael Wayne Sullenberger and his wife, Heather; two granddaughters, Hilde and Fern of Oakton, VA; two sisters, Sue Ann Judy of Rockingham, VA and Mary Rhodes of Harrisonburg; and many nieces and nephews. Kitty was a great lover of the many cats she and Henry owned over the years. She was so proud of her granddaughters, Hilde and Fern. Her body will be cremated at Lindsey Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Dennis & JoEllen Nauman

February 15, 2018

We became friends with Henry and Kitty during the time when Henry and I worked together on a three year long project, and we were fortunate to be able to maintain the relationship (and occasional contact) over the subsequent years. Kitty was a very special person who will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. We used to joke that she was probably a saint, considering her support for Henry in his various passionate hobbies (hunting, cars, etc)!! Wishing continued strength to you, Henry.

Randy & Winnie Richardson

February 8, 2018

Henry, we are so saddened by Kitty's death. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always made us laugh when we saw her.

Lauren Songer

February 8, 2018

We are very sorry for the loss of one who was loved by everyone, especially Michael, Heather, Hilde and Fern, and Henry. You will be in our hearts and prayers as you grieve her passing. Aunt Jennie & Uncle Lauren

Michael, Heather, Hilde, and Fern Sullenberger

February 8, 2018

Our hearts are full of love for Kitty, our Mother/Mother-in-law/Grandma. Her gentle speech, laughter and good humor, patience, beauty, concern for all people, care for all animals, her playfulness, her good cooking, her hopefulness, and her prayers; we will miss everything about Kitty.

She loved life and others intensely. We thank God for her and we pray for her eternal peace with God in Heaven.

Shirley Whitelaw

February 7, 2018

My sincere sympathy to the family.

Wayne Gosnell

February 7, 2018

Henry, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne & Terry Gosnell

Margaret and Charles Whetzel

February 6, 2018

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Kitty and the fun times we had growing up. May the Lord comfort and bless you at this time and in the days ahead.

February 6, 2018

The Board of Directors for Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center, wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the Sullenberger family. Kitty was a long time teacher at the center and beloved as one of the Golden Girls, who continued to support the center after their retirements. She had a positive impact on the lives of the children she cared for and their families.

Jerry and Faye Wimer

February 6, 2018

I Became friends with Henry and Kitty when i built a fence for them.They became one of my best friends.Always enjoyed the visits at their home and times together at car shows Kitty I will always remember the country meals you prepared.Thanks for the memories.You left way to soon.May you rest in peace.GOD bless Henry and Michael Grandchildren and Heather.May GOD be with the family thru these sorrow times.

Mary Leonard

February 5, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless!

Frank, Mitzie, Bart, Amanda and boys