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    Saturday, December 18 2021
    Suzanne Sears Bledsoe

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 07:33 pm   |  Permalink   |  8 Comments  |  Email
    Our thoughts and prayers of deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mama. May the caring thoughts of friends surround you with love. Sincerely, Nancy & Everett Pennington
    Posted by Nancy Pennington on 12/21/2021 - 04:22 PM
    wonderful lady, our sympathy for the family
    Posted by Gordon and Merny Erby on 12/23/2021 - 08:11 AM
    Suzanne, Johnny and family We are sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We so loved having her as a customer over the years. She was always a pleasure to talk with and serve. She was always so gracious and accepting and we thought of her as a great friend. God's peace.
    Posted by Jack & Margaret Richards on 12/23/2021 - 10:48 PM
    Dear Johnny and family,sorry for the loss 9f Sue. We had a lot of good times over the years. She was so good to me when we worked together. That wonderful smile. May God comfort all of you during this time. Ann and Barry Moore.
    Posted by ANN MOORE on 12/26/2021 - 04:41 PM
    With Deepest Sympathy . Buddy and Pauline Williams, Stuart Va.
    Posted by Pauline Williams on 01/03/2022 - 08:18 PM
    So sorry to hear of Sue's death. She was my neighbor when we both lived o Mountain View Heights. Praying for God's comfort and peace for all her family.
    Posted by Brenda Ayers on 01/04/2022 - 09:15 PM
    Our sincere sympathy. Jim & Louise Harris Marion, Stuart Va.
    Posted by Jim & Louise Harris Marion on 01/05/2022 - 08:57 PM
    I was so saddened when I heard about Sue's passing. She was very special to me and my late husband, Doug. I will always truly value the wonderful friendship that Sue and I shared. Rest in Peace my dear friend. My sincere sympathy to the Bledsoe family.
    Posted by Ellen R. Light, Stuart, VA on 02/02/2022 - 04:46 PM

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    Suzanne “Sue” Sears Bledsoe passed away on December 18, 2021. Sue was born to the late Ammon and Jerry Sears in Roanoke, VA on September 3,1940. Sue is survived by her daughter, Beth Pickett of Farmville; her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Jay Stafford of Lunenburg Courthouse; her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Nena Bledsoe of Kenbridge and Kelly and Lynne Bledsoe of Roanoke; her grandchildren Kirstin Stafford Overton, Calvin Bledsoe, Kate Pickett Irving, Kyle Stafford, Taylor Pickett Emerson, Tyler Bledsoe and Lauren Bledsoe. She is also survived by four great grandchildren; Jack, Ava, Addie and Emma. Also included is a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Carol Bledsoe and many nieces and nephews. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bledsoe, her parents, Jerry and Ammon Sears, her twin sister, Carolyn Sears Dance, and cherished son-in-law, Jonathan Pickett.  

    Sue grew up in Stuart, Virginia where she met her late husband, J.C. Bledsoe.  J.C. and Sue were married on May 11, 1958. They soon started a family and eventually moved to Nottoway County where they raised their family. Besides working full time at Planters Warehouse and later as a real estate agent, Sue’s primary passion was being a devoted mother and doting grandmother. She was a caring friend to many, especially to those who ever had any type of need. She was a natural caregiver always offering to help others.

    Sue had a knack for creating delicious meals for family and friends. She always wanted her house to be filled with love and laughter.  She loved following her kids and grandkids in their various activities. She never missed a sports, dance, or graduation event. And there never was an abandoned stray pet that went homeless.  Her unwavering love and devotion to her family and friends will be sorely missed.  

    Memorial services will be held on March 26 at 11 am at Kenbridge Baptist Church, 500 East Fifth Avenue, Kenbridge, VA 23944.  Please wear a mask.  Donations can be made to Southside SPCA, C/O Ray Elliott, 797 Starlight Lane, Kenbridge, VA 23944 Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge is in charge of the services.

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