Sue Watson Williamson of Sutherlin passed away Nov. 2, 2020.

She was born in Pittsylvania County on July 28, 1951 and was 69 years of age. She was the daughter of the late James Thomas Watson Sr. and the late Helen Forsyth Watson.

She was a member of Kerns Memorial United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and served as the chairman of the Membership committee. Sue enjoyed reading, baking and decorating wedding cakes and baking a variety of cakes, especially fruitcakes and holiday cakes that were requested by family and friends.

Sue Watson Williamson is survived by her son, David W. Gillespie Jr. of Sutherlin; one grandson, Logan D. Gillespie; siblings Phyllis W. Newman (Bruce) of Pelham, North Carolina, Carolyn W. Keffer of Blairs, Barbara W. Price (A.J.) of South Boston, James T. Watson Jr. (Nancy), Gary Bruce Watson (Robin), David Ray Watson (Terri) and Elmer Glenn Watson (Lisa), all of Sutherlin; aunt and uncle Elmer and Patsy Watson; and special friend Laura McCoy.

The family would like to extend a big thanks to all her friends who aided with Sue’s care. Also thank you to Sentara Regional Hospice, SOVA Health, Duke and UNC Hospital, Marsha’s Home Care, along with her caregivers, Deborah Irvin, Brandy Justus and Pam Lacks.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Kerns Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Cathy Roach officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at her home, 2910 Reeves Mill Rd., Sutherlin.

For memorials consider Kerns Memorial United Methodist Church, 3860 Kerns Church Rd., Sutherlin, VA 24594 or Halifax Sentara Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592 or Danville Cancer Association, 223 Riverview Dr. Suite J, Danville, VA 24541.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.