Mrs. Susie A. Witcher, 96, of South Boston, joined her heavenly Father on March 19, 2021, due to COVID-19. Mrs. Witcher was vibrant, active, independent, self-sufficient and driving. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Jan. 4, 1925 the second child of the late Frank M. Allen and Ada Carter Allen.
She received her early education in the schools of Pittsylvania County and John M. Langston High School in Danville; Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville; and a Master of Science Degree from Longwood College in Farmville. Further studies were done at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
On Dec. 22, 1951, she married the love of her life since adolescence. She wed the late Raymond E. Witcher M.D. To this union two beautiful children were born, Carolyn Denise and Raymond E. II.
Having a love for children and a need to help them meet their potentials, her service to mankind began in the schools of Pittsylvania County – Mt. Freeman Elementary School. She also taught in the schools of Arlington and South Boston. She retired after a tenure of 41 years. She touched most of the lives in this town. She gave much love, and love in abundance was returned. On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, there was a Family and Community Recognition ceremony for her and a drive-by parade.
Family who preceded her in death were her husband, Raymond E. Witcher, MD; sister Geraldine Allen; brothers, Frank Allen, Clyde Allen and Will Allen; sisters-in-law Eva Mae King, Naomi Witcher, Nonnie Witcher, “Bea” Perkins Witcher Fitzgerald, Bessie Witcher and Mozelle Allen Trimar; brothers-in-law Ellis Witcher, James Witcher and Lawrence Witcher and Harry Kingsister friend Ella Mae Stokes; niece Cora A. Alexander; nephews Jerry Witcher, Melvin Witcher, Augustine Witcher and Ronald Allen; and great-niece Dawn M. Powell.
She leaves two loving and devoted children, Dr. Carolyn Denise Witcher Sessoms (Willie) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Raymond E. Witcher II (Avien) of Temple Hills, Maryland; grandsons RaShawn McLeod of Stamford, Connecticut, Christopher Sessoms (Stephanie) of Roanoke and Derrick Sessoms (Kenya) of Huntingtown, Maryland; a precious granddaughter, SuRae Avenise, of Temple Hills, who has brought so much happiness and joy to her life. Her only regret is that she won’t see you grow into a young lady, but she’s thankful to God for sharing her for a little while. She also leaves a dear sister-in-law, Hattie Allen of Dry Fork; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.
Interment will be in Clinton, Maryland, private due to COVID-19.
In lieu of floral arrangements, donate funds to Mrs. S. A. Witcher, Ebenezer C.M.E. Church, 2309 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.