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Sue Watson Williamson

July 28, 1951 — November 3, 2020

Sue Watson Williamson

Sue Watson Williamson of Sutherlin, VA passed away November 2, 2020.  She was born in Pittsylvania County, VA 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


Phyllis W. Newman (Bruce) of Pelham, NC

Carolyn W. Keffer of Blairs

Barbara W. Price (A.J.) of South Boston

James T. Watson, Jr. (Nancy) of Sutherlin

Gary Bruce Watson (Robin) of Sutherlin

David Ray Watson (Terri) of Sutherlin

Elmer Glenn Watson (Lisa) of Sutherlin

Aunt and Uncle

Elmer and Patsy Watson

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, November 5, 2020 at Kerns Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. 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, VA.


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


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kerns Memorial United Methodist Church

3860 Kerns Church Rd, Sutherlin, VA 24594

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