Sue passed away June 8th, at 7:00 AM. She was restless last night and at 2:00 AM she wanted a pain pill which worked and she rested. At 6:00 AM she asked if I was in the room and I said yes, then she asked if I was awake and I said yes. She asked me to move her body because it hurt but she could not tell me how she wanted it moved. I rolled her each way and she said that felt better. Her breathing then transitioned to the death sound I have too many times before. I put my Bible APP on the Psalms and allowed it to play and I turned the television to Christian music and I sat and held her hand. A little after 7:00, she looked up at the ceiling and started to say or call something and then took her last breath and went home. Thank you to all who have called, text and emailed.
The service plans are Tuesday night visitation from 6 to 8 PM and the funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM. After the committal we will return to the Sturtevant Event Center across from the funeral home for lunch. For those traveling I hope this will make it easier on you.
If coming to lunch please just give me a number of persons.
The website for Sturtevant is: http://www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com and the address is 5210 Portsmouth Blvd Portsmouth, VA 23701.
Here is her full obituary: CHESAPEAKE- Susan Leigh Culpepper died June 8, 2018 after a brief fight with cancer. Kirk was blessed to be holding her hand as she transitioned to God’s Kingdom listening to the Psalms being read and Christian music playing in the background. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Mary Anne Jennings. Susan graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Tidewater Community College. Susan was retired from the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and she especially loved working Judge Sword’s Court. She also enjoyed her post-retirement job at Driveline Merchandising.
She is survived by her husband R. Kirk Culpepper; her beloved horses, Summer Dayzs, Dun Haven Exquisite, Moonlight and Magnolias, Patriotic Man, Skip’s Sonny Surprise, Dave’s Dollar and Fistfullofdollars. She loved cats and is survived by Baby Doll, Chance, Blue, Oreo, Butterscotch Tory, and Tiger; also, Chloe and Isabella, the two Goldens that traveled to shows with her. She was very active in the Southeastern Hackney Association and local horse show associations for many years.
Susan grew up in Bethany Baptist church and became a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church after she married the Pastor. She was very active in the churches’ activities.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 11 AM in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Committal at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 PM. A luncheon will follow the committal service at the Sturtevant Event Center across from the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Guardian Angel Program at Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23320.