That dash, above, is the important part! Birth and death come to us all, but the dash represents the life of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grand mother and friend. But her life was not a dash or a sprint; it was a marathon. And Sue has ran the race, finished the course and won the victory.
Sue was born March 28, 1928 to John and Nettie Roland in North Birmingham, Alabama. Her most recent home was in the Commons at Union Ranch, in Manteca, CA. She and her husband Joe have lived there since January 6, 2015. Joe and Sue have been married 65 years and seven months. She passed into glory to be with her Lord Jesus Christ and her departed family and other loved ones on the morning of November 7, 2016. She passed in her apartment under hospice care for just six days after hospital care treating pneumonia and kidney failure. She is also survived by her developmentally disabled niece Raylene Cook, age 68, for whom Sue has been conservator. Raylene’s care and love have always been one of Sue’s highest priorities.
Sue’s loving immediate family were with her until her death including her husband Joe, son Tim of Lancaster, CA, her daughter Priscilla Pegg, and her son-in-law Mike Pegg of San Felipe, BC, Mexico. While she was in Kaiser Hospital in Modesto, she had phone conversations with all four grandchildren; Andrea Eaken of Fullerton, CA, Alicia O’Quinn of Medford, OR, Kaitlyn Browning of Logan, UT and Will House of Tacoma, WA. Sue also loved and was loved greatly by her three great grandsons Wesley O’Quinn, Jesse O’Quinn and Oliver Eaken.
She was born in Alabama, raised in Kentucky, returned to Alabama for education at Howard College, then moved to California in 1953. A celebration of life will take place on November 19, at 11:00 a.m. at The First Baptist Church, 715 E. North St., Manteca, CA 95336, phone 209-823-1781. The service will focus on presentation about some of the highlights of her wonderful life including family life, her teaching career, her Christian service and happy times at The Commons. A fellowship lunch will follow the celebration.
The family wishes to offer thanks to all who come to remember Sue or offered condolences or kept us in prayers during the crises of her sudden illness and death. We request no flowers, but if you wish to do something in Sue’s memory, we suggest a donation to Optimal Hospice Foundation, 2439 West Whitendale Avenue, #B, Visalia, CA 93277 or to your favorite charity.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, November 16, 2016