Sue Howard Southall Lancaster passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at her home in Louisa where she had recently celebrated her 88th birthday.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ann Howard; her husbands, Dr. Rixey Southall and George Lancaster.
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Al Southall and his wife, Vickie and Frank Southall and his wife, Sheri; her grandchildren, Adam Southall (Kateri), Whitney Southall, Brian Southall, and Spencer Amick (Mike); her great grandchildren, Aiden and Tatum Amick; sister Sally Southall; and brother-in-law Horton Miller Southall (Jeanette).
Sue grew up in Saxe, Virginia on a farm and nursery with her parents and her sister, Sally. She graduated from Mary Washington College and received her masters from the University of Virginia. She taught English at Louisa County High School and later served as a school counselor at Louisa County Middle School. She was a faithful member of Louisa United Methodist Church, as well as, the KS Club and the Louisa County Historical Society. She was known for delivering baked goods to friends and families. Sue was blessed with a number of wonderful friends with whom she enjoyed spending time. She was also fortunate to have a loving caregiver, Wendy, and later Loretta and Carol.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Woodward Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Following the burial, a reception and fellowship will be held at Louisa United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 217, Louisa, Va. 23093.