Suzanne “Sue” Sears Bledsoe passed away on December 18, 2021. Sue was born to the late Ammon and Jerry Sears in Roanoke, Va. on September 3, 1940. Sue is survived by her daughter, Beth Pickett of Farmville; her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Jay Stafford of Lunenburg Courthouse; her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Nena Bledsoe of Kenbridge and Kelly and Lynne Bledsoe of Roanoke; her grandchildren Kirstin Overton, Calvin Bledsoe, Kate Pickett Irving, Kyle Stafford, Taylor Pickett Emerson, Tyler Bledsoe and Lauren Bledsoe. She is also survived by four great grandchildren; Jack, Ava, Addie and Emma. Also included is a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Carol Bledsoe and many nieces and nephews. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bledsoe, her parents, Jerry and Ammon Sears, her twin sister, Carolyn Sears Dance, and cherished son-in-law, Jonathan Pickett.
Sue grew up in Stuart, Virginia where she met her late husband, J.C. Bledsoe. J.C. and Sue were married on May 11, 1958. They soon started a family and eventually moved to Nottoway County where they raised their family. Besides working full time at Planters Warehouse and later as a real estate agent, Sue’s primary passion was being a devoted mother and doting grandmother. She was a caring friend to many, especially to those who ever had any type of need. She was a natural caregiver, which she did not do out of obligation, but because of who she was. She was always the first to offer help to those she loved. Sue had a knack for creating delicious meals for family and friends. She always wanted her house to be filled with love and laughter. She loved following her kids and grandkids in their various activities. She never missed a sports, dance, or graduation event. And there never was an abandoned stray pet that went homeless if they were within a five mile radius of her house. Her unwavering love and devotion to her family and friends will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid.