Sue Laurie, longtime resident of Fernandina Beach, peacefully passed away on July 9,, 2019 at the beautiful age of 85. Family and friends are asked to bid farewell and celebrate her life on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation begins at 3:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 4:00 pm.
Sue was born in Bryson City, NC on February 8, 1934. At 17, she married Jay Pipkin and moved to Cleveland, OH where they had a son Randy. They later moved to Monterey Park, CA, where they had a daughter Robin. After Jay’s death in 1967, Sue and the kids made Fernandina home. She married Chuck Laurie in 1983, and they enjoyed 25 loving years together before his death in 2007.
Sue was smart, hardworking, and caring. Her career as a bookkeeper spanned many years at Land & Williams and Property Management Systems where she was admired for her integrity. Sue loved being a winner, whether in sports or games of chance. She excelled in basketball, softball, and an occasional round of poker or pull of the slot machine. She was an avid fan of baseball and football, especially if Randy was playing or Robin was cheering. Sue was a humble woman except when it came to her family. Her pride and joy overflowed as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and daughter.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents Robert Dehart and Merle Cox (Austin), brothers Charles Dehart and Roy Cox, and her sisters Carolyn Williams and Juanita Howell.
She leaves behind her son Randy Pipkin, daughter Robin Weaver (beloved son-in-law Ronnie), and sister Mary Powell (dear brother-in-law Terry). Her treasured family includes grandson Jared Weaver, granddaughter Kristin Hansen and great granddaughter Hailey Hansen; former daughter-in-law Becky Davis (Roger), grandchildren Joshua, Annie and Emily Pipkin, and great granddaughter Amelia Pipkin; former daughter-in-law Robin Young de Boer, granddaughter Auriel Weinberg (David), great grandchildren Janna and Jadon Weaver, and Alisa Weinberg. She also leaves behind many precious nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sue’s soul is alive and rejoicing in heaven. She will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery, Yulee next to Chuck. In addition to her grandsons and great grandson, pallbearers will be James Powell (Brandi), Russell Hawkins (Jennifer), and Ron Weaver, Jr (Jenny.)