Susan Gregory Gary
Susan Gregory Gary, 79, affectionately called “Sue Sue,” passed to her heavenly home on Monday, May 9, 2022. Susan was born on November 27, 1942, in Newport News, Virginia, to the late Nancy Robins Gary and Frederick Gregory Gary.
Susan grew up in Ferguson Park and worked 42 years for the Newport News Shipyard, now Northrop Grumman. She was also a lifelong member of Riverside Baptist Church. Over the years she gained many close friends, all of whom wanted to stay in touch with her because she was such a caring, kind, and giving person.
Sue Sue enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She could often be found working in her yard, planting flowers, painting, or feeding the wild animals. She enjoyed creating things to add beauty to the world. During her 16 years of retirement, she taught herself to paint and created several scrapbooks for members of her family.
Left behind to miss her deeply are her only child, Laurie Artman-McIntosh, and husband Rainy, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends as well as her loyal poodle Louie. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her three sisters, Nancy Gary Williams, Anne Lee Gary Piner, and Louisa Gary Valencourt. Sue Sue was very close to her parents and sisters and was excited to be going home to see them all again.
Sue Sue had a huge heart for animals and in her lifetime rescued many stray dogs and cats and adopted unwanted pets, even when she already had her own. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal charity.
Laurie and Rainy want to recognize the amazing and caring staff of Riverside Hospice. In the short time we knew them they became like family. We could not have gotten through this without them.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.