Suzanne Roberts Long
Suzanne Roberts Long passed away with her family by her side on Friday, July 22nd, at Riverside Doctors’
Hospital Williamsburg due to COVID-19 and other complications.
She was born on December 25th, 1934; the first born to William A. “Bob” and Sarah Floyd Roberts. Her
childhood years were spent in Newport News and she was a graduate of Newport News High School
class of 1952. Afterwards, she attended Longwood College. She married her high school sweetheart
Donald J. Long and they built a home in Carrollton, VA where they resided for 45 years. They enjoyed 62
years of marriage until his death in 2015. She was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding and retired
after 42 years of service.
She was predeceased by her sister Kay Roberts Pond and is survived by her sister Betsy Roberts Moore
and her husband Sam, sister-in-law Phyllis Long, several nieces and nephews, special friend and
companion, Jeanie Kurchinski, and many good friends.
She was a member of Carrollton Baptist Church.
Her Funeral Service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, on
Friday, July 29, 2022, at 2 pm; with the family receiving friends from 1 – 2pm. Burial will take place in
Peninsula Memorial Park, Pastor Lee Hess officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carrollton Baptist Church, General Fund, P.O. Box 267, Carrollton, VA 23314.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA
To Suzanne’s Family:
I am truly saddened to see her obituary just now. She was my mother, Susie’s, best friend. She was truly a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. My dad’s best friend was her husband, Donald. I just loved her laugh and her sense of humor. She’s part of our family. My mom and sisters used to visit Williamsburg every year for years and Suzanne was always with us.
I send my sincere sympathy to all of you.
Rhonda (Warren) Crayton
Sorry to hear of Suzanne’s passing, we worked together at Newport News for several years. She was such a nice lady.