We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at West & Dunn Funeral Home, Inc.
Sue Ellen Langdon Eason, 82, of Newton Grove, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Harnett Woods Nursing Facility surrounded by her loving family.
Sue is preceded in death by her husband, Joe William Eason, Sr.; her father, James Ray Langdon; and her mother, Betty “Rachel” Langdon.
She is survived by three daughters, Sheila (Gene) Thornton of Newton Grove, Joellen Eason of Casselberry, Florida, and Sharon “Sherry” (Charles) Tart of Newton Grove; a son, Joe William “Joey” (Nikki) Eason, Jr. of Newton Grove; thirteen grandchildren, Chris (Amy) Thornton of Newton Grove, Michael (Emily) Thornton of Newton Grove, Shawn (Hillary) Thornton of Harrells, Joseph (Diana) Thornton of Newton Grove, Jeremy Hudson of Newton Grove, Joshua (Randice) Hudson of Newton Grove, Nate Zaslove of Los Angeles, California, Cherish (Christopher) Naylor of Clinton, Tripp (Macey) Tart of Newton Grove, Bratley Tart of Newton Grove, Jordyn Eason of Newton Grove, Kayleigh Eason of Newton Grove, and Drew Eason of Newton Grove; 20 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Betty Reeves of Troutman; sister-in-laws, Jennifer Ferrell of Stedman, Wanda Langdon of Dunn, Joyce (Dean) Thornton of Henderson, Genelle Sugrue of Johnston, Rhode Island, and Frances Eason of Coats; many special nieces and nephews; and a lifelong special friend, Lillian Godwin of Newton Grove.
Sue was born on May 20, 1940, in Harnett County and grew up in Coats, North Carolina. She married Joe William Eason, the love of her life, on February 8, 1958. After marrying, the couple moved to Statesville, North Carolina where they welcomed three daughters, Sheila, Joellen, and Sherry, during this time. In 1964, the family moved to Newton Grove and opened a Texaco Station to include tire and recapping services. Sue was the “boss” of the station, kept things running smoothly, and was Joe’s right-hand. In 1973, the family welcomed a son, Joey, into the family. Anyone who knew Sue, knew about Joey. He was the apple of her eye! After Joe passed in 1989, Sue remained in Newton Grove to live the rest of her life.
During her lifetime, Sue held a variety of jobs allowing her to touch the lives of others in many different ways. Her work as a small business owner in the Newton Grove community spanned from running the Texaco station with Joe, owning a ceramic shop, operating a skating rink in the prior Newton Grove School facility, and owning/managing a grill. Sue also worked as a parts inspector at Morganite, a teacher assistant, and a cafeteria manager. Although each of these jobs were special, Sue’s most rewarding profession was being called “Mema Sue” by her family and many children in the community. In addition to her love of ceramics and cross-stitching, Sue also spent countless hours hand-quilting baby quilts for friends and family over the years. She took great pride in her quilting work and it showed.
Sue’s children would like to express deep gratitude to the staff of Harnett Woods Nursing Facility for the care given to their mother during her stay.
A service celebrating Sue’s life will be held on Friday, July 22, at Blackman’s Grove PFWB Church at 1362 Timothy Road, Dunn, at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Ricky Lee officiating. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm prior to the service in the church and at other times following the service at the home of Joey and Nikki Eason. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given to: Blackman’s Grove PFWB Church in care of Jackie Lee, 1362 Timothy Road, Dunn, North Carolina, 28334.
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West & Dunn Funeral Home, Newton Grove, North Carolina is honored to serve the Eason Family.