Susan “Sue” Jean Cornwell Hall
Published 8:45 pm Friday, December 11, 2015
Susan “Sue” Jean Cornwell Hall, 66, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Sentara Obici Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lansing, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Donald Smith and Elsie Clarice Brasher Cornwell and step-mother, Mary Cornwell. In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by a sister and a sister-in-law.
Sue leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 46 years, Patrick J. Hall, four sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law, five nieces and five nephews; and a host of grand nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
At best, Sue was a humanitarian. She was a “people person” who engendered friendships in communities and with neighbors wherever she lived. Since moving to Smithfield in 2007, Sue was affectionately referred to as the “sunshine person.” She was always thoughtful and gave of herself with the “little things” that brought others joy, comfort and encouragement.
Sue was a passionate quilter and avid animal lover, particularly fond of cats. She was active in the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, and was a member of the Nike Park Quilting B and regularly attended quilting retreats. Sue regularly donated her quilts and craft to the Fur Ball that benefited the efforts of the Isle of Wight Humane Society. She avidly supported Gimme Shelter.
A service celebrating Sue’s life will be held Monday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. in Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, with the Rev. Jeffrey Cannon officiating. A memorial service will be held in Lansing, Mich. at a later date. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Isle Of Wight Human Society, SPCA, PO Box 273, Smithfield, VA 23431.
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, Smithfield, Isle of Wight and the surrounding communities. Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at colonialfuneralhomesmithfield.com.