Sue Whitley Goerger

Published 7:58 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Sue Whitley Goerger of Windsor, VA passed away peacefully on March 10, 2024, at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy of love and devotion. Sue was preceded in death by her parents; older sister, Joanne Dennis; younger brother, Steve Whitley, and nephew, Jimmy Rhodes.

Born on April 2, 1952, to the late, William and Louise Whitley, she was the cherished third sibling of six. Sue was a wonderful wife, mom, Gigi, sister, aunt, and friend who was always there when needed. She had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community in Isle of Wight County.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 50 years, Robert “Bob” Goerger; daughter, Melanie Taylor (Bryan); son, Kevin Goerger (Catharine); loving grandson, Sammy Goerger; sisters, Shirley Barncord (Gary) and Darlene Whitley; brother, Bill Whitley (Robin); aunt and uncle Jean and Floyd Oliver; and countless cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Sue was a 1971 graduate of Windsor High School and a member of Smithfield Baptist Church. She proudly spent many years as a stay-at-home mom to Melanie and Kevin, and then worked at G.F. Walls Insurance Agency for 18 years.

In 2002, Sue gave the “gift of life” to her husband Bob as his living kidney donor. Sue was well known to her family and friends as always being happy and filled with the Christmas spirit, which she was excited to celebrate each year. Her greatest joy in recent years was spent playing with her grandson, Sammy. She truly loved being his Gigi.

A graveside service officiated by Pastor Patrick Wood and Rev. Robert Cofield will be held at 2 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Woodland United Methodist Church, 20051 Orbit Road, Windsor, VA 23487. The service will be followed immediately by a reception inside the church fellowship hall.

Sue’s family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her memory to the Isle of Wight or Windsor Volunteer Rescue Squads. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Suffolk Chapel is serving the family.