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Sarah Sue Bryant Partin

June 21, 1933 - March 12, 2021

DURHAM, NC – Sarah Sue Bryant Partin passed peacefully into the hands of our Lord and Savior at home in Durham, NC March 12, 2021 having resided here for 11 years. She was born in Walker county, Alabama, the youngest daughter of the late Wiley Bryant and Minnie Cate Calloway Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Bobby Bryant and sister, Betty Joe Cary. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Howard Partin of Durham, NC; son, Sean Clark and spouse, Lynda of Oxford, NC; daughters, Laura Partin of Pinetops, NC and Jeanne Larsen and spouse Pete of Arlington, VA. Sue is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Sue attended Jacksonville State University in AL and received her nursing degree from the Ida Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Sue began her profession working at various hospitals, got married and had a son. Sue accepted a position in Atlanta as an Industrial Health Consultant when she and Howard met and later married. Sue began her life as a full-time wife and mother in Durham, although she was also active in the local New Comers and Garden Club, having received a number of blue ribbons for flower exhibitions.

Sue grew up in a Christian family and when Howard was transferred to northern New Jersey, she began her life also as a Christian leader at the Southern Baptist Church near their home. She led the Awana Club for young children, Bible study for foreign women, whose families were transferred to the U.S., and became a deacon of the church. She was a girl scout leader and was active in the Special Olympics program.

Even after her disability for the last 9 years, Sue continued to exhibit the joy in her heart, love for all and friendship to many.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 12:00 pm  until 12:45 pm at the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service, Scotland Neck, NC, with a celebration of life funeral service following at 1:00 pm, with Dr. Marc Francis and staff from Ridgecrest Baptist Church of Durham officiating. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, NC.

The family would like to thank all employees of Duke Home Care and Hospice and other care givers for the care they have provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Awana Program at local churches or to local Special Olympic Committees.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Partin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Location:

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service

101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874



Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service

101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Location:

Following the service at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, North Carolina

8562 NC-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874


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