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Wanda Lou Richardson Sutphin

Mrs. Wanda Lou Richardson Sutphin of Rural Hall died on Friday, May 1, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Sutphin was born in Iredell County to the late Thomas Munsey and Betha Naomi Reeves Richardson. She worked for 41 years at Hanes Brands, which would later become Sara Lee Garments. Mrs. Sutphin was an active lifelong member of New Union Methodist Church in Mocksville, where she served on numerous committees, sang in the choir, and baked for many sales.  She was heavily involved with the Sheffield Community Center and the YMCA of Winston-Salem, managing lots of fundraising activities. She will be remembered as a loving sister, wife, aunt, and friend, and will be missed by many.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband of 50 years, Alvin “Al” Mathis Sutphin; and 8 siblings.

Survivors: a sister, Helen Bulla of Mocksville; a sister-in-law, Martha Esser of West Jefferson;  nieces, Valerie Richardson, Megan Richardson, both of Florida, Ann Scruggs (Jim) of Statesville, and Kim Richards of Michigan; nephews, Kevin Richardson of Florida, Alan Barker of Statesville, and Tim Poole of Greensboro; several great nieces; and a special friend, Carolyn Stewart.

A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 in New Union Methodist Church in Mocksville, with the  Rev. Jesse Teal and Dr. Steven K. Rainey officiating. A public memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorials: New Union UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Doris Dyson, 1469 County Line Road, Harmony, 28634.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.