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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

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Catherine Matthews Sullivan

SoVaNow.com / November 06, 2012
Catherine Matthews Sullivan, 81, widow of James Eli Sullivan, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Mechanicsville.

Catherine was born Sept. 29, 1931 to the late Willie and Edna Cole Matthews. She worked at Rose’s Department Store early in her adult life and then in the cafeteria at Boydton Elementary School. Catherine also helped her husband on the family farm, was a homemaker and a loving mother. A member of Fields United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Women’s Group.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lynn and Steve Turner of Mechanicsville; sons and daughter-in-law, James Thomas Sullivan and John Edward and Donna Sullivan, all of Boydton; and grandchildren, Steven Mark Turner, Zachary Tyler Sullivan and Nicholas Eli Sullivan. Her sisters, Wilma Campbell of Boydton, Lois Owen of Skipwith and Peggy Tharpe of Charlotte Court House; and brother, Irvin Matthews of Chase City also survive.

A funeral was held Saturday at Fields United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Baisey officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in her name to Fields United Methodist Church or a Hospice chapter of your choice.

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