Rhoda B. Sullivan | Eastern North Carolina Now

Born: August 25, 1922, Died: January 20, 2018

    Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Bowen Sullivan, age 95, a resident of U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at her home.

    Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Cleve Edwards. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.

    Mrs. Sullivan's grandsons: John Mullis, J. D. Mullis, Matt Knight, Shane Knight, Bryan Dunn, Josiah Dunn, Michael Sullivan and Sam Sullivan will serve as pallbearers.

    Mrs. Sullivan was born in Beaufort County on August 25, 1922. She was the daughter of the late H.C. Bowen, Sr. and Thelma Latham Bowen. Mrs. Sullivan worked for 25 years at Sears-Roebuck in Arlington, VA and five years at Woolsworth in Washington. She was a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ. Mrs. Sullivan was a former member of the Ladies' Aide, former Sunday School teacher and choir member.

    Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by the love of her life, Sam Sullivan and her son, Gene Sullivan.

    She is survived by two sons, Samuel Hilton Sullivan of Bear Grass, Paul Arthur Sullivan of South Hill, VA; one daughter, Gwen Sullivan of the home; ten grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; sister, Rachel Bowen Cain of West Virginia; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Bowen of Washington.

    In addition to her parents, husband and son, Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by one grandchild; one great grandchild; brothers, H.C. Bowen, Jr., Ray Bowen and sister, Adeline Cutler.

    The family will receive friends following the committal at Athens Chapel Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Sullivan family.
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