Susan Boyd Caroon, 55, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Susan was born in Suffolk, Virginia to the late Dennis J. Boyd, Jr. and Norma Lee Boyd. Susan was a member of Sonlight Church in Chesapeake.
She is survived by her husband and best friend, James Caroon; son, Dennis J. “D.J.”; daughter, Rachel; siblings: Charlie Boyd, Anne Matthews and Cathy Smith (Ramon); and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Dunkelberger.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 11th from 7pm to 9pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. A Celebration of Life with Pastor Hershel Adams officiating will be held in the funeral home Friday, October 12th at 11am with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Sonlight Church, 2530 Centerville Turnpike South, Chesapeake, VA 23322; American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Assoc. or American Heart Assoc.
After graduating from Indian River High School in 1981, Susan worked for several years at Elizabeth River Baptist Church Day Care. In 1986 Susan began working in the circulation department at the Virginian Pilot & Ledger Star. In 1991 Susan married the love of her life, James Earl Caroon. They celebrated their 27th anniversary on October 5th. Susan was blessed with her son, “D.J.”, and her daughter, Rachel and was very proud of them.
Family was very important to Susan. She loved the special get togethers at her Cousin Cindy’s house where making memories, games and food were ever present! These gatherings were also held annually at Nags Head with extended family enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the beach. Susan also loved her best friend, Lynn. Their support for one another was truly special. Lynn’s adoption of the family may not be finalized; however, her role as a member of the family has been vital.
It was amazing how God’s plan for Susan’s testimony of faith was revealed time and time again. To witness the effect of Susan’s testimony was truly special and humbling.
The family wishes to thank the following medical professionals for the loving care and support they extended to Susan:
• Dr. Mark East, cardiologist
• The dedicated staff of 4E at Sentara Leigh Memorial especially:
o Carmelita, RN
o Rebekah, RN
o Phillip, RN
o Rickey, RN
o Dr. Nikhila Nagavelli
o Eric Jones, Food Services
• Linda Sawyer, Virginia Oncology
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm