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Thelma Jean Colwell Suttler

May 24, 1945 — May 19, 2021

Thelma Jean Colwell Suttler, 75, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Jean (Jeannie to her Memphis family) was born May 24, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, daughter of the late James Colwell and Velma LaCroix Colwell Keller. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Lewis Suttler, daughter Christine McFadden (Gene), four grandchildren, Andrew McFadden (Kelly), Katherine Freeman (Richard), Benjamin McFadden, Sarah McFadden, and one great-grandson, Daniel Freeman. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Phillips (Lemuel) and Lynda Panneton (Lee: pre-deceased). She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, married a Navy man and moved to Powhatan, Virginia. Her life in the country led to her love of bird and wildlife watching and flower gardening. She was the "rudder" to our boat, spurring us to do better for ourselves in our health and everyday living. The funeral service will be held at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home in Powhatan on Wednesday, May 26th at 3p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee,
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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