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Susan

Elizabeth Merchant

Cardwell

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September 4, 2017

Susan Elizabeth Merchant Cardwell of 221 Pinehurst Heights Road in Hot Springs died Monday, September 4, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Cardwell was born in Bath County a daughter of the late Samuel Merchant and Elsie Williams Merchant. She was also preceded in death by a sister Janet, a brother Sam Jr., a sister in law Alberta, and brother in law Buddy. Susan grew up in Hot Springs where she graduated from Bath County High School. After completing high school she worked at the Homestead Hotel and was later employed at Kay Cottage. She also loved working alongside her husband Donald until she was no longer able to do so. She was married to her husband Donald on September 21, 1988 whom she loved to no end. They became inseparable. Susan was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness and became an active member of the Covington Congregation where she and her husband set a true example of Christian dedication, love, and devotion to everyone that knew them. Susan enjoyed attending and participating in the Kingdom Hall meetings and sharing bible based knowledge with others by witnessing to others. One of her greatest joys was witnessing alongside her husband and two great friends Debbie and Betty. She thoroughly enjoyed fellowship with her Christian brothers and sisters, reading the bible and bible based literature and publications. This enabled her to build a solid relationship with Jehovah God. Susan loved her family and friends dearly. She always aided when others needed assistance or was ill, even when she was not feeling at her best. Known for her quick wit, sense of humor, and beautiful smile, she was a great joy to be around. Susan also enjoyed traveling, eating out, baking, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, needle point, and sewing. She also loved to listen to Jazz music. Her loyalty and faithfulness to her Creator until her passing epitomized true Christian faith, setting a wonderful example to be followed by others. Susan will be missed by her family and fellow believers, all of whom will eagerly look forward to seeing her when she is resurrected in paradise. As she would say, "My future is so bright I have to wear shades." In addition to her husband of 29 years, she is survived by a daughter La Shawn and her husband Junior of Upper Marlboro, MD, six sons; Anthony (Tony), Donald Jr. of Ohio, Douglas of Denver, CO, Eric of Richmond, John and his wife Kim, Nathan and his wife Caneesha, both of Covington, 13 grandchildren; Tahj, Dasean, T.J., Tanay, Emily, Tyrissa, Ryan, Charles, Tradonna, Christina, Shemar, Kara, and Emily, a brother Robert and his wife Joann of Lexington, a sister Nancy of Richmond, three sister in laws Ernestine of Statesville, NC, Bertha Mae of Richmond, and Elizabeth and her husband Rucker of Covington, two brother in laws Albert of Richmond and James of Clearwater, FL ,and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with her wishes, her body has been cremated. The funeral service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Elder Elsid Frye officiating. The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time at Arritt Funeral Home. Service Saturday, September 9, 2017 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, September 9, 2017 01:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Kathy and Robert McCoy

Sep 22, 2023

So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.
We wish you good memories, peace, and comfort now and always!

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Ryan Summers

Sep 21, 2023

I knew Evan through the EB community as we both suffer from this disease. I used to love playing Fortnite with him especially because he was so good at it. It was amazing to know him, and I am going to miss those times. He touched my whole family even though we live far away in Massachusetts. We are all thinking of your family in this hard time.

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The Randozzo Family

Sep 21, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss prayers for comfort as you go through the hard time.

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Kimm Robertson

Sep 21, 2023

Watching this young man over the years be so courageous. He loved his Momma and sisters so much. Thank you for sharing Evans Journey with us. I will continue prayers for your family. I know in my heart that Even is running around heaven enjoying having no pain. God Bless you all.

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Elizabeth Gardner

Sep 21, 2023

I will never forget you Evan Michael Groves. Caring for you was a pleasure and I will forever be changed for the better by knowing you. Your courage and goodness are a rare gift that an Sending love and comfort to your precious family.

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Virginia Doyle

Sep 21, 2023

May God continue bless you all 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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C&O Historical Society

Sep 21, 2023

Very sorry to hear of Evan's passing. We remember his visit to the Heritage Center in July of 2022 and his love of trains. Our thoughts and prayers are with Evan's family.

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Kimberly R Andrews

Sep 20, 2023

As I watched this young man grow from a toddler when you guys moved in beside me, I was simply amazed at the heart and can do in him. I loved seeing him enjoy everyday adventures that most children take for granted, swinging on a swing, playing in the snow, play with his trucks in the gravel and sliding on waterslide between our houses. It is not going to be the same on the drive without him. Many prayers and much love to you and the girls.

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Yvonne Harvey

Sep 20, 2023

Christina, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel like you have been my family since I have kept up with Evans journey. You have been the best mom.I wondered how you did it all.Thank you for allowing us to be apart of Evans life.I sure am gonna miss him. He is riding his train and we know he is happy.

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Heather Mann

Sep 20, 2023

Many thoughts are with you Christina and his sisters. I know your hearts are so heavy right now but we know dear Evan is free of the horrific pain he lived with all his life. He was such a strong boy and I know his tired little body is now at peace. God be with you all and comfort you during this difficult time. He was so special to so many people.

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Kay & Eddie Long

Sep 19, 2023

Dad (Leonard) and (Mom) Phoebe with us four children (Carol, Kay, Wilson and Barbara lived beside (Uncle Abe and His wife Trudy, with their four children John, Alvin, Lorraine, and Gradey. Many years we all had the best fun and wonderful memories of wonderful country living and mountain air. My best memories of Uncle Abe “ was come Spring to plow the garden. As a young girl, I always wondered how the heck did he keep that big work horse from running off with him when, plowing the garden. That big work horse practically ran with him. Uncle Abe had the most wonderful garden each summer and took great care to tend to the garden and always shared with us. I will always remember Uncle Abe stood by our Family when ( Dad) Leonard passed. We were very grateful for that. Uncle Abe, now there is a (Bountiful Garden) in Heaven that is waiting for you and all those passed before you. Uncle Abe your hard work here on earth is done. You have been a Wonderful Servant unto our Lord. May you Rest In Peace. You will be missed. Kay & Eddie Long.

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Addie Holesapple

Sep 19, 2023

Sending so much love to Christina, Chyanne, Hannah, and the entire family! 💗 Evan was such a sweet, special soul and will be forever remembered. Praying for peace and comfort both now and in the days and years to come.

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