Mary Sue (Altizer) Newsome-Peters

Born: Thu., Nov. 24, 1938
Died: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 21, 2018
Location: Seagle Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Location: First United Methodist Church


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Mary Sue Altizer Newsome-Peters

November 24, 1938-December 18, 2018

 

Mary Sue Newsome-Peters of Pulaski, VA passed away after complications from heart surgery on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Mary Sue was the oldest of five children born to Hubert Brooks and Belva Helen Altizer in Richlands, VA.   She graduated from Richlands High School at the age of 16 and began her nurses training at Virginia Intermont College.  After graduating from Virginia Intermont, she was too young to obtain her nursing license and travelled to many different states to continue her training.  She moved to Pulaski in 1956 and earned her nursing license at Pulaski General Hospital. Mary Sue was a pillar in Pulaski County.  She was involved in many civic organizations and church committees at First United Methodist Church where she was a member for 50 years.  She was heavily involved in mission work both locally and abroad, heading the missions committee at her church and serving on mission teams in the US and Europe.  She volunteered with the backpack program for children at Jordan’s Chapel UMC.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Republican Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Mary Sue was the Nursing Supervisor at the emergency room at Pulaski Community Hospital for 16 years.  She then worked as a home health nurse within the community.  Once she retired, she continued to work part time as a home health nurse.  However, most of Mary Sue’s nursing took place outside of the confines of the hospital ER or home health agency.  She volunteered many years coordinating and working to provide free physicals to the county middle and high school athletes.  She was known as the “neighborhood nurse” as many kids, as well as adults, flocked to her kitchen table over the years.  Mary Sue is preceded in death by a brother, Hubert Keith Altizer, her parents, Hubert B and Belva Helen Altizer, her husband, Carl E. Newsome, her second husband, William J. Peters III, and son-in-law, Mark K. Lundy.  She is survived by daughters, Susan Newsome Lundy of Pulaski, VA and Virginia Peters Tadvick and husband, Gary of Mooresville, NC; a son, Carl David Brooks Newsome and wife, Alyson Gardner Newsome of Fairhope, AL; sister, Janis Humphrey of Cedar Bluff, VA; brothers, Johnny Altizer and wife, Betsy of Nashville, TN, Robert (Bobby) Altizer and wife, Tina of Tazewell, VA, James (Jimmy) Altizer and wife, Teresa of Chester, VA; granddaughters, Tara Renee Lundy of Pulaski, VA, Elizabeth Tadvick, of Mooresville, NC, and Eleanor Blayne Newsome of Fairhope, AL, grandsons, Jacob Brooks Newsome of Fairhope, AL and Jonathan Tadvick and wife, Sydney of Asheville, NC; a great-grandson, Connor Batten of Pulaski, VA; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Missions Fund at First United Methodist Church, Pulaski, VA or to the backpacks program at Jordan’s Chapel UMC.  Visitation will be on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA from 6-8 pm.  The funeral will be Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1 pm at First United Methodist Church, Pulaski, with internment following the service at Highland Memory Gardens.  A celebration of life reception will be held at her home immediately following interment.  

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Eric Whitesell
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Eric and Charlotte Whitesell.

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Donna Ratliff Brown
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
In working at Pulaski Community Hospital many years ago, Mary Sue was a special friend and co-worker. She demonstrated kindness and compassion to everyone. Prayers are with the family during this so very difficult time.

Danny and Helen Wolfe
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
Susan...Helen and I are so saddened over hearing the news of Mary Sue's passing. She and I talked at length the night before she was going into surgery. I had reminded her of our cantata which she so faithfully attended for many years. We hugged and I told her I would have our church place her on our prayer list. At the time of our cantata, I had no idea Mary Sue was fighting for her life. At present, Helen and I are out of town and won't be back until Sunday. Please know that we will be there in thought and prayer. I will miss seeing your mom out and about. I had the privilege of working with her in the Emergency Room during the early years of my nursing career as well as Home Health as she was bringing her career to a close. Please give our condolences to Brooks and other family members. Your mom will long be remembered in the lives she impacted and in the community. Rest in peace, my dear friend, Mary Sue.

Dru Burcham and Debbie Burcham Wolfe
   Posted Fri December 21, 2018
To Brooks, Susan and family. So sorry to hear about your Mom.
She was a sweet lady. I would often run into her in town and we always had a hug for one another. She will be missed. Love and prayers to all. Dru Burcham

Chris Meade
   Posted Sat December 22, 2018
Mary Sue was a very special lady. I worked with her in the early 80s at Pulaski Community Hospital. The last 10 years we have had a summer home at Claytor Lake and I often ran into her at the grocery story and at Hokie events. Our last conversation in Food City was a special one and I will always remember it. She conquered many health problems over the years and a fighter. I guess God wanted her home with him this time. Rest in peace dear lady.

Sharon Sharp
   Posted Sun December 23, 2018
Susan, so sorry for your loss. She was always so full of life and a really sweet lady. We just saw this this morning. Praying for you and your family. Love Sharon and Maury

Kathy Hannoosh
   Posted Mon December 24, 2018
Our thoughts are with you, Brooks and your families.
Love, Kathy and Michael Hannoosh


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