Sue Louise Burnopp

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Sue Louise Burnopp

We honor the life of our 96 year old mother, Sue Louise Burnopp, who went to Heaven Friday, June 8, 2018 at Mercer Nursing and Rehab Center, Bluefield WV. Her valiant fight to live after a stroke in November, proved her courage and brave character. Her strong will, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through the last 6 months. Even throughout her own struggle in living beyond the stroke, she reached out to others with a strong testimony of God's amazing grace.
She was born on January 11, 1922 in Williamson WV to Italian immigrants James and Frances Corea. They were dedicated to their traditions and heritage and passed this on to their children. Including Sue, they raised a family of 8 children; three sons and five daughters. They are all deceased except for one sister, Esther McCoy of Chattaroy WV. Although her given name was Sue Louise, she was often called Susie or Corkie during her early life.
Moving to Bluefield after graduating from Williamson High School, Sue entered Little French Beauty Academy and trained as a Beautician. Soon after, she met her sweetheart Clifton H. Burnopp Sr. They were married on September 2, 1942 and enjoyed 52 years of marriage together.
Sue was known for her remarkable gift of learning. She was double promoted in elementary school, and the only one in her family to receive a diploma from high school. She carried this winning attitude throughout life with a sweet and simple style that won the hearts and trust of many, who even now, are being changed by her life and witness. Her life exemplified Christianity. This began at an early age with a passion to know God. . This passion developed her into a strong woman of God who held to her faith, always letting her light shine. Someone said, "Sue never had to tell anyone she was a Christian, she lived it".
She loved to socialize. Over the years she exhibited many talents and hobbies, even as she faithfully cared for her family and friends. She loved cooking, baking from scratch, cake decorating, sewing, working as a beautician, reading the Bible and praying. A heart of love for her family, and a woman of faith, Sue shaped their spirituality living a Christian example through engaging in bible studies, church worship, Christian music and conferences. She was very energetic, and loved to dance, bowl, play games, especially with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing games on her IPad, keeping up with friends on Facebook, and talking and receiving calls on her IPhone. She loved selecting and sending cards to friends and family.
In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton H. Burnopp, Sr. in 1994; a son, Joseph Burnopp in 1999; and six brothers and sisters.
Those left to cherish her memory include her five children, Nancy Burnopp Hogan, husband Joe, Gloria Burnopp Turley, Cliff Burnopp Jr., Libby Burnopp Jared, husband Steve, Cathy Burnopp Duncan, husband Jim. She was beloved Nonie to 10 grandchildren, Ruthann Hargrove, Paul Cromer, Amy Cyrus, Autumn Bice, Joseph Turley II, Hope Gonzalez, Abigail Burnopp, Rachel Shattuck, Lyndsey Tyler, Lauren Duncan; 13 great-grandchildren, Dominic and Zachary Lowman, Cody and Kailee Cromer, Campbelle and Jesse Cyrus, Wyatt and Callie Bice, Andrew Burnopp and Jacob Adwell, Toby and Easton Asbury, Elliot Shattuck.
Services to celebrate the life of Sue Louise Burnopp will be held 1:00PM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Roselawn Funeral Home, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton, with Pastor Steve Branch officiating assisted by Pastor Stewart Farley and Pastor Ray Kingrea. Following the services she will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
Friends may gather with the family from 6:00PM until 8:00PM Monday, June 11, 2018 at the funeral home.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting
Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton is honored to be serving the family.
Published on June 9, 2018
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