Edna J. Sullivan, of White Oak in Stafford County passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Edna was born in Floral Park, Long Island, New York. She was one of seven children born to Justyna and John Latkowski.
Edna met her late husband, Paul C. Sullivan, in New York City while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. It was raining when they met, and he offered her his umbrella so she wouldn't get wet, and of course, they later married.
Edna owned and operated Ringgold Service Center for forty years. She was also a lifelong member of the V.F.W.
Edna had many talents including artist, decorator and was very fashionable in her younger years. She loved all her grandchildren very much. Edna was a loving and giving mother, wife, sister and friend to many.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Rodenski, her grandchild Tammy, her step-granddaughter, Monica, and great-granddaughter Amanda. Also, she leaves behind her daughter, Joni Beale and her three sets of twins, Elijah and Zechariah, Angelina and Joshua, and Houston and Felicity. Edna also has one sister, Genevieve Devine who is in a nursing home in Brooklyn, NY.
Edna was beautiful inside and out. She was a kind hearted woman and will be remembered for her loving ways and her generosity.
Edna will be dearly missed but will forever live in our hearts and memories. May she rest in peace and her body and mind be completely healed.
Edna will be buried with her late husband, Paul Sullivan, at Quantico National Cemetery with a graveside service on Wednesday, January 10 at 12 noon.
Private viewing will be done with each family and their friends at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Foundation in her memory.
"The reality is you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same again. Nor should you be the same nor should you want to. " Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
IN LOVING MEMORY
"She never looked for praises. She was never one to boast. She just went on quietly working for the ones she loved the most. Her dreams were seldom spoken. Her wants were very few. And most of the time her worries went unspoken, too. She was there...sitting in the corner of the store--a firm foundation. A sturdy hand to hold on to and a phone call away in times of stress and strife. A true mother, sister and friend we could all turn to. When times were good or bad--one of my greatest blessings is the woman I called MOM."
"She is in the sun, the wind, the rain, she is in the air you breathe with every breath you take. She sings a song of hope and cheer, there's no more pain, no more fear. You'll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love, you'll be together before long, until then listen for her song."
1 Thessalonians 4 13-14 and 17-18
"Brothers and Sister, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. "
"After that, we who are still alive and left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words."
Quantico National Cemetery
Wednesday January 10th, 2018
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172
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Grandma, We may not remember you but mom would bring us to the nursing home as babies in the stroller and you would sit outside holding our hands and talking to us. That was 5 years ago and you knew who we were. We will miss not having you here but know that you are now healed and looking down on us smiling.
Submitted by Houston and Felicity Beale on Jan 12 2018 02:45:49 PM
Doug and Tracey Sullivan lit a candle for Edna J. Sullivan
Doug and Tracey Sullivan lit a candle on Jan 11 2018 11:19:21 AM
Susan and Joni, I remember your mom being such a pretty lady and also so quiet and kind. I remember her from our days at New Hope School. I also remember in the Summer you would go to New York for your vacations and come back showing and telling us so many new things about your trip! We grew up in such a great time. So sorry for your loss, your tribute to her is amazing. You were blessed to have your mother for as long as you did. I drive by the store every day and think of it when it was such a booming place and you living above it. God bless you both and your families. Would love to hear from you. Take care and know you are in my thoughts.
Debbie Whittaker Bourne
Submitted by Debbie Whittaker Bourne on Jan 11 2018 10:41:19 AM
Tamatha, Susie, Monica, A.J. Amanda, Joni and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so thankful to have known Nana. She was a spunky little lady. May God comfort you and bring to mind many, many happy memories of her in her more healthy and vibrant days.
Submitted by debbie fairfax on Jan 10 2018 07:24:15 PM
She was the most amazing Grandmother anyone could ever ask for. I have many memories with this amazing woman. My mother used to take us into the store all the time and my grandma would always be so happy to see us. I'm going to miss her terribly, but I know she's up in Heaven smiling down on every single one of us.
Submitted by Zechariah Beale on Jan 10 2018 06:44:02 PM
My sympathies to the family of Edna Sullivan. Remember all the love and good times.
Submitted by Pauline Shatswell on Jan 10 2018 10:23:14 AM
Pam Healey lit a candle for Edna J. Sullivan
Pam Healey lit a candle on Jan 9 2018 08:38:12 PM
A lot of my best memories were at “the store” with Paul, Edna. It was a big part of my life from the early 1950s when Willie Newton and Louie Chackalakal sometimes filled in for Paul and Edna, through my teenage years until it closed. Paul and Edna were always kind to me and always took time to stop to talk. it’s sad to see that part of White Oak fade away. Susie and Joni, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bucks
Submitted by D Gallahan on Jan 9 2018 04:54:54 PM
Miss Edna, remember the many times I spent at the store sitting around with her & talking with her. We had many laughs during our discussions. Ringgold corner has never been the same since she left. Rest in peace old friend. Love, Barbara
Submitted by Barbara Gallahan on Jan 9 2018 04:53:55 PM
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