Susan "Sis" Roberta Rook Woodard

Susan "Sis" Roberta Rook Woodard, 57, of Henrico died Friday, September 10, 2010 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids. Susan was the daughter of the late James Robertson Rook and Allie Brewer Rook. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Shelton Woodrow Rook.

Susan was a loving Christian women who devoted her life to Christian service and serving others in need. She was an active member of Lake Gaston Baptist Church. She received a B.S. Degree in Sociology from East Carolina University and a Masters Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Social Work. She was in the process of completing a Doctorate in counseling at Liberty University.

Susan was a social worker with district 19 CSB in Emporia until her retirement in 2006. She was employed by Bears until her illness.

She is survived by her husband, Robert "Rob" Woodard; two brothers, James "Jim" Rook and his wife, Lois, of Roanoke Rapids and Gerald Rook and his wife, Belinda, of Littleton; two nieces, Amy Rook Guy of Hillsborough and Felicia W. Prease of Wilmington; two nephews, James Robert Rook of Roanoke Rapids and Phil West of Bunn; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Gaston Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Nida officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to National Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034.

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