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Sue Barkley Dellinger

April 16, 1941 — March 20, 2023

Burlington

Sue Barkley Dellinger

Sue Barkley Dellinger, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 20, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Archie Miller Barkley and Sue Turner Barkley and was the wife of Jerry Wayne Dellinger, who survives. 

Sue worked as a Registered Nurse at Charlotte Memorial Hospital before moving to Burlington in 1971, the same year she and Jerry were married.  She taught at the nursing school at ACC as a Clinical Nursing Instructor and was a member of the Burlington Women’s Club.  In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, baking and spending time with her family.  Her daughter and grandchildren meant the world to her.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wayne Dellinger; daughter, Paula Strange and her husband Ross; grandchildren, Matthew Strange and wife Jennifer, and Suzanne Brackins and husband Joshua; great grandchildren, Emilie “Emmie” Strange, Isabella “Izzy” Brackins and Lennox “Knox” Brackins; siblings, Betty B. Mitchell, and Donald Barkley and his wife Frankie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Sue Barkley and a beloved niece, Donna Howard. 

A service to celebrate Sue’s life will be held at 2 PM on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Powell Sykes. Visitation and viewing will be held immediately following the service. The graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center, 1236 Huffman Mill Rd. Suite 120, Burlington, NC  27215; Westminster Presbyterian, 1126 W Webb Ave, Burlington, NC 27217; or AuthoraCare Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC  27215.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, March 24, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Visitation

Friday, March 24, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Interment

Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Cleveland Memorial Park

1225 College Ave, Shelby, NC 28152

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