Sue Caviness Woodlief




Memories are like leaves of gold, they never tarnish or grow old, locked in our hearts, you will always be loved and remembered for all eternity...

The Lord called Sue home January 23, 2018, her earthly journey completed. Sue was born in Harnett County in the Chalybeate Springs community to Robert Lee and Lida Bell Bullock Caviness. The family moved to Wake County in 1936 to the Piney Grove community. Sue spent the better part of her life in Wake County. She always had fond memories of her friends and faculty of Fuquay Springs School which she attended from the first through the twelveth grades.

In 1950 Sue married A.R. "Woody" Woodlief. He preceded her in death in 2005. They lived for many years in the Raleigh area before moving to Lake Gaston in 1989 where they lived for 14 years before moving to Newport, NC in 2003.

Sue was a faithful member of the Cape Carteret Baptist Church. She truly loved her church family, especially her Sunday School class. She enjoyed being a part of the Tuesday morning Senior Saints Breakfast Club and the Cape Carteret Baptist Singing Saints.

Sue is survived by her three sons: Robert Michael Woodlief of Newport, Terry Patrick Woodlief (Alice Marie) of Newport, and John Daniel Woodlief (Amy Ann) of Shallotte. Grandsons: Robert Michael Woodlief Jr. (Lindsey) of Charlotte and John Daniel Woodlief II of King. Granddaughters: Sheila Woodlief Causey (David) of Shallotte and Danielle Marie Woodlief (Jordan) of Greenville. Great Granddaughters: Madilyn Suzette Woodlief and Harper Violet Woodlief of Charlotte. Great Grandson Jayden Lee Hopkins of Greenville. She is also survived by her brother Elvin Caviness of Holly Springs, sisters-in-law Mary Caviness and JoAnn Caviness, both of Fuquay Varina, Louise Caviness of Raleigh, 16 loving and special nieces and nephews, 24 great nieces and nephews, and a long time special friend Melba Smith Jones of Bunnlevel. Melba and Sue have been friends since the 7th grade in Miss May Adams’ class.

Sue was preceded in death by her sisters Alice Conner, Beatrice Morton, Camilla Markham, Louise Fee, and Betty Lou Caviness who died in infancy and brothers Thomas Lee “T.L”, Albert, Nelson, twins Glenwood and Leonard, Jimmy, and Carl Caviness who died in infancy.

Arrangements provided by Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Ennis St. Fuquay Varina, NC. where the family will receive visitors at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 27, with the service to begin at 12:00 in the chapel. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Fuquay Varina.