Ms. Suzie Pyron died October 8, 2018. Daughter of the late Carroll Pickens Reagan and Anne Shope Reagan, she was born and raised in Weaverville. Suzie was educated in Weaverville. She then went to college, first at Mars Hill, followed UNC-Greensboro, finally graduating from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Suzie then attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she received her Master’s Degree in Physical Education.
Suzie initially, upon graduation, worked in a mobile-unit library in Gaffney, SC before securing a teaching position in Charlotte, NC. She taught in the school system there until getting married in 1955 to John Pyron who was also a teacher at Myers Park High School at the time.
Suzie and John moved several times due to corporate relocations going from North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, and California before settling in New Jersey with their four sons. They lived in Colts Neck New Jersey for twenty-five years. Suzie was very active in the community and especially her church, The Colts Neck Reformed Church, to which she was devoted and developed life-long friendships. She was an ardent lover of music, loved singing and was a long-standing member of the church choir, volunteering also for virtually everything that took place at her church. Suzie was also instrumental in the organization of the library in Colts Neck, always having a passion for books and reading. She loved her friends, loved playing card games, doing crossword puzzles in the mornings while enjoying her coffee and simply had a love of life and optimism that was infectious as she walked the walk in her Christian life.
Upon her spouse’s retirement, John and Suzie relocated back to North Carolina where they both were born and had roots, first in Lewisville, NC and finally to Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville, NC.
Suzie was predeceased by her husband John and leaves behind four children and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Son John Jr. of Charlottesville, VA, his daughter Emma, wife Lisa and her two daughters Jennifer and Kimberley, and grandchildren; son Cliff of Savannah, GA, his wife Karen, their daughter Hannah; son Cliff Jr., wife Laura and son Cliff III; son Bill of Gettysburg, PA, his wife Susan, their two sons Wes and Sam; son Judson of Ocean Township, NJ and his two daughters Claire and Emily; first cousins and best friends, Joan Bennett and Jean Haynes.
Her memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Health Care Chapel of Deerfield. A graveside service will be held in West Memorial Park, Weaverville at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Deerfield Residency Program 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
West Funeral Home is assisting the family.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Pyron’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Chapel of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community
Tuesday October 16th, 2018
1617 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
West Memorial Park
Tuesday October 16th, 2018
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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From Clifford Reagan Pyron (son number two)) - thank you all for your thoughts and rememberances in our mom’s passing. She was truly a wonderful person. Her four sons, family, and friends have lost an incredible and loving light in our lives. She will be terribly missed but all of us can draw comfort knowing that she is certainly in a better place now. We will hold fast and find strength in the many, many great memories.
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Oct 19 2018 09:46:47 PM
To the Pyron family,
John, Cliff, Bill, Jud, and families. I was saddened to learn of your dear mother's
passing. She was a "special" person. She was always very good to my mother
while she was alive. I love her as do her Colts Neck Church family. She will be
missed. She is with John and her lived ones "at the River" by the throne of God!
You all have wonderful memories of her. Keep them alive. Love, Frank Van Note
Submitted by Frank P. Van Note on Oct 15 2018 12:52:17 PM
I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Pyron’s passing. She was truly unique in that she gave so freely to others without expecting anything in return. She had a special bond w my parents and they enjoyed spending fun times together. Us “Colts Neckers” will always remember her sweet disposition and big smile! My condolences go out to all of her family and friends; you will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Peace be with you all. Sarah
Submitted by Sarah McCulloh on Oct 15 2018 10:06:53 AM
To the Pyron Family, We are deeply saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. Suzie lived a caring and faith-filled life and, together with your dad, left you a strong and loving legacy with many fond memories. We join with everyone who knew Susie in wishing you peace and comfort. We have our own fond memories and share your grief in losing both your mother and dad this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, David and Jewel Tolan
Submitted by David and Jewel Tolan on Oct 14 2018 05:04:53 PM
To all the Pyrons--Blessings to each of you as you mourn the loss of your dear mother. She was a very special lady and we pray that memories of happy times together will bring you comfort. With love, (Wendy) Lee (McCulloh) and George White
Submitted by Lee and George White on Oct 14 2018 03:03:18 PM
I have such wonderful memories of Mrs. Pyron helping at every event at Colts Neck Reformed Church! Even when it was my turn to do coffee - she was always there. She taught me a deep lesson about always "helping others". God bless your family. Love, Robin VonOhlsen (McCulloh)
Submitted by ROBIN l Von OHLSEN on Oct 14 2018 01:11:03 PM
Sometimes special people touch your life and always leave an impression Mrs. Pyron and I became friends when I took care her husband at Deerfield somehow when I left our friendship stayed intact and we kept in touch and updated each other she would say such wonderful things and really touched my life. The last card I got from her was this year in March saying she had moved. Never put off today what you can do for tomorrow is not promise to us. I always said I was going to surprise her and we have lunch. One thing I am sure of we shall meet again someday. To the family I send my sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.
Submitted by Mary Carroll on Oct 13 2018 05:57:31 PM
Suzie and my mother, Elaine Reagan McPhail, were first cousins. I enjoyed visiting Suzie over recent years as she shared memories of the Reagan family and growing up in Weaverville. I will miss Suzie and extend my sympathy to her family.
Submitted by Martha McPhail on Oct 12 2018 09:01:45 AM
Dear Pyron family,
You were so very blessed to have such an incredible woman in your lives. Keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart and are thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Submitted by Peter, Susan, Christopher and Katie Schultz on Oct 9 2018 08:20:55 PM
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