IRVINGTON—Virginia Sue Chewning of Irvington passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021, at MCV Hospital in Richmond. She was the daughter of RADM Robert Wills Chewning and Virginia Harvey Chewning of Heathsville.
Sue was born on July 25, 1958, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Before settling in the Northern Neck, Sue resided in a variety of interesting locales, such as Ankara, Turkey, Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, Honolulu, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, and Bellingham, Washington.
Sue received her B.S. in special education from Virginia Commonwealth University, M.Ed. in education and Ed.S. in psychology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.
She established her Holistic Therapy Practice in 2001 and was a certified Massage Therapist, energy work practitioner, spiritual minister and clairvoyant. Prior to her own practice, she was employed as a special education teacher and school psychologist at Lancaster Primary School and the Northern Neck Regional Special Ed Program.
Sue loved animals, travel and family gatherings.
Sue is survived by her parents, Robert and Virginia Chewning; her sister, Carol-Winter Allen of Weems and John; her brother and sister-in-law, Rush and Joanne Chewning of Wicomico Church; nephews, Wills Allen (Anna and children), Lee Allen (Bess and children), Joseph and Collier Chewning and significant others Alison and Jen; and her beloved basset hound, Buddy.
The family wishes to thank the oncology nurses and doctors of Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital and the oncology and critical care staff of MCV Hospital for the care and compassion they provided.
A small private memorial service was held on Monday, April 5, at the Chewning’s family home, Wicomico View, outside of Wicomico Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck in Kilmarnock.