Fayetteville, NC - Suzanne Mingle Weidhas, age 50, passed away at home on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Village Drive. Burial in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, 310 Murchison Road.
Suzanne is survived by husband, Paul; parents, Walt and Pat Mingle; sisters, Stephanie Collins and husband Bob, Sheri Collins and husband Rob; niece and nephews, Tayler, Drew, Hunter, Carson and Brodie.
Suzanne was a graduate of Douglas Byrd and UNC-Pembroke. Suzanne was a loving and multi talented woman. She shared that love and talent with many along the road of her life. High school saw her as a leader - both in sports and academics. She was president of her senior class. Her life as a military spouse led her from Ft. Bragg to Ft. Campbell, where she was very active in the Family Readiness Group - offering comfort and advice to the other spouses - especially during the Gulf War, Somalia, Operation Enduring Freedom (Iraq).
She always worked with children, influencing their lives by the things she taught and the examples she set. Whether she was planning festivals or scheduling baseball games, she was always totally involved. She spent many hours volunteering with various organizations, including Muscular Dystrophy Camp, Operation Christmas Child, The Airborne and Special Operations Museum, The Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network (St. Patrick's Nazareth House), Dogwood Festival and Downtown Alliance.
She loved cats, musicals, clothes and shoes -- she loved life. And she shared that love with many. She was always the one to send a note or bring you a little gift when she thought you needed lifting up.
She took pride in being the "cool aunt". She gave Drew his first cell phone, loved to talk to Tayler about plays for basketball or volleyball, teased Hunter about being a cute redhead just like her, and enjoyed playing games with Carson and Brodie, comparing her Nintendo games with theirs!
Her first job after college was at the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County. She would be pleased if donations were made to the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County, 3475 Cumberland Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, Fayetteville, NC, 910-483-1331
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Sept. 17, 2012