Suzann Burkhead Bray, 70, of Greensboro, NC, passed away July 29, 2021, at Beacon Place Hospice Care House in Greensboro.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3rd at Patterson Grove Christian Church, 1921 Patterson Grove Road, Ramseur, NC. Rev Brian Pierce officiating. Reception immediately following at Patterson Grove Church parish hall.
Suzann was born October 2, 1950 in Asheboro, NC, to the late John Archie and Bertha Patterson Burkhead. She graduated from Asheboro High School, and Bauder Career College in Atlanta, GA majoring in interior decorating and merchandising.
Suzann loved spending time with her family, friends, and beloved dogs, hosting celebrations and holiday gatherings. She was quick witted and loved to hear and tell a good story, especially about her family. She had a passion for genealogy and has researched her family back many generations. Suzann worked in the design and fabrics industry and became co-owner and President of International Fabrics, Inc. in 1992, supplying commercial fabrics to the government, military, hospitals, and the airline industry. Perhaps her proudest achievement was her contribution in founding The Common Thread for the Cure, a 501(c)(3), with her brother Scott, in honor of her sister, Sandy, offering Helping Hands grants to those battling breast cancer in the design and furnishings industry. She was a member of Morehead United Methodist Church in Greensboro.
She is survived by her nephew, Jason Redding and son Wesley, of Asheboro, NC, niece, Kasey Redding Bulford (Mark) and children Adele, Liam, and Jack, of Newnan, GA, sisters-in-law Maggie Burkhead, of Raleigh, NC, Madeleine Bray Smith of Rhode Island, and Barbara Angel Glenn of Charleston, SC, stepdaughter, Angela Bray Peer of Little River, SC, stepgrandson Brayson Peer (Jen) and three great stepgrandchildren, Alivia, Jacob, and Caroline of Asheboro, NC. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Bertha Burkhead, stepson, Christopher Emerson Bray, sister, Sandy Burkhead Campbell, husband, Charles Emerson Bray, and brother, John Scott Burkhead.
Memorial contributions may be made to -The Common Thread for the Cure, P.O. Box 43, Lexington, NC 27293 or www.commonthreadforthecure.org. or to Cemetery Fund, Patterson Grove Christian Church, c/o Ricky Gibson
1758 Academy Road Ext. Franklinville, NC 27248
Services conducted by Pugh Funeral Home of Asheboro, NC. Please share remembrances and condolences at www.Pughfuneralhome.com.