New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 8, 2019

Susie G. Tazewell


Evangelist Susie G. Tazewell, of Charles City, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 26, 2018.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1932 to the late Andrew and Alberta Thompson. Susie was educated in the Charles City County school system. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and baptized. Susie was the founder of the Charles City Prayer Band, traveling across the country to open up for many great artists including The Clark Sisters and Maggie Ingram.

Susie had a great love for wrestling, feeding the hungry, and when she talked about God, it brought great conviction to many. She was one of the first African-American women to style and sell wigs in the area.

She first began attending Jerusalem Baptist Church in Charles City, VA under the leadership of the late Pastor Bolden Bradly. While serving there, Susie worked in many capacities that included singing in the senior choir, working on the missionary board, and cleaning God’s house. Susie moved on to become a member at The Fellowship Church in Providence Forge, VA, under the leadership of Pastor Eddie P. Jones Jr. She continued working in the vineyard while serving as a devotion leader and intercessor. Later, she joined the Bethel Bibleway, now known as the Bethel Restoration Center, under the leadership of Apostle John Gray Sr. She was one of the church mothers known for her stern discipline and the loving hand, “The Big Black Hand”. Susie later returned back to Jerusalem Baptist Church and served there before becoming ill.

Preceding her in death by her daughter, Sergeant First Class Deborah Robinson.

She is survived by six children, Brenda Mayo, Jerald Thompson (Carolyn), Euricka White, Cathy Folorunso, Cynthia Tazewell, and Wheeler Tazewell; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, and one devoted cousin, Louise Stone.

She has been so many things for so many people. She has been a woman that the Bible describes:

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. ~Proverbs 31:10~