Susan Anderson

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NEW BERN, NC – Susan Jean (Drzal) Anderson, 68, of New Bern, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Garber United Methodist Church in New Bern, NC, with a reception to follow.

Sue grew up in Ahoskie, NC and graduated from St. Mary’s in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and


Katherine Gibbs School. Her career began as an administrative assistant to Congressman Walter B. Jones, Sr., in Washington, DC. As her family grew and moved from Richmond, to Charlottesville, and Blacksburg, Virginia, she committed her time and talent to public relations in local schools and city organizations. Sue recently returned to her beloved Tarheel state in a new life of opportunities to be with and serve others. Lovingly known as the one in charge, she excelled in the culinary arts and always extending true southern hospitality to each of her friends and guests. She was a courageous and devoted mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Katherine Drzal Rice and husband Evan; son, Christopher Michael Drzal and his girlfriend Stephanie Kristin Ricker; grandchild, Reagan Jean Rice; brother, David Robert Anderson and wife Lillie; niece, Laura DeBerry; and nephew, Kevin David and wife Farhana.

Sue was preceded in death by her father and mother, Robert Allen Anderson and Helen Corbin Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army of New Bern at 1402 Rhem Ave., New Bern, NC 28560.

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Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.