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Faith and Family Church
Saturday March 19th, 2022
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Sidney Paul Sutton, Jr.

Sidney Paul Sutton, Jr, 78, of Reidsville, North Carolina, passed away on March 14, 2022, after a battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Paul was born on May 12, 1943, to Sidney Paul Sutton, Sr. and Dorothy Christine Sutton in Macon, Georgia. After graduating high school from Glynn Academy in 1961, he went on to study Business at Berry College where he also met the love of his life, Elizabeth Annette Smith.  Annette and Paul married on March 27, 1965, following their graduation from Berry College.

As a newly married couple, Paul completed his graduate work in 1969 gaining both Master of Agricultural Accounting and Master of Economics from the University of Florida.  Paul volunteered served in the Army during the Vietnam War earning the rank of Second Lieutenant. 

After being honorably discharged, he landed his first job in 1970 as an internal auditor for Exxon company, kicking off a 38-year career in finance. Paul found his career home as the Vice President of Finance for the Belk organization for over 20 years and subsequently worked for Carlyle & Co. for over 10 years. 

Although Paul’s vocational achievements were many, his Christian faith was the anchor for his personal life and his family.  Paul dedicated his life to both personal spiritual disciplines as well as preaching and teaching in church leadership, serving on church and Christian school boards, and giving of his gifts in the church.   

After retiring in 2008, Paul spent time growing and selling produce at the Reidsville Farmer’s Market, teaching Sunday School at Faith and Family Church in Reidsville and vacationing each year in the Outer Banks with his large extended family.

Over their 56 years of marriage, Paul and Annette had four children, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Paul was predeceased by Sidney Paul Sutton, Sr., and Dorothy Christine Sutton. He is survived by Elizabeth Annette Sutton, children Michele (Lee) Worley, Ashley (Donna) Sutton, Deborah Jenkins, and Aaron (Tina) Sutton; grandchildren Kristin (Marc) Boucher, Morgan (Kevin) Merritt, Jasmin Sutton, Mariah Sutton, Elizabeth Sutton, Alexis Jenkins, Christopher Jenkins, River Sutton, Lincoln Sutton, and Ayden Sutton and great-grandchildren, Jada White, Jordan Sutton, Rakim White, Camden Sutton, and Kevin Merritt III; siblings Barbara Yancey and Jacqueline Osborne.

A visitation for Paul is planned for Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 12 pm to 1 pm. The visitation will be at the Faith and Family Church on 8845 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville, North Carolina. All are invited to attend. The funeral will follow immediately at 1 pm. The burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park and military honors will performed by the Rockingham County Honor Guard.

Memorials and floral tributes may be sent to Wilkerson Funeral Home, 1909 Richardson Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320.

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My thoughts and prayers are with Annette and family. Paul was such an awesome man, and such a good friend to my parents, Art and Catherine Pearson.

Sue Pearson Mar 19 2022 3:48 PM

Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to the Sutton family.

Brandon Lowery Mar 17 2022 2:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sidney Sutton, Jr.

Janet & David Lamberth Mar 17 2022 12:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sidney Sutton, Jr.

Ervette Quick Mar 16 2022 10:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sidney Sutton, Jr.

Barbara walker Mar 16 2022 6:06 PM

It was always a joy to chat with Mr. Sutton and buy some produce from him at the Farmers Market. He was always so upbeat and cheerful. He will be missed, My Prayers go out to his Family.

George R. Tate Sr Mar 16 2022 12:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sidney Sutton, Jr.

George R. Tate Sr Mar 16 2022 12:39 PM

Our prayers go out to Mr. Sutton's family. He was a gentle and kind man. He will be missed at the Reidsville Farmer's Market.

CHARLES SOUTHARD, Atley Wilson and Lane Southard Mar 16 2022 11:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sidney Sutton, Jr.

Gwen (Neighbor) Mar 16 2022 10:27 AM

Paul was a rare gem whose larger-than-life personality will be missed by all who knew him. His passionate devotion to the Lord, his wife & family and to his church were truly inspirational. And his positive attitude was infectious to anyone around him. We look forward to seeing our brother again soon.

Ken & Tammy Church Mar 16 2022 10:23 AM

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