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Obituary for Jesse Hinnant Suitt

Jesse Hinnant Suitt

August 13, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Kinston-Jesse Hinnant Suitt, 86, peacefully passed away and received his eternal reward on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Jesse was born August 13, 1930 in Granville County to the late Aubrey Ray Suitt and Zula Estelle ONeal Suitt. His beloved wife of fifty two years, Charlotte Gray Suitt, preceded him in death on February 25, 2011. Jesse was proud of his heritage and grew up on a tobacco farm in Granville County. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. Jesse received a degree in history from East Carolina University and embarked on a long, distinguished career as an educator. One with a passionate thirst for knowledge, Jesse was an avid reader with a keen interest in military history. Jesse and his wife loved animals. Any stray animal in the community was always welcome at the Suitt home. Jesse was never one to be in a hurry, and nothing was better than the taste of good ice cream. He loved the sounds of bluegrass music. Most important to Jesse was the well-being and safety of those he loved. His family has many fond memories of his beautiful voice as he sang Christmas Carols. He deeply savored the time spent with his family and was quick to snap a photo for his photo album. His memory shines bright in the hearts of his family.

A service to celebrate and honor the life of Jesse H. Suitt will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Westview Cemetery.

Jesse is survived by a sister, Mary Renn; along with a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Jesse was preceded in death by three siblings, Melba Parham, Edwin ONeal Suitt and Katie Cutts; two nephews, Edwin Suitt Jr. and Michael Cutts; and a niece, Debbie Stallings.

Family and friends will be received Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to the Lenoir County SPCA, P.O. Box 1481, Kinston, NC 28503 or St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 256 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Visitation

Sunday

6

Aug

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Service Of Remembrance

Sunday

6

Aug

2:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

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