Susan Dolores Prevatte Todd-Adame passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in the comfort of her beloved beach home surrounded by the ones she loved and who loved her. Susan was 91 years old when she went home to her Lord, although she didn’t look a day over 25. Susan fought a strong and graceful fight against cancer for nearly 10 years, never allowing her sickness to keep her down or change the way she lived every day. Even on her hardest days she rose every morning, did her makeup, fixed her hair and took on the day with that Hollywood smile on her face.
Susan was born on August 28, 1930, in Laurinburg, NC but grew up in Rockingham, NC. She has been happily married to the love of her life, Reynaldo Timoteo Adame for 35 years. They shared a rich and full life together as they combined their two families on April 12, 1987. Susan is the mother of her three boys, Hubert Lee Todd Jr., Michael Dean Todd and Ronald David Todd as well as the stepmother of Paul Adame and Jennifer Adame who she loved as her own. She leaves behind in love and memory many beloved family members including a sister, Candace Everett, a brother, Rick Prevatte, four sisters in law, three brothers in law, 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild whom she held just days before passing. She was preceded in death by a sister Brenda Prevatte Dennis. Her family meant the world to her, and her greatest joy was having her house filled with the laughter and presence of her family.
The life Susan lived is beyond anything words could describe. After graduating from Rockingham High School as a Cum Laude honor student she married Fort Bragg soldier Hubert Lee Todd in September 1948. In July 1949 they had their first son Hubert Lee Todd Jr. followed by their second son Michael Dean Todd in May 1951. Shortly before Hubert Todd Sr. was sent to the Korean War, their third child Ronald David Todd was born April 1953.
As a small mill town girl, Susan had a passion for encouraging girls and young women to believe in themselves and do whatever they set their minds to. Susan began working as a federal employee at Ft. Bragg in 1969 as a Temporary Clerk Typist at the John F. Kennedy Special Forces Warfare Center and School (JFKSWC). She worked her way to become Chief of the Editing Branch at JFKSWC before graduating from Methodist University in the early eighties and accepting the speechwriter position for the 8th U.S. Army in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK). As the speechwriter for all the U.S. Army general officers in the ROK, she helped communicate U.S. military policy positions and served as the integral part of maintaining United Nations partnerships and relations. She returned to Fort Bragg in 1986.
After retiring from Federal Service in 1992, Susan worked as a volunteer for the U.S. Census Bureau, the United Way in Mississippi and as a contracted federal test administrator at Columbus AFB. Susan and her husband loved to travel together and lived in several states as well as the Republic of Korea. While living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she worked as an acting extra working on several TV series including “Breaking Bad”, “In Plain Sight”, “The Night Shift”, “Preacher”, “Graves”, and movies such as “Sicario”, and “Just Getting Started”. Susan will always be remembered by her loved ones for her love of thrifting, a good brown biscuit, The Golden Girls, dancing to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and her love for the song “Suddenly” by Billy Ocean which reflected the life she lived.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home chapel in Rockingham with Rev. Billy Dennis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at. www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Todd-Adame family.
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