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Susan Bentley Cregger
1936 - 2021
Oakey’s North Chapel
6732 Peters Creek Rd.
Roanoke, VA
Susan Bentley Cregger

September 23, 1936 - October 12, 2021

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, (The SUNSET) Susan Bentley Cregger, a long-term resident of Roanoke, Virginia and Beloved by many Relatives and Friends in the Star City and Beyond, was granted admission into The Heavenly Gates, at the age of 85.

Susan, born in Fredericksburg, Va., on September 23, 1936 (Her SUNRISE), was the daughter of a Methodist Minister (Floyd Thomas Bentley and her Mother, Edith Bayne Bentley). Susan was very warm and loving. She never knew a stranger. And, she had a huge smile throughout her entire life. Susan was a Valedictorian twice: once at her high school, William Byrd Senior High School and again in her early 40's at Virginia Western Community College while obtaining a Business Management degree.

She was a real estate Broker/owner of Cregger and Company and a banker for her entire professional career while being an incredible cook and Mother. Susan lived her final 6+ months of her life in gorgeous Tidewater, Virginia, where she often would gaze out at the Rappahannock River and lightly yell out, "I see a Boat!" Perhaps it was her really telling us that she could, on the horizon, "I see God' who eventually docked nearby to board Susan for her final voyage home into Eternity. She was surrounded by her family while crossing into the Kingdom of God on her custom Boat.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Thomas Bentley and Edith Bayne Bentley; her husband, Frank Albert Cregger; her loving two sisters, Joan Bentley Hoelzer and Mary Edith Bentley Abu-Saba; and her son, Barton Bentley Cregger.

Her primary and faithful caregivers were her daughter, Stephanie Cregger Reger along with her son-in-law, Steven A. Reger. Other living siblings are her brothers, Floyd Edward Bentley of Llano, Texas, and Samuel Bayne Bentley of Palo Alto, California.

Survivors are other Roanoke relatives, cousins located everywhere, and friends located in Roanoke and beyond. Loving neighbors/friends, Bill and Susan Wilkinson of Roanoke, Virginia, who were always nearby and an incredible to the Cregger family for the past 35+ years. In recent years, her super close friends were numerous in Altamira, though were foremost her next-door-neighbors, Erdinne, Mom's replacement and Sweetest Chef Extraordinaire in the World, Sonny, and Mark Snider.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Oakey's North Chapel. The Farewell Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Oakey's North Chapel with the incredible Pastor and long-time friend, Jeff Wilson of Huntington Court United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, Susan would love it if people would kindly consider contributions to Huntington Court United Methodist Church Building Fund, where she was a member for over 60 years, or to Shriner's Crippled Children Hospital via the Kazim Temple in Roanoke. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published by Roanoke Times on Oct. 16, 2021.
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Oakey’s North Chapel
6732 Peters Creek Rd. , Roanoke, VA
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Stephenie, we are so sorry for your mother's passing. She and your father are missed by many friends and family. We did not learn of her passing until yesterday and missed the service and visitation. Please know we thought so much of all of you and your family. There are many good memories of all of you. Take care.
Edward and Linda Clark
October 21, 2021
Susan was a dear friend. She went to high school with my husband, J.N. Jones where they formed a lasting friendship. She and others in the class "adopted" me as one of their own and included me in many of their activities. We were pleased to serve on the Director's Staff of Kazim Shrine with Frank and Susan and shared many fun times. I'm sure there is a mini reunion of Wm. Byrd classmates taking place behind those pearly gates and she and J.N. are right in the middle of it!
Jan Jones
October 17, 2021
Love and comforting thoughts to Susan's family, having known and shared friendships as co-workers at Dominion Bankshares Corporation. Always upbeat and cheerful, she was a delight to know.
Merle D Slusher
October 16, 2021
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