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Tsuruko N. Weiss

November 10, 1936 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Tsuruko Weiss Obituary

Tsuruko “Sue" Nakazato Weiss, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Village Green Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Tsuruko was born on November 10, 1936, in Nakijin Nakasone, Okinawa to the late Tokujiro Nakazato and Kana Oshiro.  Her father passed away when she was 6 years old and was raised by a single mother who was a sugar farmer and raised hogs. Tsuruko was the 3rd youngest of 9 children. 

She married Howard Weiss in 1958, becoming an Air Force wife. In 1966, she became a US citizen. Sue and her family moved to Fayetteville in the early 1970s and she continued her career as a licensed Japanese dollmaker and a licensed beautician. She later worked as a seamstress and focused her efforts on selling her crafts, having received a Southeastern Arts & Crafts Master’s degree.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Sandy Weiss, of Spokane Valley, WA; son, Steve Weiss of Supply, NC; and grandson, Joshua Weiss.

A Memorial service will be held on Monday, November 13, 2023, in the Snyder Memorial Baptist Church Chapel at 11 am.  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.

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Services provided by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Memorial Service
November 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Snyder Memorial Baptist Church Chapel
701 Westmont Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Visitation Following Service

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church Chapel
701 Westmont Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28305


Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
701 Westmont Dr., Fayetteville NC 28305
Tel: 1-910-484-3191


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