Georgia Mae Kleinhenz of Poquoson, Virginia passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the age of 87. Georgia was born in Bryceland, LA on October 30, 1933 to Lavell Dewey Sutton and Rosa Mae Lawler Sutton and later moved to Shreveport, LA. She was married to Victor Bruno Kleinhenz for 43 years prior to his passing on April 11, 1995. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Because of Victor’s career with the Federal Aviation Administration, Georgia established homes in many different locations; to include, Shreveport, LA, Memphis, TN, Montgomery, AL, Panama Canal Zone, Maryville, TN and Oviedo and Sanford, FL. She spent her last six and half years in Poquoson to be closer to her family.
Georgia was an excellent seamstress, from the time Victor bought her first sewing machine when she was 22. She made clothes, curtains and just about everything else needed and later in life hand-stitched quilts for her family. She loved to garden and established large organic vegetable gardens at many of her homes. She became a full time traveler with Victor after his retirement in 1989. Georgia continued the RV lifestyle after his death until age 75. She traveled back and forth across the U.S. and Canada each year with her sister, Jan, or a good friend, Betty, in a 32’ motorhome pulling a car. Georgia also made a round trip up the ALCAN highway to Alaska in her RV one summer. Her and Victor were also avid bicyclists, which she continued to her 80s. She biked 2,500 miles across the U.S from Washington state to Wisconsin, across the south island of New Zealand, across Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, and participated in countless cross-state bicycle rides in Florida, Georgia,, Louisiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Virginia. She completed 33 annual six-day, Florida Bicycle Safaris, participating in the last one at 79. In her late 60s and 70s, Georgia took multiple tours associated with Christian history and visited Israel, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Germany and many other places.
Georgia is preceded in death by her parents, Lavell and Rosa, her husband, Victor, her oldest son James David Kleinhenz and her two brothers, Robert Lavell Sutton and Charles Irvin Sutton. She is survived by her sister, Janice Faye Grubbs of Shreveport, LA, her daughter, Vickie Ann Christensen (Charles) of Tuscon, AZ and her son Kevin Fitzgerald Kleinhenz (Lori) of Yorktown, VA, grandchildren, Eamon Holmes, Jennifer Kleinhenz Judkins (Daniel), and Kara Kleinhenz Eads (Nick) and great grandchildren, Reid and Walker Judkins.
Georgia was a devoted member of the Poquoson Baptist Church (PBC). A socially distanced, celebration of life will be held in the Poquoson Baptist Church gym on January 28th, 2021 at 4 p.m. Georgia will make one final trip to Florida to be laid to rest with her husband and oldest son in the Oviedo Cemetery on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you may make a thoughtful donation to the PBC Benevolence or Missions Fund at https://www.poquosonbaptist.org/give or 283 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA 23662.
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.
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283 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson VA 23662