Floral 26

Alverta Mae Sullivan

May 31, 1937 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Alverta Sullivan Obituary

Alverta Mae (Johnson) Sullivan


Alverta, age 86, was born May 31, 1937 to Lorenza Dell and Louise Virginia (Musgrove) Johnson of Howard County, MD. She passed away peacefully at her Burtonsville, MD home of 66 years on October 6, 2023. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters Helen Johnson, Betty (Johnson) Day and Thelma (Johnson) Pegg, brothers David “Petey” Johnson, Edwin “Sonny” Johnson, Michael “Mickey” Johnson, and her husband of 45 years, Louis E. Sullivan who passed away on September 4, 2002.

She is survived by her children: Ruth (Dennis “Mickey”) Edens of Monrovia, MD, Linda Sullivan of Burtonsville, MD, Randolph “Randy” (Suzanne) Sullivan of Boonsboro, MD and Louise (Matthew “Matt”) Carrigan of Silver Spring, MD; her grandchildren: Randolph “Randy” Sullivan Jr., Mary (Mark) Talbot, Rachel (Kyle) Naylor, Shawn (Erica Watkins) Venable, Samuel “Sam” Venable, Matthew Carrigan II, Samantha (Sebastian) Carmine and Michael “Mike” (Ashley) Carrigan; 5 great grandchildren: Cole and Natalie Talbot, Brynn Venable, Isaac Naylor, and Raelynn Carrigan.

Alverta was a 1956 graduate of Sherwood High School, Sandy Spring, MD, for which she lovingly shared many happy memories of school and friends. After working for a short period in local nursing care facilities, Alverta married Louis Sullivan and they began their family. In addition to dedicating her life to her family and her home, she was an excellent cook and baker, enjoyed canning and preserving from the family vegetable garden and was most happy when being outside in her own flower garden. Additionally, she loved jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, word searches, and watching a really good murder mystery.

Following her wishes, her services were kept private and limited to immediate family. Should you wish to celebrate her memory, please plant a tree, shrub, or flower in honor of her love and knowledge of all things outdoors.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alverta Mae Sullivan, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Alverta Mae Sullivan?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Alverta's memory.


Private Services


© 2023 Roy W. Barber Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility