Susan H. Heath

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Susan H. Heath
AIKEN, SC - Mrs. Susan H. Heath, 64, loving wife of Rick Heath, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Stevenson-Mcclelland Building from 4-6 PM.
Susan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her greatest joy came from spending time with and caring for her family. Susan was passionate about the role she played in the life of her family. She gave of herself tirelessly and unselfishly. She put the needs and wishes of her family before her own. Susan did all she could do to make life happier and easier for them. Rick and her children, Shannon, Kris, and Lizzie felt loved and cherished by Susan. She was always available to do whatever was needed to make life better for them.
Susan adored her four granddaughters Chloe, Annabelle, Ella and Emma. She cared for them from their birth until her illness made it impossible for her to continue. These little girls were a joy and blessing to Susan.
After Susan's mother Fanny died, Susan assumed the role as matriarch of the family. Along with her sister Sally, Susan carried on her mother's tradition of gathering as a family to celebrate holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions of the family. Susan was a rock for her family.
Susan and her sister Sally shared a close and loving relationship. They were best friends as well as sisters. They cherished the time they spent together.
One of Susan's favorite places on this earth was Hilton Head Island, and the time she spent there with her family. She loved walking on the beach every morning and sitting on the porch in her rocking chair in the evening. She rocked all of her grandchildren to sleep in that chair.
Susan had many wonderful and supportive friends. She shared her zest for life with all who knew and loved her. She will be missed by her friends and family alike. She will be especially missed by her Supper Club, which is made up of seven couples, who have met for dinner for thirty years. This group has shared many of life's significant events - weddings, births, and many happy occasions. In their hearts' will always be a place set at their table for Susan.
Susan fought her battle with pancreatic cancer with courage and determination. She did everything within her power to overcome the disease. She greatly appreciated the love and support of her family during her illness. They were with her every step of the way. Their faithfulness was an expression of their love and respect for Susan.
Susan was touched by the outpouring of encouragement, love and support given to her during her illness. She kept the cards and messages sent to her and reread them for solace during the dark days of her illness. She reassured those offering support to her by responding with words of gratitude and praise. This was so typical of the humble and caring lady Susan was.
Susan was an extraordinary person. She was strong, loving, thoughtful, generous, and a beautiful women. She was also gentle, humble, and kind. She preferred giving to receiving. Her life was characterized by her strong faith in God, her devotion to those she loved, and her integrity. She was a blessing to all who were privileged to have known her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made in Susan's name may be directed to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St., S.W., Aiken SC 29801 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
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Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. - Aiken
924 Hayne Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-3456
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from July 12 to July 13, 2015