Sue Carol Wilson, age 66, of Cumming passed away Dec. 6, 2012, after a battle with breast cancer that she faced with a strong will and on her own terms. Born in Hudson, N.Y., April 23, 1946, Sue made her mark in North Carolina and Texas before taking Cumming by storm.
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Sue turned her own life tragedies into a driving force to provide help for others. She dreamt of, developed, and grew her Forsyth County non-profit organization, Garden of Empowerment. She used her organization as a platform for her mission in life to help women move forward after divorce, separation, or widowhood.
Sue had a deep love for the ocean, all things pink, and above all, her family and friends.
She leaves behind her loving son, Marc; daughter-in-law Jennine, who thought of her as a mother; two grandsons, Ethan and Tyler, who will always remember trips with grandma for all-you-can-eat fried chicken and dollar store shopping sprees; precious granddaughter, Emily, who loved blowing bubbles with grandma on her front lawn and having story time by the fireplace; as well as her brother, Ray, who still calls New York home, but always stayed in touch.
The number of friends she leaves behind is countless and each one held a special place in her heart, and her in theirs.
Following her wishes, a celebration of her life will be held in her honor where she hopes for all of her friends and family to remember the good times and share happy memories. The celebration will be held in the community room of McDonald and Son Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 4, from 7-9 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Forsyth County News from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2012