Services for Susanne Geist Black, MD formerly of 509 E. Roosevelt St., Dillon, SC and more recently of Jefferson, NC, have been scheduled. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Jefferson United Methodist Church in Jefferson, NC. Music will begin at 2 p.m. Visitation will follow the service at the church. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Dillon, SC. Viewing and visitation with the family will be prior to these graveside services from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013, in the First Baptist Church, Dillon, SC. Dr. Black died on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Jefferson, NC. She was born on July 8, 1919 in St. Paul, MN, daughter of the late John M. Geist and the late Susanne Williams Geist of St. Paul. She was the wife of the late Swift C. Black, MD of Dillon (formerly of Springfield, SC). Dr. Black earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Minnesota
, serving an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. She completed her Master's in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She became Board Certified in Family Medicine and in Public Health, having achieved Diplomate status in both specialties. Dr. Black was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Swift Black. Together they established a family practice partnership in Dillon, SC in 1946. In 1970, she became District Medical Director for the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control of the Pee Dee Health District until her retirement in 1983. Surviving are her four children, Swift C. Black, Jr. of West Jefferson, NC; John G. Black, MD (Anne Ellis Black) of Lexington, SC; Susanne E. Black, PhD, of West Jefferson, NC; and MaryAnne Black Moore (Donald Ray Moore) of Jefferson, NC. Her three grandsons are Jonathan Dillard Black of Lexington, SC, Anderson Lee Moore, and Stanton Cooper Moore, both of Jefferson, NC. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Williams Geist, MD (Rosemary), and her sister, Marie A. Geist, both of St. Paul, MN. She was predeceased by her husband and her brother, John Williams Geist of Northfield, MN. Another survivor includes her sister-in-love, Merial Black Holland of Winston-Salem, NC; special nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for the Swift C. Black and Susanne G. Black Scholarship Fund payable to the SCMA Foundation, PO Box 11188, Columbia, SC 29211. This scholarship was established for deserving medical students from the Pee Dee area. Arrangements are being coordinated by Badger Funeral Home in West Jefferson, NC and Kannaday Funeral Home in Dillon, SC.