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Suzanne Jean Dockman Greener


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Suzanne Jean Dockman Greener

Memphis, TN

Suzanne Jean Dockman Greener passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters at Abe's Garden in Nashville, TN on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Sue was born to the late Ruth and David Dockman in Chicago, IL on February 14, 1929, the same day as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. She was raised on the Southside of Chicago in Hyde Park. She graduated from Hyde Park High School and attended the University of Chicago. She was working in advertising in 1951 when she met and married the love of her life, Eugene Greener, Jr., an attorney from Memphis, TN. Sue and Gene lived in Memphis, where they raised their three daughters. While there, Sue was a homemaker, community volunteer and active member of Temple Israel. She and Gene moved to SW Florida in the early 1980's, where Sue continued her volunteering. She took special pride in her work for the Naples Museum of Art. Sue remained in Florida for eight years after Gene's death in 2006. She moved to Nashville in 2014 to be closer to family.

Sue was funny, social, beautiful, tough, and a real trouper! Like her mother, she was a card shark and loved playing bridge and gin rummy. She also loved playing mahjongg and rummikub. A sports enthusiast, she was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and was thrilled with their 2016 World Series win. She also loved football, golf and tennis. She loved theatre, opera, ballet and the symphony. She loved to dance and sing and was a chocolate lover, who never passed up a hot fudge sundae. Finally, she loved this country and was a proud American.

She is survived by her three girls, Cynthia Edelman (Daniel) of Jacksonville, FL, Patrice Marks (James) of Nashville, TN and Julie Range (Franklin) of Athens, GA, and by six grandchildren, Jay Meredith Stein (Joshua Zwass), Berry Stein, Zachary Edelman, Albert Marks (Rachel), Michael Marks and Matthew Range – as well as one great-grandchild, Freda Zwass. She is also survived by her sister, Marjorie Weiss (Bernard).

The family would like to thank Dr. Craig Sussman and Dr. Meghan Riddle and their staffs, as well as the entire staff of Abe's Garden for their profound kindness and support during these last few months.

Rabbi Micah Greenstein led a graveside service on Monday, March 13 at 3 p.m. at the Temple Israel Cemetery, 1708 Hernando Rd., Memphis, TN.

Contributions may be made to Abe's Garden, 618 Church St., Ste. 220, Nashville, TN 37219, Alive Hospice of Nashville, 1807 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203, Temple Israel, 1376 E. Massey, Memphis, TN 38120 or the .

Sue was our special Valentine and was loved so dearly. We will miss her.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 14, 2017
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