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Suzanne Satterfield M.D.

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Suzanne Satterfield, M.D.

Memphis, TN

Suzanne (Suzy) Satterfield, M.D., 61, died peacefully on January 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by close family and friends, who had supported her since her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. William T. and Rita Satterfield. Suzy was born on October 28, 1955 in Memphis, TN, where she met her husband, John Pickens. After they married in 1982, Suzy and John lived in Miami, FL and Andover, MA, where their two children, Will and Amy Pickens, were born. They later returned to Memphis to be near family.

She loved her children dearly and enjoyed every moment she had with them. They brought her immense joy, and she was so proud of them. Suzy also loved her fellow early service worshipers at Idlewild Presbyterian Church and expressed deep gratitude for the many ways Idlewild's members and ministers supported her and her family, providing both spiritual and nutritional sustenance.

Suzy cherished and wanted to thank her many friends and relatives who supported her and her family. Donnas Gant and Barbara Thompson, dear friends who have faithfully loved and cared for her family, have a special place in Suzy's heart. She also wanted to thank the nurses and helpers at Trinity Hospice and the doctors and nurses at West Clinic.

Suzy had a passion for teaching medical students at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and working for many years on the Admissions Committee. Her coworkers in the Department of Preventive Medicine were angels during her illness.

Suzy's favorite escapes were watching sunsets over Galloway Golf Course each day and visiting Martha's Vineyard, where the seven-mile ferry trip made her cares melt away.

Her memorial service will be held at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 19 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, Suzy had requested that memorial donations be sent to the Hutchison School, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, or the Grant Somes Memorial Lectureship Endowment at the Department of Preventive Health at UTHSC (
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 17, 2017
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