As a courtesy to the family of Susan Mills Murphy, we are sharing her obituary. Any condolences will be shared with her family. Susan is a Wadesboro native.
Susan Mills Murphy, born September 28, 1950, to Marguerite Coley and Mert Mills, passed away peacefully May 11, 2021, in Bradenton, FL, after a two year battle with cancer.
Susan is now reunited in heaven with her Father, Mert Mills, her Mother, Marguerite Coley, Stepfather, Buddy Coley, her brother, Mert Mills and her two special cousins that were practically brothers – Larry and Charles (Scrunchie) Mills along with all of her aunts and uncles. What a glorious day for them!
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 30 years, Dennis Murphy, who never left her side during her courageous battle. Susan is also survived by her beautiful Havanese pup, Patty, her sister Sandy Davidson (Dean) of Punta Gorda, FL, stepsons Mike Murphy (Peta), Sean Murphy (Stephanie) and Kris Murphy (Kim) all of Winter Park, FL, and her grandchildren Liem, Maya, Finn, Torin and Jackson. Susan also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Susan loved spending time with her family and she loved her retired life in FL. The front porch of her home had been nicknamed Patty’s Porch and was a central gathering place throughout each day for family, friends and neighbors to stop by, have a seat and solve all the world’s problems! Susan loved to bake and was always sharing her delicious cookies and other baked treats with the neighbors and their children. She will be missed by all who knew her, but she will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton for the gentle and unwavering care Susan received from them in her last few days.
There will be a memorial service on June 26th in Winter Park, FL, followed by a memorial service for her NC family shortly thereafter. Susan will then be buried alongside her Mother and Step Father at Anson Memorial Park in Wadesboro, NC.