Valdosta Daily Times


January 14, 2013

Susie Mae Carter Crook

-- — Susie Mae Carter Crook, 95 passed away on Sunday, January 13 at her home in Green Cove Springs, Fla.   Susie was born on February 28, 1917 in Echols County, Georgia to Homer Jackson “Mann” Carter and Sallie Burnett Carter.  She was married to William Marvin Crook, Jr for 64 years.  

Susie attended Valdosta State Teacher’s College before she met and married her husband, Bill.  She was a resident of North Florida for over 70 years.   As an active member of Riverside Avenue Christian Church and the Fellowship of Christian Women, Susie was a wonderful cook and enjoyed providing delicious meals for Wednesday night dinners and special events at the church.  She also spent many years managing the YWCA Café.   She could cook as good for many as she did for a few.

Susie served as coach and general manager for her five sons’ Lakeshore baseball teams and had a very positive effect on many youngsters on the Westside of Jacksonville.

Susie is predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Will, Fred and Dan Carter; three sisters, Thelma Sullivan, Virginia Wetherington, Louheath Carter; and husband.  She is survived by her five sons, Bill (Tanya), Charles (Peg), Monty (Kathleen), Paul (Pat), and Ed (Judy); nieces and nephews, Jack Sullivan (Suzanne), Marianne Ratcliff (Jim), Ben Wetherington (Nisey), Ginny Wetherington, Fred Harrell Carter, Dorothy Hill (Billy), Doris Bassett (Harry) and Bill Sims; 16  grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

The family appreciates the compassionate care given by Leisa Ashline and Dahlia Barlow.

A memorial service will be held at Riverside Christian Church on Thursday, January 17 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Kent Dorsey officiating.  She will be laid to rest in the Carter family cemetery at Sardis Baptist Church in Echols County, Georgia on Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m..  In lieu of flowers, contributions for a Susie Carter Crook memorial may be made to Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2840 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, Fla.,  32205.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at:, 904-284-7720. — Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Green Cove Springs, Fla.

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