Nora “Susie” Helen Eason Betsill

Nora “Susie” Helen Eason Betsill went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  She passed away peacefully.
Susie was born March 11, 1932 to Will C. and Lillian Eason and was raised in Jonesboro, GA on the family’s farm.  She married Alex B. Betsill, Sr. on December 1, 1950.  Susie was a stay at home mom raising her five children up attending College Park Second Baptist Church where she taught GA’s on Wednesday evenings.  When the children were older, Susie was a school crossing guard at West Clayton Elementary School where she was also PTA president for many years and was actively involved in her children’s education.  Susie later spent 30 years driving a school bus for the Clayton County, Georgia Department of Education.  Having successfully raised five children, Susie was well equipped for handling all the children on the bus.  Susie also successfully coached a rec league softball team and in her last year of coaching took her team to the nationals and won second place in the national tournament.  Susie made sure all of her children were involved in church and school activities such as sports, band and various clubs.  She also took her children on many camping trips, trips to Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, etc.  Susie loved her children greatly.
Susie was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Alex Bryant Betsill, Sr., her firstborn beloved son, Alex Bryant Betsill, Jr., her parents Will C. and Lillian Eason, her brothers Willie, Richard and Harry, her sisters Maggie, Elizabeth, Jean & Jane, Evelyn.  
Susie is survived by her children, Steve Betsill, Cathy (Paul) Singletary, Jeff (Laura) Betsill, Nancy (Ginger) Betsill, wife of Bryant, Yvonne Betsill, Makoto (Satomi) Sugashita.  She also leaves behind grandchildren, Jennifer, Alex, Rebekah, James, Chris, Sam, Greg, Tammie, Jason, Emma, Paul Jr., Daniel and Andrew (and their spouses); great-grandchildren, Nathan, Stryder, Payton, Liam, Ashlyn, Lane, Ryen, Breyley, Stella, Gracie, Ginnaleah, Katie, and Cody; and one great-great-grandson due in March.  
Mama’s motto with us kids growing up was “if I can play with my children or clean house, I’ll always play with my children.  The house will always be there.”
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 11 AM -2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
 
Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fayetteville – www.mowells.com

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