Susanne McDonald McInnis

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Susanne McDonald McInnis, age 65 of Rockingham departed this life for her Heavenly home on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Susanne was the only daughter of the late James Martin McDonald and Mary Barksdale McDonald was born in Florence County, South Carolina on June 6, 1952. She graduated from the Hamlet Hospital School of Nursing in 1974. She devoted her life to caring for others as a nurse and retiring after many years of service from Sandhills Medical Center. She served as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rockingham, the current Chapter Regent of the General Henry William Harrington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, current Board member of the Christian Closet, a North Carolina Master Gardener, missionary to Honduras and a Nurse Volunteer for the Compassionate Care Clinic. Susanne enjoyed collecting antiques, colonial history, causing her own kind of trouble, always ready to help, standing up for what she believed in and always leaving her mark; although, her greatest joy was caring for others before herself and sharing time with her family. As a registered donor, she left this world still giving to others.

Susanne is survived by her daughter, Mary Anne McInnis Meacham and husband Jeff of Rockingham and grandchildren, William Thomas “Will” Meacham and Olivia Barksdale “Owee” Meacham; her brother, Michael “Mike” McDonald and wife Kathy of Lamar, SC; niece, Jenifer M. O’Neal of Hartsville, SC, nephew, John M. McDonald of Greenville, SC; and her many loving friends and fellow nurses.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Rockingham, 410 E. Washington Street, Rockingham, NC

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25th out under the tent in the field at the home site of Jeff and Mary Anne Meacham, on Dockery Lake Road, Rockingham, NC. This is at the intersection of Holly Grove Church Road and Dockery Lake Road. Please dress comfortably and casual. Also, please come with a good story or memory to share about Susanne. A private burial will follow the service in Ellerbe Cemetery. For directions or a map, please contact Richard Boles Funeral Service at 910-291-0066.

Family is receiving friends all other times at the home of her daughter at 1418 Carolina Drive, Rockingham, NC.

Memorial donations are requested to be given in her memory to The Susanne M. McInnis Nursing Scholarship Fund at Richmond Community College, 1042 West Hamlet Avenue