Susan Manwell Suppes

susan suppes

February 13, 1948 ~ August 25, 2013

Born in: Lorain, Ohio
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Susan Manwell Suppes, age 65, of Lawrenceville passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2013 after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy PSP. Susan was born February 13, 1948 in Lorain, OH. She moved to Atlanta in 1974 where she was a math teacher at Dunwoody High School. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and obtained her masters degree at Emory. In 1976 she married David Suppes. Susan is survived by her husband of 36 years, David Suppes; children, Cheryl Suppes Rambler and Eddie Suppes; grandson, Jonah David Rambler; sisters, Nancy Morrison and Laurie Maldonado; and brother, Bill Manwell. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville with Dr. Bill Burch officiating. A reception, hosted by Wesley Sunday School class, will be held immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Susan's memory, to Cure PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 27, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Dear Dave:
    I was so very sad to learn of Sue’s passing. I hope you are comforted in knowing she is no longer suffering. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Hugs, Dorie

  2. Dear Audrey, Bill, Dave and Family…I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Sue. She was truly a bright light in the Manwell/Suppes family. Look for her in Jonah’s eyes – you’ll find her there. May God bless your family and keep you as you move through this difficult time together.

  3. Dear Audrey, Bill, Dave and Family…I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Sue. She was truly a bright light in the Manwell/Suppes family. Look for her in Jonah’s eyes – you’ll find her there. May God bless your family and keep you as you move through this difficult time together.

  4. May the resurrection hope sustain you. “For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes those alive whom he wants to.” Joh 5:21

  5. Dear Dave, Cheryl and Eddie, My sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Dave, Cheryl, Eddie and Audrey, We’re so sorry for your loss. Sue was a good friend. She will be missed by her former students, along with family and friends. We wish we could be there to offer you our support during this time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Take care
    Mike, Debbi, Brandon, Taylor and Pierce

  7. Dear Dave, Cheryl and Eddie and family,
    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of dear sweet Sue. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, and it was such a privilege and honor to get to know her over the years. Sue was such a shining light in her many years as a teacher, neighbor and friend. She will be missed by all family and friends deeply. Please know that we are there for you and the family now and always.
    With friendship and care,
    JoAlice, Steve and Patrick Welton

  8. Dave, Cheryl, Eddie, Nancy, Laurie & Bill – Our condolences – Sue was a very special lady & now you have an angel watching over you. Find peace in the wonderful memories.

  9. Nancy, Bill and Laurie

    My sincere condolences to you and your families on the passing of your dear sister, Susan. My good friend Dave, spoke often of his trips to Atlanta which included reports of his adventures with Susan, David and the grand children. He was so proud of his family and was so concerned about Susan’s illness. What a regret that she was taken so young. I know the love of your families and the support of you friends will see you through this difficult time.


  10. I am so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. You are in my heart and prayers. May God be with you now and always.

  11. David and Family,
    I was sorry to hear that Susan’s battle in life has ended. My high school classsmate and family friend for so long is now with her Mom and Dad. Remember the grand times that you have had in life. Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for you all.

    Len and Greg Tomlin

  12. I haven’t had contact with Sue for 47 years but she made a big difference in my life! During my sophomore year at Lorain High School Sue taught me how to twirl a baton and I made the majorette line. Those next 2 years were fun and helped my self-esteem which I feel changed my life. I am very sorry for your loss and for Sue’s suffering. God bless you all.

  13. Our deepest sympathy to Susan’s family, words cannot express our feelings for what you have gone through. I am glad your parents did not have to deal with this loss. Just thinking of many good memories. We will be praying for all of you.

  14. So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. We will pray for healing and the joy of remembrance in this time of sorrow.

  15. Dear Dave, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue was the best. Our love to all the family. Reid and Deloris Mullins

  16. I am so very, very sad to find this on the internet! Sweet Sue was in my AGD pledge class at BG, and always such an asset to our group!
    Peace and blessings to you all.

  17. We are so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. We just had a mini reunion in Ohio of BGSU 1966-1970 classmates last week and Susan’s name came up. We lived net door to Sue when we were freshmen. We searched the internet and sadly found the news of her passing. We wanted her family to know that our memories of Sue are those of a caring, funny lady who found it very easy to reach out and make a difference.

    Sue, Kathy and Susan from BGSU

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