July 13, 1947 ~ December 28, 2018
Susan Lutters Northcutt, 71, of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed away on December 28, 2018, from complications of multiple myeloma. She faced her cancer diagnosis with great strength and battled the disease for more than ten years. Susan was born in Winchester, Va., in 1947 to the late Mary and Bill Lutters of Sandy Springs, Ga. She grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., with a degree in English. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in English from the University of Georgia and taught English part-time at DeKalb College. In 1970, She married Gary Greene of Loganville, Ga., and they had two children. When her children were young, she stayed at home to care for them. She also was an avid volunteer, serving as a PTA president at her children’s elementary school, as a frequent volunteer at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, and as a Camp Fire Girls’ co-leader of her daughter’s Blue Bird troop. In midlife, she earned her doctorate degree in human resources from Georgia State University. She pursued a successful career in this field over the next twenty or so years, working at several local companies including Sun Data in Norcross and Heraeus Amersil in Buford. Susan focused her retirement years on her family and friends, as well as on her interests in gardening, birdwatching, painting, and politics. She also was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Norcross, Ga., where she played in the St. Cecilia Handbell Choir. Susan is survived by her two children, Jennifer and Jonathan Greene, and their respective spouses, Eric and Christina; as well as by her seven grandchildren of whom she was very proud: James, Alaina, Sofia, William, Alex, Sarah, and Oliver; and by many loving friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Sandra Lutters of Gainesville, Ga. Susan’s funeral service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Norcross, Ga., on Jan. 6, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. Interment of ashes will follow at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home; condolences may be shared online at wagesandsons.com.