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Patricia Suzanne (Darden) Savage

April 16, 1936 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 83)


Patricia Suzanne Savage, 83, of Elizabethtown, passed away on November 14, 2019. She passed away peacefully at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care in Greensboro, NC with her family at her side.

A service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, on November 18, 2019 at 1pm.

Suzanne was born April 16, 1936 in Dunn, NC to the late George and Gladys Darden.

She married the love of her life, the late Lt. Col. (Ret) Hugh Abbott Savage on August 19, 1953 and she began a full life as an Air Force wife.  She was Chairwoman of the AF Wives Club, active in POW Support, and a substitute teacher at the base school. She loved to play tennis and bridge, as well as the piano.  She held down the fort with three little boys (Chuck, Mike & David) while Hugh was in Vietnam.  They were married for 55 years.  Suzanne had a kind, loving and warm spirit that touched many lives with her special gifts of friendship, generosity and compassion.  Suzanne loved to travel and entertain.  She retired with Hugh to the country in Bladen County, NC and hosted many a pig pickin'.  Hugh and the boys liked to camp, and she went right along with them although this was not her forte.

Suzanne is survived by her children, Hugh Abbott Savage, Jr (Chuck) and wife, Ouida of Houston Texas, George Michael Savage (Mike) and wife, Hetty of Summerfield, NC and Richard David Savage (David) and wife, Vickie of Bladen Springs, NC;  four grandchildren, whom she cherished, Ryan (Caitlin), Jaclyn (Ryan B), DJ (Becky), and Summer (Jordan) and 3 great-grandchildren, Jack, Miles and Isla; nephew Scott Gibson (Cheri); brother Joe Sherrill, sister Lynda Hall and nephew Brad, and neice Tracy Hall Braden (Berkley) and great-neice Jada.

A special note of thanks to Arletha McKoy and Mae Leach and to the nurses and staff of Beacon Place for their care and compassion. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Suzanne's memory to Beacon Place, Hospice and Palliative Care, 2502 Summit Avenue, Greensboro 27405, or Mt Horeb Presbyterian Church, Council, NC 28434.

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Celebration of Life
November 18, 2019

1:00 PM
Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church
Off of Hwy 87
Council, NC 28434

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