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Susan D'Anne Bready

December 11, 1955 — September 4, 2023

Susan (Sue) D’Anne Bready (Sanborn), 67 years old of Gray Court, South Carolina rose to Heaven on September 4th, 2023 at 9:29pm after a long and hard battle with cancer that she faced with amazing strength and courage. Never did Sue allow the cancer to take away her spirit and determination. She was a true role model of strength and courage.
Susan was born December 11, 1955 on Staten Island, New York to Jeanne LaRue Sanborn and Harry Franklin Sanborn. Sue and her family spent her childhood traveling the world as part of the Coast Guard Family. Living in Grotin Connecticut , Newfoundland Canada, Woodbridge Virginia, Ewa Beach Hawaii and settling in Traverse City Michigan.
Sue attended Traverse City High School (Class of 1973) and then went onto Northwestern Michigan College earning an Associates of Arts in Business Administration. Sue held a career in banking since 1977 including various positions with Park Sterling Bank, last serving as SVP, Senior Loan Review Officer.
On March 20, 1993 Sue married her love, Ted William Bready in Naples Florida. Together they enjoyed traveling the world and were actively involved in the Gull Wing Group International. They were grateful to share in their 30th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Sue enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and machine embroidery. Sue had a knack for making a quilt and finding the perfect recipient for it. Her quilts are true works of art. Sue was a founding member of Little Quilts for Tiny Patients to benefit the NICU unit at Bon Scours Hospital. Sue’s greatest friends came to her through the quilting community and supported her greatly, especially during challenging times. Sue was active in Kiwanis Clubs of Northside Naples in Florida and Greenville South Carolina serving as President at both locations. She was a member of the Green Pond United Methodist Church in Gray Court, South Carolina.
Sue is survived by her husband Ted Bready and fur babies Buzz and WoodE. Nieces Jamie (Brad) Schichtel and Amber (Josh) Turner, great nephews Brayden and Gavin Schichtel and Brady and JJ Turner and great nieces Jessica Schichtel and Kennedy Turner of Traverse City Michigan. Stepson Trevor (Monica) Bready of Gray Court, South Carolina and Stepdaughter Nikki Wurst and granddaughters Brianna and Alyssa Wurst of Columbia, Alabama. Sister-in-law Deborah Love of Naples, Florida. Stepsisters Lori (Mitch) Ware and Lisa (Kyle) Ferguson, both of Michigan and stepbrother Chuck Hunt of Big Lake, Minnesota.
Sue is preceded in death by her mother Jeanne LaRue Sanborn (January 1991), father Harry Franklin Sanborn (July 2016), brother Steven Harry Sanborn (December 2021), stepbrother Stan Hunt, Father-in-law William “Bill” Bready and Mother-In-Law Jean Harding Bready.
Memorial donations may be directed to Phoenix Rising Boarder Collie Rescue of South Carolina, Green Pond United Methodist Church or the Laurens Cancer Organization.
Cremation took place at Westville Funeral Home, Greenville South Carolina. A celebration of life will be held at Green Pond United Methodist Church in Gray Court, South Carolina in the spring when flowers bloom and the sun shines bright, just like Sue.
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