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Susan Lillie Nichols

May 7, 1949 — October 8, 2023

Susan Ridgeway Nichols, affectionately known as Susie, was born on May 7, 1949, in Greenville, SC, and passed away peacefully on October 8, 2023, in Fountain Inn, SC. Susie was a beacon of generosity, friendliness, and selflessness, touching the lives of many with her warm spirit and kind heart.

Susie was the beloved daughter of the late Nathan Ridgeway, Sr. and Rose Ridgeway. She was the cherished sister of Nathan Ridgeway, Neshia Ragsdale, Frances Phillips, and Frank Frisbee. Susie was a devoted mother to her children John McQueen, Alison Taylor, Rosemary Bertsch, and Margaret Smith. She was a doting grandmother to Lillie, Emily, Jennifer, Alexander, Chloe, Eliza, Rogan, and Charlie, who will remember her fondly for her loving nature and endless support.

Susie spent a year in college, where she developed a strong sense of compassion and a desire to help others. This led her to a fulfilling 30-year career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Her dedication to her work was evident in the care she provided to her patients, and her colleagues admired her for her commitment and kindness.

Beyond her professional life, Susie was an avid animal lover and a passionate collector of blown glass. Her home was always filled with the joyful noise of pets, and her collection of blown glass was a testament to her appreciation for beauty and craftsmanship. These interests brought her immense joy and provided a source of comfort and relaxation.

Those who knew Susie will remember her as a generous soul who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Her friendly demeanor made her a joy to be around, and her selfless nature was evident in her actions. She had a knack for making people feel seen and valued, and her presence was a source of comfort to many.

In her passing, Susie leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity. Her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will continue to inspire those who knew her.

In conclusion, Susan Ridgeway Nichols, or Susie as she was fondly known, was a remarkable woman who lived her life with grace, compassion, and a deep love for her family and friends. Her life was a testament to the power of kindness and the impact one person can have on the lives of others. She will be remembered not only for her achievements but also for the love and warmth she brought into the world.

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