OBITUARY

Susan Cecil Boone

20 November, 195016 February, 2021

Susan Cecil Boone MBA, MS of Atlanta, GA passed peacefully on February 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She recently celebrated her 70th birthday. Susan lit up every room she entered with her love, laugh, and sweet-hearted nature.

Susan, daughter of the late Chief Warrant Officer Bennet Downs Cecil Jr. and Margaret Ruth Bickett Cecil was born in San Diego, CA. Her father’s naval career took their family to several places before retiring to Louisville, KY, where Susan attended Presentation Academy ’68, followed by Spalding College ’72. In the summer of ‘70, she met James Boone, and they married on June 3, 1972. She served as the first woman in many key leadership positions in banking before receiving her MBA from the University of Louisville ‘81. She then served as a Vice President for both Wells Fargo in San Francisco and later for Wachovia when they moved to Atlanta, GA in the summer of 1983.

A lifelong learner, Susan decided to leave her successful 20-year career in banking to pursue her love of helping others as a licensed professional counselor. She received her MS from Georgia State University in 1997 and was in private practice for many years, focusing on family relationships, particularly Mother Daughter relationships. She wrote and published a beautifully crafted journal, Daughter & Mother: A Daughter’s Journal, to help explore and heal the primal bond that all women share. Susan dearly loved her two daughters or “girls” as she affectionately called them and always supported and nurtured them in any way she could.

A true pioneer, Susan founded Well-Loved Woman in her early 60’s to empower women to create more love, better relationships, and abundance in their lives. Susan accomplished so much, but what those that knew her best will remember most is that she embodied unconditional love. She deeply loved her family, her sweet “baby” brothers, and her friends. She saw the best in all of us, and she left us with the greatest gift of all, a legacy of love.

Susan is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Boone of Asheville, NC and Shannon Boone of Atlanta, GA (Jesse Kallman); the father of her children and husband for 34-years, James Boone (Gloria); her brothers Dr. Bennet Cecil III (Rose); Dr. Michael Cecil (Suedabeh); and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and great nieces and nephews.

Susan is dearly loved and deeply missed. Due to Covid, the memorial service is private and will be held on February 25, 2021 for immediate family only, but all are welcome to attend Susan’s celebration of life on Zoom that will be held March 6, 2021 at 1pm (link to join: http://bit.ly/SusanBoone) In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Episcopal fund, which supports a variety of charitable causes: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/

  • FAMILY

  • Susan is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Boone of Asheville, NC and Shannon Boone of Atlanta, GA (Jesse Kallman); the father of her children and husband for 34-years, James Boone (Gloria); her brothers Dr. Bennet Cecil III (Rose); Dr. Michael Cecil (Suedabeh); and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and great nieces and nephews.

Services

  • The family will hold a private memorial service.

    Thursday, 25 February , 2021

Memories

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Gail Lash

27 March 2021

Susan was indeed a bright light. I knew her best at our healing classes at Horizon Healing Center in Atlanta, and through Mastering Alchemy conferences. She could tune into your spirit and soothe your soul. Susan knew how to cleanse negative energy from others - making them feel so light and happy. She was gifted in this way. Her smile brightened every room. Her calmness healed chaos. I am grateful for having known Susan in my life. Thank you! I pray you, Susan, are happy with the angels in the great beyond. Much love, Susan. [photo is from a celebration with friends and crystals, honoring Mother Earth and all our connections.]

Priscilla Stephan

20 February 2021

The few times I interacted with Susan I felt wrapped in love. She had a way of instantly connecting with you from the heart making you feel deeply seen and loved. Her sweet nature, magical laugh and immense caring made her such a special human being. You will be missed and yet I know I still feel your love through each memory and through your beautiful daughters.

Debra Thornton

18 February 2021

Susan was a very special Sister in Law to me in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, always kind,fair and very much striving for women’s equality in the workplace.
Her Legacy lives on in her daughters of whom she was always most proud.
My condolences to her children and siblings.

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