Mrs. Sue Myrtle Christenbury Aivaz

September 20, 1934March 26, 2010

Sue Myrtle Christenbury Aivaz Mrs. Aivaz, age 75, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010 at her home of complications from diabetes. Born September 20, 1934 in Concord, NC, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Earl Christenbury and Mary Virginia Harkey Christenbury. Mrs. Aivaz was a graduate of Queen’s College and Presbyterian School of Nursing and served in the U.S. Air Force. She was a member of Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Aivaz enjoyed spending time with her family and church and working in her garden. The family will receive friends 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Monday, March 29, 2010 at Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at Robinson Presbyterian Church Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at 12:30 PM at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the memorial service. Survivors include four children, Susan Schindler and husband, Jim, of Stafford, VA, Faun Elzein of Charlotte, Mark Aivaz and wife, Candy, of Kershaw, SC and David Aivaz of Poughkeepsie, NY; a brother, Chris Christenbury; a sister, Cookie Jacumin and husband, Johnnie; four grandchildren, Jessica, Joseph, Heather and Ashley; four great grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Mason and Emily; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank her pastor, Reverend John Cleghorn, her church family, her primary care physician, Dr. Benjamin Kirk, the staff of Huntersville Oaks, her caretakers at Carolinas Medical Center during the numerous stays and Beth, Annie, Misty, Heidi and others from Hospice and Palliative Care who made her last days comfortable. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church Loaves and Fishes Fund, 1609 East Fifth Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to a charity associated with diabetes or heart disease research. Arrangements by Wilson & Funeral Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 (704-568-2106). Condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Heather Aivaz

December 6, 2010

Grandma, I know you are with our family, and I thank you so much for all you have done for us. But mostly, I want to thank you for never saying that I wasn't one of your grandchildren, you took me in like no one else has ever, never questioned me or anything, I think of dad, as my real dad, he is all I know, and I wouldn't change that for the world!! I am glad God blessed me to receive such a fantastic grandma like you and I miss you so much, it has been nearly 9 months, and there hasn't been a day gone by that I haven't thought of you! Becoming an RN is hard, but I am doing it, and everyday that I suffer, I know you are proud! I love you and miss you so much <3 See you when my day comes :) I LOVE YOU!!

Carmen Martinez

March 30, 2010

Dear Susan:

Although I did not know her, I am sure your mother will be sorely missed by you and the rest of your family. My deepest condolences to all of you at this sorrowful time.

Carmen Martinez

Janice Gregory

March 29, 2010

I knew Sue from Caldwell Presbyterian. She was a great person. Always friendly and faithful.

Craig Phillips

March 29, 2010

Godspeed to Sue's family. Sue was a blessing to me. May God comfort you, Sue, in the arms of His everlasting love.

David and Christie Robbins

March 29, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with "Aunt Susie's" family. If we can do anything let us know, we love you all.

Anne Miller

March 29, 2010

Sue loved her Presbyterian School of Nursing Alumni and was a good worker in it over the years. She was a joy to be with and we loved her being at Homecoming each year. May the passage of time help to ease your grief and sorrow. She will be missed by our Alumni. Anne J. Miller, Class 1960.

Bernie & Peggy Roe

March 27, 2010

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.