Susan English Hall

February 27, 1951July 26, 2022
Obituary of Susan English Hall
Susan English Hall, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died of pancreatic cancer at her Roswell, GA, home on July 26, 2022, at the age of 71. She will be deeply missed by her family and many close friends and remembered for her commitment to others and determination to live each day to the fullest. She was born in Rochester, NY, to Dr. William English and Mary Covington Secrest English. Sue graduated from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, NC, class of 1968, and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. She met Doug Hall working at the UNC student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, and they celebrated 46 years of marriage this past April. She was passionate about helping people in difficult situations as a social worker and later a school guidance counselor. She was a proud and devoted mother to her daughters Katy and Lori, cheering them on in every big and small moment of their lives, organizing family trips to the Rocky Mountains and later to so many special times at the family’s beach house on Bald Head Island. After raising their daughters in Northern Virginia, Sue and Doug moved back to the city where they fell in love, Chapel Hill, NC, and spent several years enjoying semi-retirement, good friends, and hiking with their beloved black lab, Mac. They moved in 2018 to Roswell, GA to be near their daughter Lori’s family, and Sue ("Granny") took great joy in being an integral part of her grandsons’ lives. Sue will be remembered for her steady and constant love, encouragement, and commitment to her family and friends; her exquisite organization and planning skills, including memorable reunions; her care about every detail of her loved ones’ lives; her fun, adventurous, joyful spirit; and her bravery and steadfastness in the face of hard times. She loved the beach, the mountains, her family and friends, her dog Mac and several special pets before him, good food and wine, laughter, adventurous travel, learning, and quiet daily routines with Doug. She was predeceased by her parents as well as her brother Andy English. She is survived by her husband Doug, daughter Katy and son-in-law Collin Brink, daughter Lori and son-in-law Andrew Randall, grandsons Willy and Wessy Randall, sisters Mary Ann Clark and Bella English, brothers-in-law John Clark, Fran Bailey and Richard and Jonathan Hall, sister-in-law Norah Flynn, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her honor to Atlanta Lab Rescue, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, or Esther Jackson Community Foundation (the charitable foundation for families in need at Willy and Wessy’s elementary school). Her life will be celebrated at a small family gathering in August.

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