Susan Dean Dunlap

September 20, 1962December 26, 2018

Mrs. Susan Dean Dunlap, 56, of Big Canoe, GA passed away after a quiet and courageous battle with cancer on December 26, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family in her home. Susan was born on September 20, 1962 in Milford, DE to the late Berthae and Thomas Gordon Dean. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University. Susan enjoyed playing tennis, Clemson football games, volunteering with the Big Canoe Animal Rescue and founded the Night Readers Book Club. She was a loving wife, mother and a doting grandma. After raising her daughters, Susan became the co-owner of a successful business with her husband. She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful friend and for her tough and resilient spirit. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Susan leaves behind her husband of 34 (almost 35) loving years, Greg Dunlap; daughters, Pamela Allen (Jordan) and Beverly Dunlap; granddaughters, Madeline and Olivia Allen; brother, William Dean (Betty); brother-in-law, Jeffery Dunlap (Beth); and nieces and nephews, Scott Dunlap (Gabby), Kelly McLees (Tim), Patrick Dunlap, Laura Fitzpatrick (Tim), and Tricia Dell (Rudy). A celebration of Susan’s life will be at the Big Canoe Chapel, 226 Wolfscratch Cir, Jasper, GA 30143 on Saturday, January 12th at 11:00am (Please note that the Chapel is located inside the Big Canoe Community; allow for enough time to check in at the gate). The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Big Canoe Animal Rescue, 10676 Big Canoe, Big Canoe GA 30143


  • Big Canoe Animal Rescue


  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, January 12, 2019

Susan Dean Dunlap

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Paul Johnson

February 4, 2019

Fond and funny memories from BHS. A History class made bearable by her wit, intellect and grace.

Megan Waldron

January 7, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She was such a fun and enthusiastic client of mine at Health Place! I enjoyed training her! She will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Karen Weber Mahaffey

January 2, 2019

I am sorry to hear about Susan’s passing. I will be praying for you and your family.

Teri Sparks

January 2, 2019

So, so sorry for your loss.

Vincie Albritton

January 1, 2019


I am sorry to hear of Susan's passing. My memories of Clemson cannot be without both Susan and you. Prayers and love to you and the family during this time.

Vincie Albritton

Karin Green Lewis

January 1, 2019

Greg, I am so sorry to hear about Susan. I have such great memories of you both. Love you, Karin

Colleen Haseltine

January 1, 2019

Greg and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. We had many fond memories at both Mountain View UMC and Nicholson Elementary. Cherie and Beverly were in preschool together for many years. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of grief.

Susan Morgan

December 29, 2018

Greg. it was an honor to know Susan. She was always full of sunshine, even on days that surely were not her best. Our gang got to know her through Foxy, as Susan visited with all of us and Foxy ran and played with all of the other dogs in the park. Susan's sunshine and joy will be missed. Please know you and your family are in my heart.

Belinda Fultz

December 28, 2018

I am part of the book club she started several years ago. I am grateful that our paths crossed in life. I have been amazed and inspired while journeying beside her during these last years. She lived and loved strong I miss her.

Cheryl Bongivengo

December 28, 2018

I was fortunate to get to know Susan through our book club, the Night Readers of Big Canoe. It was Susan who got our book club going and we are going strong today because of her. I always loved her insights into the books we read. She will be missed.