Susan Lynn Jones

susan jones
Susan Lynn Jones, 24, of 301 Justice Ridge Road, Candler, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 5, 2001.

A native of Buncombe County she was a daughter of Rick and Gail Sutphin Jones of Candler. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Nora Sutphin and a grandfather, Clifford Jones. She was a 1995 graduate of Enka High School and worked as a manager at her family’s restaurant, Pastabilities. She was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister and life-long friend, Leigh Jones Holland and her husband Bryon and a nephew, Zebulon Keith Holland, who was her pride and joy, all of Candler; a loving companion, Ryan Walker of Asheville; a grandfather, Floyd Sutphin of Asheville; a grandmother, Geneva Jones of Arden; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Suzi loved life and will be missed and loved always by everyone.

Graveside services will be 3:30 pm Saturday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Reverend Dennis Thurman officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 1:00-3:00 pm Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. Our prayers are with you and your family as we offer you our friendship and condolences. -Grover Cable and family

  2. To the Jones family, I am very sorry for the loss of Susan. I know how much you all loved her. May God give you all peace and love during this very hard time. I will keep praying for the whole Jones family.
    With deepest sympathy and love Karen Trantham

  3. I met Susan more than 3 years ago in Atlanta and spent a lot of time with her during those years before she moved back to Ashville. We got close over that time, closer than anyone knew. Susan you were always someone that i could talk to and someone who could make me laugh and enjoy spending time with. I just can’t accept the fact that your gone. I will always miss you and regret the fact that we didn’t keep in touch over the last year. I know that you are in a better place now, a place with no pain and lots of peace. You are truely loved by many.
    Loving and missing you always,

  4. My deepest sympanthy to a family that is like my own. Susan was a truly wonderful person, who lived each day of her life to the fullest. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Amy M. Gahagan

  5. Susan you will be greatly missed. I love you and your whole family at times in my life it felt like I was just one of you. For the family I will always Love you like I am one of you. Thank you Leigh for being my friend for so long. There will never be nothing but love for you, Leigh, Rick and MAMA Gail. I love you guys and am gonna miss you SUSAN!

    Love, Tina McElrath (Rocky)

  6. My Dearest Rick and Gail,
    I am so sorry for your loss.There are no words that can relieve the pain but know that we are all praying for you. Jeff at asheville chev.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the Jones family. Susan was a wonderful person with a sweet spirit that will live on in our hearts, she lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by everyone who’s lives she touched. We love you Suzi Q!!
    Bob and Renee

  8. Dearest Family: My heart is very heavy and sad for you and those who loved Susan. I am thankful that she was such a good friend to Stephanie. She will be missed by all who knew her. Love to all of your family. Phyllis Jamison

  9. Susan I will never forget your smile and your true love for life. My deepest sympathy to Gail,Rick,Leigh and family.My prayers are with your entire family.

  10. My greatest memory of Susan is when she and I went to the Christmas Gala at Enka High School. We had a wonderful and memorable time filled with laughter and joy. I remember sitting on the floor of the Jones’ living-room with Gail French-Braiding my hair while I waited for Susan to get ready before the Dance. And even though I stepped on Susan’s feet all night long on the dance floor (finally admitting that I couldn’t dance and giving-in to let her lead) she and I laughed and had a lot of fun watching other people who didn’t know how to dance either (She made me feel beter about having two left feet). Susan always made her best effort to get a smile (and even some laughter too!) from the people she was with. I love the Jones family very much and thank-you to Susan for being a joyful friend.

  11. Gail,Rick and Leigh,
    Our prayers are with you at the loss of your precious daughter, Susan.She brought joy in so many lives, and she will be missed by all.

  12. Rick & Gail: May God be with your family. Our prayers are with each of you.

  13. We are so very sorry of the loss of your daughter Susan – she was a beautiful young lady!! Our heartfelt prayers are with you all…May God Bless and Comfort You ..
    Ron – Lori
    Nathan – Lauren

  14. We are so sorry to here of your tremendous loss. We have your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Heaven has been Blessed to receive it’s newest angel. I will always remember Susan as someone who could bring a smile into any given situation. She was a very good friend to me and played a tremendous role as my friend and sister in my life, especially during a time when I really needed her. If it weren’t for her, Chad and I might have never gotten together and wouldn’t have the family and life we’ve been so Blessed with.

    Rick, Gail, Leigh, Bryon, and little Zeb…. we will keep you in our prayers that you will find the strength you need to say goodbye only for now and the faith that one day we will all see Susan again in the kingdom of Heaven. Never let there be a doubt that she is in a peaceful, beautiful and loving place.. God has called her home because her work here has been done and she is with Him.

    If there’s anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to call.


    Chad, Tracie and Morgan Hollifield

  16. Rick & Gail,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please know that if you need us we are there for you and all the family.




  18. Susan,
    I know Its a little late to be writing to you but I just wanted to let you know that I miss you so bad that some nights I can’t sleep.I have watched home videos of you and I thought wow she was so beautiful.I probably only got to see you mabey not as much as everyone else did but I miss you very much. The other day me,nana,mom and my sister rode up there to talk to everyboby so I sat beside your grave and I said a prayer and thought of how much I miss you. Susan I love You with all my heart and I will see you on the other side.
    love you Suzi,
    Savannah Hensley

  19. There are no words to express our sympathy. Susan was such a great spirited person and brought many great times to a lot of people. May God bring strength to all who loved her. She will be missed by all.


    Bronson &
    Terri (Fender) Patton


  21. I am very sorry for your loss. I want you all to know that ya’ll are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. I would like to express my deepest and sincerest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your daughter. My heart goes out to you, being a mother myself, I can only imagine the pain and loss you feel in your hearts. If there can be anything comforting in this sorrowful time, let it be the knowledge that she is sharing a Heavenly home with the Lord.

  23. Dear Rick, Gail, and family
    Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very
    difficult and troubling time.

  24. To my dear old friend,

    I have spent several days thinking about all the things we did as children. I have thought a lot about our perfect barn play house, camping in the backyard, shopping trips, dance classes and more. My mind has drifted off to the times when we played wedding and we placed a sheet on our head on marched down the stairs which are now hidden in your home. I haven’t thought about these things in what seems like a hundred years. I am sad that my childhood friend is gone, but I am more sad that we drifted apart not knowing that life was so short.

    Rest peacefully my friend.

    Rachel Sheppard Miller

  25. My Dearest Susan, I will forever cherish the memories we shared. Susan you were the most loving and caring person I ever met. You were never afraid to live life to it’s fullest. You brought out my sense of adventure and my zest for life, you made life worth living. With you Susan, nothing was impossible. For many years you were my companion, my partner, my best friend, and my soul mate. I know that you are in a much better place, a place filled with love, peace, and forgiveness. I know someday we will be together again, until that day I can barely wait. You will always be with me Susan Jones, from my waking moments until my dying day. I will never know another love as the love I have for you. I miss you so much Susan. Forever loving you with all of my heart and soul, Darryl

  26. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow and praying for each and everyone of you. Susan will be greatly missed but never forgotton.

  27. My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to you during this time of loss and confusion. I only knew susie through Kellie at pastabilities but i cannot even imagine what you are feeling or thinking right now. You will make it through just look towards the sky and you will see the sunshine amidst the rain.

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. I’m sure that Susan will remain in everyone’s hearts and will never be forgotten.

    Ron, Bev, Russell and Scott Dula




  30. Dearest Family,

    I would like to say on behalf of my parents Garey and Maxine Jones, my brother Randy, and my husband Mark we all send our deepest sympathy and regrets to you all. It has been ages since we have seen each other, it is truly a shame that we all have drifted so far apart through the years when in our younger days we were close. I remember Susan as a sweet and lively girl, and I know she will be sorely missed. It is a comfort to me to know that she is with her Heavenly Father and that the family has that promise of being together again. I pray the Good Lord would be your strength in this time of need. Please let us know of there is anything we can do to help.

    Love and Prayers,

    Tracey J. Wallen and Family

  31. Dearest Family,

    I would like to say on behalf of my parents Garey and Maxine Jones, my brother Randy, and my husband Mark we all send our deepest sympathy and regrets to you all. It has been ages since we have seen each other, it is truly a shame that we all have drifted so far apart through the years when in our younger days we were close. I remember Susan as a sweet and lively girl, and I know she will be sorely missed. It is a comfort to me to know that she is with her Heavenly Father and that the family has that promise of being together again. I pray the Good Lord would be your strength in this time of need. Please let us know of there is anything we can do to help.

    Love and Prayers,

    Tracey J. Wallen and Family

  32. Rick and family,Just a note to let you all know you are in my prayers.Put this in GODS hands and he will comfort you as only He can do. Love and Prayers, Jim

  33. Our deepest sympathy in this most diffucult time. You are in our prayers.
    David and Linda Manis

  34. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We could only imagine what lies ahead for all of you. We are here if you need anything, anything at all. Love,
    Bonnie, David, Aaron, Daniel and Andrew–

  35. Leigh Ann I just want you to know how sorry I am to hear about Susan. I didn’t know her but I heard great things about her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  36. My deepest sympathies to Leigh and the rest of your family. Susan had a zest and love for life that cannot be beat by another – She will be missed by everyone who knew her

  37. Leigh, Brian, Gail, and Rick:
    I am deeply sorry for your great loss. She was a joyful person and will be greatly missed. Leigh- please call me if you need me for anything or just to talk 683-2213. God Bless

  38. My love & prayers for Rick,Gail,Leigh,& family.I have no words to express my sympathies.Ive known you & your family for as long as I can remember,& you all have provided me with some of the fondest memories I will ever have.Susie will be dearly missed & long remembered by every heart she touched.All my love to all of you. Love,Mike

  39. Dear Rick, Gail, Leigh, Bryon, and Zeb,

    I wanted very much to be there on saturday to
    give you my love. As much as I try to find
    them, I know there are no words that would
    make these days any easier for you to go through.
    I haven’t spoken to Susan in some time. I suppose
    different lives in different cities sometimes go in
    different directions even if it isn’t our intention, and
    it is impossible for us to predict the unpredictable.
    But I do not feel like I know Susan any less than I
    did when we sat with you at pastabilities.
    And I will never remember anything as well as I
    remember how good she was at loving. I can still
    hear her voice, strong and motherly. I can still
    hear her laughing at my Chicago accent. And I
    wanted to tell you, even though you already know,
    that the world will never stop loving Susan.

  40. Mama Gail, Papa Rick, and Leigh,
    I cannot imagine…….still hard to believe, but one thing is for sure…..she was a bright spot to a lot of folks and touched a LOT of lifes, I feel priveledged to have workrd with her 3 summers ago, plus all the times I came into the resturant and she was there with that beautiful smile, wonderful disposition and friend to all she met I know I will miss her tremendously much Love and sympathy, Cristina

  41. We knew Susan because we eat pretty often at her family’s restaurant. She was a nice sweet girl and we will miss seeing her bright smiling face when we are there. Our love and sympathies go out to her family.

  42. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow and give you the peace and strength to make it through such a difficult time. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  43. Little Suzi, I just can’t believe you’re gone. I will forever cherish all the great times we had together. You were like a sister to me. I’ll miss you so much, and I’ll never forget the many memories we had.
    Daddy Rick, Mama Gail, & Leigh-Anna I just love you guys so much.
    Love, Cheryl

  44. To the Jones Family: Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your beautiful daughter Susan. We care and we are sharing in your pain. But may you be comforted in knowing that an ANGEL came and led Susan by her hand to the most wonderful place -HEAVEN above. She will be watching over all of us with love and that radiant smile; the smile that won the hearts of all the people whose lives she touched in her very special way!!!
    Susan, It is so difficult to hold the tears back – -we miss you – -we just can’t believe you are gone. You were a very good, cheerful, caring young lady and you will remain forever fondly in our hearts!!! Love and Prayers.

  45. To all the Jones Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Susan was such a sweet person. We remember her as a child, so full of life and love. As a mother I can’t imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these troubling times. Brenda & Tammy

  46. This is just so hard to believe. I’m so sorry, I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling. We were on vacation when this happened and did not return until Saturday night. I’m so sorry we weren’t able to attend the visitation or service. I’m sure it was beautiful. She was a beautiful person and always had a smile. She will be greatly missed. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we found out. We wish for you peace and comfort at this difficult time in your lives.

  47. We are so sorry—–we just found out about it today—(6/16/01
    Just wanted you guys to know we are thinking about you.We live in Clyde now. 627-1952
    Bob/Carol Chambers

  48. My family and I aer very sorry for this terrible loss.
    To be honest I am still shocked. I am sure that she will
    never be gone, because her great spirit and love of life
    will be in all the people that she has touched.

    With love,
    The Sheppard Family

  49. I am in total shock and at a loss for words. Susan i miss you and my heart goes out to your parents and your dear sister. An Angel has departed to the heavens. Realize how deeply you are missed. I can’t help but think of the good times you shared with me and my family. We all love you dearly. My eyes are filled with the liquid of grief words are not enough to explain this loss. God will see us through this unexpected loss but Lord how it hurts. My prayers are with you Mr. and Mrs. Jones and Leigh and all the surving family. God Bless and heal your hearts. With God all things are possible and one day we will understand the meaning of our lives. Love to all of you and May God infuse you with the strength to carry on. Love Always Jennifer Brice

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