May 14, 1951 ~ February 13, 2022
Born in: Spartanburg, SC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Susan Waldrop Slusser, 70, formerly of Charlotte, NC, passed into the arms of her dear Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home in Asheville, NC. She died after a short but aggressive onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born on May 14, 1951 to John and Nancy Waldrop at Spartanburg, SC, but as an infant, with her family, moved to Charlotte, NC where she was raised. She moved to Asheville, NC upon her marriage to Dale Wayne Slusser in 1997. Prior to her marriage in 1997, she worked at Duke Power Company in Charlotte, NC, in customer service, for 17 years.
Words cannot begin to describe her inspiring spirit and love for others, and her infectious love of Jesus. Even in her Alzheimer’s, though her diseased brain prohibited her from recognizing her husband, she wanted to make sure that he knew Jesus! Dubbed “Miss Plucky of 1959” by her teacher and third-grade classmates, Susan’s inimitable spirit was forged in the crucible of her lifelong struggle with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or “Brittle Bone Disease”. Despite experiencing 48 fractures as a child, leaving her disfigured in her legs, she blossomed into an attractive, intelligent, and talented woman. She was a consummate seamstress, in all aspects of sewing, in garment construction, pillow-making, quilting, cross-stitch, and even in the long-forgotten art of tatting (lace making). For a few years she owned and operated a needlework shop in Charlotte, NC. She loved Colonial Williamsburg, having visited there over 35 times in her lifetime. She decorated and furnished her home in her beloved Eighteenth-century style. And she loved animals: cats, dogs, birds, ground hogs, and bunnies!
Susan was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC. She is survived by her husband, Dale; sister-in-law, Anne Byers Waldrop of Spartanburg, SC; niece Daphne A. Hughes, and husband Mark Hughes of Spartanburg, SC; Nephew, James M. Waldrop, and wife Lisa Waldrop of New Church, VA.
A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, 1504 W. Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262. Friends and family are welcomed to attend.