It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Butler Burdick, 80, of Chamblee, GA due to a long illness. Born December 9, 1940 in Akron, OH to parents Whitney Butler and Thelma Haslett, Susan attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, FL from 1955-1958. She then continued to higher education at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL where she was a B.S. Education-Recreation major, graduating in 1962. She then attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she received a master's degree in Recreation & Park Administration in 1966.
Susan served as first director of Georgia Special Olympics. She was nominated to Who's Who in American Women in 1977, 1978. She was also a member of Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority, Recreational Vehicle Women, GA Women Fly Fishers and Chamblee First United Methodist Church.
She will be sadly missed by her partner of 34 years, Joan Moore; Christine Watson of Gulf Shores, FL; Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe, Becky Veal-Ouida Mosley and Alice Stone of Kevil, KY; the Johnson family and staff of Big Meadows Campground of Townsend, TN; Little River Outfitters of Townsend, TN; Dr. Bill Boyd and wife Wendy of Dayton, TN; Tim and Betty Pratt of Knoxville, TN; Dottie Davis; Dave and Yvonne-Morgan and family; Susan Matlick; Tom and Julie Cutler and family and Carl and Donna Bonner of Milton, FL.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, with Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe officiating.