Susan Denise (Kettelson) Woods, age 67, of Simpsonville, passed away suddenly on May 28, 2022, at Greenville Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Susan was a beloved wife, mother, nana, sister, daughter, and friend. She loved to read, travel, spend time with her children and grandchildren, and was always up for a shopping trip. She was incredibly kind, thoughtful, generous, and a true prayer warrior – always lifting up those around her and faithful to the church and her Lord.
She was a native of Louisville, KY, and had lived in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, and Indiana as she and her husband, a minister, served in various churches. She attended Milligan College in Tennessee – where she and Bob met – and was the Office Administrator at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Greenville at the time of her passing. She found great joy in serving the people of the congregation and made many wonderful friends.
Susan was a daughter of the late Jerry Kettelson and Mary Conner Kettelson, who survives. She is also survived by her husband, Bob, of the home; a daughter: Karen Alonso (Pergentino) of Flagstaff, AZ; a son: Michael Woods (Bridget) of Brunswick, GA; one grandson: Brady Alonso, of Flagstaff, AZ; one granddaughter: Kate Alonso of Flagstaff, AZ; two sisters: Cindy (Jerry) Sidell and Pam (Buck) Wall, both of Simpsonville; one niece, Sarah (Josh) Goodnough of Simpsonville; five nephews: Matt Sidell (Liz) of Indian Land, SC; Conner Wall of Summerville, SC; Adam Wall of Simpsonville; Allen Aycock (Katie) of Winston-Salem, NC; and Wes Aycock (Andrea) of Greensboro, NC.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment will follow at Graceland East Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Milligan University, 1 Blowers Blvd., P.O. Box 500, Milligan, TN 37682.
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