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Susan Elaine (Huffman) Wells

November 26, 1953 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 67)


Susan Huffman Wells, passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2021, after losing a battle with lung cancer. She  was born on Thanksgiving Day  November 26, 1953 in Washington DC at Walter Reed Army Hospital where her late father, Dr. Stanton Vance Huffman was doing his medical internship. 

Susan is survived by her son John Christopher Wells of Statesville, grandchildren, James Bevers, Eithan and Emily Wells. Daughter, Jennifer C. Wells of Charlotte NC,.mother, Dorothy Charles Huffman of Knoxville Tenn. Sisters Cindy Huffman Compton (Donnie) of Burlington NC and Robin Huffman Saunders (Rob) of Lenoir City TN, sister-in-law, Joellen Johnson (Roger) of Asheville NC. Nieces, Lindsay C. Wilkins (Matt), Megan Saunders (Michael), Rachel Saunders, Meghan Barnes (Steve), and nephew, Michael Johnson (Stephanie),along with several great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her father, Dr. Stanton Vance Huffman, niece, Nicole Compton, maternal grandparents, Louis and Lillie Mae Charles, paternal grandparents,  JP and Pearl Huffman.

She was a 1971 graduate of Western Alamance High School. A member of Cheer, chorus and the National Honor Society. In 1975 she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus of  Mathematics and Business at UNC-Greensboro.  She worked at different venues until she found her career at the Cato Corporation as a computer programmer where she served faithfully for 35 years.  During those 35 years, she was an active member of the Queen Charlotte Chorus. She was also an active member of Grace Life Church of Pineville, NC

Susan enjoyed many hobbies, including, singing, needle crafts, playing music, especially accompanying her church choir and reading. Her most enjoyable hobby was sharing her love of music and performing with the Sweet Adelines which allowed her the opportunity to travel all over the United States and brought her immense joy and lifelong friendships. Her family feels like a bible verse that exemplifies her life is Ephesians 4:32  "And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ."

A special thanks to all of her many friends that helped during her illness, especially Kathy Donham, Vickey Collom, and Nancy Dearman.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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