Susan Hazel Glass
August 10, 1950 – October 26, 2022
Susan Glass, 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Raleigh, NC. A lover of cats, Danielle Steele novels, and Grease 2, Sue always greeted her family with a hug and volunteered to say the blessing before meals.
Sue spent her first 33 years in Plymouth, NC, the near constant companion of her mother, Nellie Bateman Glass Griffin. (Her father, Howard Glass, passed away before Sue was born.) Nellie’s house was a center of activity in Plymouth, with a continuous stream of extended family and clients to Nellie’s catering business. During those years, Sue delighted in her pony named Lady that stayed on the farm of her aunts Lena Bell and Ruth.
Sue truly loved cats – she always had at least one – and often asked people she met if they had a cat. Fluffy, a snowball of a cat, moved with Sue to Raleigh in 1983, and Sue nursed her back to health after she broke her leg seeking warmth under the hood of a neighbor’s car. For weeks after, Fluffy woke Sue most mornings by tapping her leg cast against Sue’s face. Sally was Sue’s final feline companion, and she lived for almost 20 years.
Sue gained independence in Raleigh. She moved from her brother’s house into a group home and then lived with her long-time boyfriend Ben Horton for more than 30 years. Sue and Ben had many adventures eating out and shopping with their dear friends Laurie and Charlie.
Sue called family members on their birthdays every year. If she left a message, she always said, “I’m wishing you a happy birthday and many more to come.” Every October, she began asking people what they wanted for Christmas and then bought those gifts during trips to Walmart with Ben.
Perhaps most endearing, Sue always referred to her brother Michael as “Brother.”
Sue loved her jobs, which included packaging medical supplies and kits used for identifying perpetrators of crimes. Once she became a member of the workforce, she asked people where they worked and commiserated about bosses.
Sue is survived by many relatives who loved her: her boyfriend, Ben Horton; brother Michael Glass (Candy) of Raleigh, NC; sister Angela Natho (Larry Kay) of Sharpsburg, GA; nieces and nephews Michelle Allen (Chuck) of Raleigh; Chris (Traci) of Cary, NC; Dana Barthlow (Drew) of Athens, GA; Eric Natho (Amanda) of Sharpsburg, GA; Andrea Baker (Dustin) of Raleigh; and great-nieces and -nephew Olivia Allen, Julia Glass, Catherine Allen, Bethany Amon, Maggie Natho, Melody Natho, Mayes Baker, and Reece Baker.
She will be missed.
There will be a graveside service at 12pm on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the Windley Cemetery in Plymouth.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service at Hampton Academy in Plymouth.