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Gresham, Sue Wills, age 75, died June 28, 2021 in Peachtree City, GA.
She was born in Silver Springs, MD, on April 26, 1946, daughter of Ethel Quisenberry Wills and Homer Wills.
She is survived by her son Glenn Gresham of Fayetteville, GA and his wife, Heather. Sue was the youngest of three children and had a happy childhood. While her family lived in Silver Springs, MD, they had a country cottage on a farm in Virginia. Sue boarded her horse on the farm and rode in local country parades. Sue’s passion for horses also allowed her to ride in many equestrian horse shows and eventually competed in international shows.
Sue graduated from University of Maryland in 1968 with a degree in journalism. Before beginning her career, she indulged her sense of adventure by traveling a year throughout the United States in a Winnebago. She settled in Connecticut to begin her career in editorial work on a local newspaper. After several years, Sue’s wanderlust was sparked again and she joined the staff of Arabian Horse World where she traveled around the country interviewing numerous Arabian Horse owners.
Sue’s next job was to work for Delta Airlines where she was exposed to endless travel. She soon encountered a brief marriage, and was thrilled to have her son Glenn. He was always a very enthusiastic travel companion. As Sue’s retirement neared, Sue settled in Peachtree City, near the Atlanta Airport where more adventures continued as part of her life. She also became interested in the local Peachtree City Dog Rescue.
After Sue was diagnosed with cancer, she was very grateful for the wonderful care from her son, his wife, Heather, and Sue’s friends nearby and far away. She recognized the love around her. She will be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at Gremlin Growlers, 101 Glynn St S #2037, Fayetteville, GA 30214. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations be sent in Sue’s name to the Royal Animal Refuge, a non-profit n Tyrone, GA, to help new pet owners pay for adoption costs.
The Gresham family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
Debbie Martin says
She was a unique individual and very loyal friend. She was a real inspiration in her fight with cancer. I miss her dearly ❤️
Marcy Eisenburg says
I knew Sue before I actually met her when we became neighbors. She called me from crew scheduling to assign me trips at Delta. Sorry for her loss.
Barbara and Lance says
Sue will be missed by us her newest neighbors. She was so welcoming and was available. We really appreciated her “Uber” rides to the airport. She was a great next door neighbor offering to share our common space and so helpful. We will miss her.
Mary West says
When my daughter Kate and I moved to Cypress Pointe in 2000 we were made to feel so welcome by Sue. If Kate and/or I were outside and Sue drove by she would always stop and chat. Then, when Eddie and I got married she made him feel welcome as well. She loved dogs and I remember when she was training one of them she would take him out in the street very late at night in case he should get aggressive or too much for her to handle. Glen, she loved you so much! We are very sorry and will pray for peace for the family.
Bob Yarbrough says
I first met Sue at an agility training course in 2005 in Fayetteville with a dog she owned. I think his name was Rusty but my memory is not great. I would also meet her on the street when we were walking our dogs and have a chat. She was always friendly and we shared our love of dogs in common.
Doris Dye says
What a beautiful tribute (obituary) to a beautiful person. I got to know Sue at Curves and we quickly became birthday groupies thanks to Debbie Martin and Lori Eagleson. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend some one-0n-one time with her at the end. I miss her terribly.