SUSAN HENDERSON POWELL

Thanks for reading Chatham County’s leading news source! Making high quality community journalism isn’t free — please consider supporting our journalism by subscribing to the News + Record today.

Unlimited Digital Access begins at $4.67/month

Print + Digital begins at $6.58/month

Posted

June 24, 1944 ~ June 10, 2022

Susan Henderson Powell of Moncure, N.C., passed away peacefully Friday, June 10, 2022, at UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center. She was surrounded by her husband, the Rev. Woodson Lea Powell IV, and several friends and family. She was 77 years old.

Susan was born in Dayton, Ohio, on June 24, 1944. In addition to her husband, Susan leaves behind her two daughters, Jennifer Rocho (David Rocho), Melissa Russell (Mark Russell) and three step-children, Elaine Cook (Jon Cook), Scott Powell and John Powell. In addition, she had eight grandchildren, Katherine Rocho, Spencer Rocho (deceased), Charlie Rocho, Henry Rocho, William Russell, Adeline Russell, Jack Cook and McKenzie Cook.

Susan graduated with honors from East Carolina University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in May 1997. She was a proud member of Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, N.C. She will be remembered for her ability to make people laugh, tell great stories and her way of making everyone feel welcome. Susan fought a strong and courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer for two and a half years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

The service for the Celebration of Susan’s life and her burial will take place at Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Pittsboro on Sunday morning, July 3, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m.