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Kim & Kristina

We are so, so sorry and shocked to hear about Susan. She was a very kind and caring person. She had many talents such as teaching people how to understand things so that they could understand. I know Susan will be missed and never out of the hearts of the people who loved her.

Karen Holmes Horton

I offer my deepest sympathy to Angela and the family. Susan was a great coworker and friend someone I enjoyed working with and yes, sometimes partying with dancing with and wants singing with can’t say we were that good my hope for you will be that you feel the comfort in knowing others share your sadness and truly care about you. We grieve with you during this time of loss.

Delmeria Gibson

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Susan at FSC Securities. She was a wonderful person and always gave me good work advice and had a good sense of humor. Condolences to her family.

Laura Nails

I am in shock of hearing this news of Susan's passing I had just reached out to her a mo b th or so ago to say hello. My heart is saddened at the loss of such a kind soul. Susan was my manager for a few years but we also had a bond of friendship. She truly was a joyful funny person to be around. She surely will be missed. So sorry for your loss Angela. My prayers are with you and the family.

Kris Hopkins and Family

A part of me didn't want to read this, or see the comments that followed -- somehow that would make real what just can't possibly be.... Susan was so FULL of life -- how can she be gone? I can't remember her without remembering her smile and laugh, her sharp wit -- all inextricable. But she was so much more, too. Compassion, a desire and willingness to help others and really *be there* for those who needed her. Always done quietly, without fanfare, but it was deeply felt nonetheless. Heaven must have needed her, though, for that's surely where she is now. My deepest sympathy, Angela, to you and all the friends and relatives who are missing her now, those whose lives she touched.

Karen Schaab

Angela, My heart is broken to hear of Susan's passing. I am deeply saddened and shocked. Susan was a beautiful person inside and out. Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your families.

Barb Opoka

My deepest sympathy. Susan was such a joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All my love, Barb

Ed Woll

I am at a loss for words other than to say, having her as a friend changed my life. I will be forever grateful.

Suzanne Batchelor

My heart just sank hearing this news with disbelief. We just saw you recently and I was so happy for family being nearby. My heart is absolutely broken for you and Angela. There are no words to express the sympathy I feel. She was amazing.

Linda Perry

I remember the good times we had in years past.You teaching me how to two-step at Hoedowns on Sunday afternoons., enjoying many of times at the lake, us debating about which way toliet paper should go (over or under) and of course you were correct.My thoughts and prayers are with Angela and your family.

Ellen Miele

May you travel on angel wings.

Janice Roven

There are no words to describe this loss. Susan had class. She was kind, smart, funny, loving and loved having a good time. She was trustworthy. I trusted her to run my business. I asked her to furnish my house and it was brilliant. There is nothing she would not try. The best parts of me were created by Susan. She will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family ! May her memory be fora blessing . I

Janice Roven

There are no words that can describe the loss we all feel. Susan was one of a kind— smart, funny,loving ,kind ,trustworthy.she was a friend and a trusted adviser. She ran my business and furnished my house.I knew it would be perfect and it was. She taught me so much, the best parts of me are because of Susan!!!! I miss you . May your memories be for a blessing.

Sylvia Lyon

My heartfelt condolences to the Bennett family.

Julie Friedman

My heartfelt condolences to all the family and friends. May Susan rest peacefully.

Karen Langshaw

I am so sad to hear of the passing of this remarkable, funny, intelligent, incredible woman …much love to her family and so many hugs to her dear wife Angela

Kathi Johnson

It was my good fortune to have known you. The years at “you guys” house on the Square in Marietta where I first met Kim Hagan are in a catalogue of books in my mind. I love you both and I’m heartbroken to know she has left the planet. Forever in our hearts.

Sherry Carter

This news is tough to take in. Susan was a very precious soul. A great friend that was so enjoyable to be around . Her laugh infectious and humor outstanding, they say intelligence has a lot to do with wit and she definitely had a sharp wit. Angie, I am sorrowful over hearing of this, I guess thats why I couldnt get in touch with her or you. I am so sorry you had to endure this great loss, there was so much love when you both were around. Peace to you my friend. I am a better person to have know Susan.

Heather Benge

Angie, This breaks my heart to see . I was the redheaded therapist that helped take care of Susan in the hospital. You two were so very sweet and kind and love just radiated throughout the room. I am so very sorry for your loss and I have been praying for you and your family daily. Give CoCo big hugs and treats from me as well.

Susan Margaret Bennett


Susan Margaret Bennett, a kind, smart, funny and loving woman, passed away on March 2, 2023 with her family by her side.

She was born in Newport, Rhode Island to Ileen Bennett and Richard Bennett, who both predeceased her.

Susan grew up in Massachusetts and moved to the Atlanta area shortly after her graduation from Mount Holyoke College. A certified financial planner, she held leadership positions at several companies during her 35-year career.

In 2013 she moved to Amelia Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida, where she made many friends. That same year she founded Bennett Finances.

Private celebrations of her life will be held in Florida and Rhode Island.

She leaves behind her wife Angela Lawhorne; four sisters, Molly Schonenberg, Sally Ritchie, Eve Forbes, and Jenny Smalls; brothers-in-law Robert Schonenberg, James Ritchie, and Mark Forbes; a sister-in-law Jan Bennett; and 11 nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces. Susan’s brother Mark predeceased her.

Rather than flowers the family asks donations can be made in Susan’s memory to the Mark Bennett Memorial Scholarship (Attn: Jean Gilbert, WSESU, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301), National Public Radio (, or the Amelia Island Museum of History (233 S. Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034).


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