Lins, Susan "Susie"

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Susan Lins
Susan Lins

Susan "Susie" Lins is survived by “the love of her life” John Thomas; daughters, Amanda Hawkins (Raymond), Brittany Davis (Russ); father of her children, Chris Hawkins; step-children, D. J. Thomas, Alexandrea Huggins; grandchildren, Aleksander, Alina, Delilah, and Mackenzie; mother, Mary Jo Lins; siblings, Pam Marchetti, Michael Lins, Patti Ward, Mary Kay Stevanus, and David Lins. 

She is now reunited with her father, Francis Lins, and beloved mother-in-law, Julie “Shauna” Neary.

Those who knew her loved her. Her arms and home and heart were open to anyone in need. She was a mother of two but had countless “children” that she took under her wing. You could hear her laughter throughout the house and feel her love across countless miles. She was taken from us far too soon and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of her life, for all who may wish to attend, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 12–4 p.m. at the Vineyard, Chattanooga. 

In lieu of flowers, please bring an unwrapped toy, which will be donated in Susie’s name. 

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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