Susan Benson Gales

Published 11:14 am Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Miss Susan Benson Gales, formerly of Cooleemee, died on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

She was born on July 11, 1953 to the late William and Libby Gales of Cooleemee. She attended Davie County Schools in special programs for exceptional children. Her fierce spirit and independent nature helped her accomplish much in life despite her handicaps. She was a lifelong member of Cooleemee United Methodist Church and most recently, Smith Grove United Methodist Church. She lived at RHA Boxwood Group Home in Davie County for most of her adult life. Two years ago, she was moved to RHA Clear Creek nursing facility in Charlotte for more serious nursing care. She always loved daily attending the RHA vocational workshop in Cleveland and was a member of the Rowan Civitan club for handicapped adults doing volunteer work such as greeting at Rowan Medical Center.

She was also preceded in death by a niece, Lindsay Gales.

Survivors: her sister, Pat Campbell (Bill); her brother, Bill Gales (Frankie Lynn); her nieces and nephews, Seth Gales (Tara), Brent Campbell and Beth Dodson; and her great-nieces and nephews, Kenzie Gales and Alex, Asher and CJ Dodson.

A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Perry Bradshaw officiating. A private entombment was in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury.

Memorials: Davie Schools Exceptional Children Services, c/o Jennifer Custer at Central Davie Educational Center, 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Rd., Mocksville; or to Novant Health Hospice, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, 28233-3549.