She was born May 27, 1954 in Rome.
Mrs. Ayers was a member of First Baptist Church on the Square, and the Explorer’s Bible study class. She was accomplished both in her education and her career in the medical community.
Mrs. Ayers received her Associate Nursing Degree from LaGrange College in 1987. She received a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree in 1997, graduating Cum Laude. In 2001 Mrs. Ayer was an Honor Graduate from Emory University receiving her Master’s degree in Public Health.
In 2005 Susan was appointed by Governor Perdue, as the first in her field to the Georgia Board of Registered Professional Nurses. In 2009 She was honored by LaGrange College by having her name added to the Wall of Outstanding Alumni.
Mrs. Ayers’ nursing career spanned 29 years. She was honored to have served on many state and local boards and organizations. She is remembered as a mentor to many, and as a committed nurse in this community. She retired in 2011 as Director of Nursing Services from District Four Health Services.
Mrs. Ayers is survived by her husband of 36 years, John N. Ayers; her daughter, Rachel Edge (Bryan); son, Andrew Ayers of Cedartown; mother, Merle Fricks of Rome; father Guy L. Phillips (Sharon) of Crossville, Tenn; brothers, Chuck Fricks (Mary) of Cedartown and Davey Phillips (Jackie) of McDonough, Ga. Also surviving are two granddaughters and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at First Baptist Church on the Square with Dr. Paul Baxter and Rev. Paul Blair officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Georgia Hospice or the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Susan Ayers.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge of LaGrange was in charge of arrangements.