Mary Susan Furches

May 9, 1945 - November 25, 2017
Mary Susan Furches

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Mary Susan Furches, LCSW, 72, of Pfafftown and recently Asheville, died on Saturday, November 25th, of natural causes in Flat Rock, NC. Ms. Furches spent most of her professional life as a social worker in various settings, most notably at Baptist Hospital and for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. Ms. Furches received her BA degree in Psychology from UNC-CH in 1975 and her Masters in Social Work from UNC-CH in 1998. She was a long-time member of the Wake Forest Baptist Church.

Ms. Furches is survived by her children and their spouses and partners: Jason John Hendrix (John Fritchie) of Asheville, NC, Tate French (Tammy French) of Lexington, NC, Mary Celeste French (Jared Moore) of Winston-Salem, NC, and Catherine French Nelson (Scott Nelson) of Groveland, FL; her granddaughters Mikaila O’Brien, Ashelyn Miller, Ciera Miller, and Maryanne Grace Nelson; her sister-in-law Ruby Shore Furches, and nephew John David Furches and his family. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Jacob Furches and Myrtle Estelle Hendrix Furches, her brothers Joe Thomas Furches and David Lee Furches, and her nephew Robert Eugene Furches.

Ms. Furches enjoyed the company of good friends, gardening, music, being on the sands and waterways of Carteret County NC, and visiting the NC mountains.

A memorial service will be announced for this spring at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Elizabeth House in Flat Rock NC, the hospice that cared for her in her final days. Or as she once requested, “Plant something pretty for me once I’m gone”.

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  • November 28, 2017
    Rachel Jolly says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May peace be with you all.

  • November 28, 2017
    Robin and Ruth Moore says:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with this loss.

  • November 28, 2017
    Sheila Royal says:
    Susan was such an asset to the clinical social work community. Always with the best interest of those she served in mind, she did a marvelous job of working with children and families. She was a caring friend, witty and had a marvelous sense of humor. She will be much missed by the community and will not be forgotten by her friends or those she served in her professional capacity. So sorry for your loss. Much love and immense peace to you.

  • November 28, 2017
    Teresa Combs says:
    Susan was such a sweet person and friend! I always enjoyed talking with her and laughing with her. She was a wonderful asset to the WSFCS as well as to my list of friends. She will be so missed. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • November 29, 2017
    Anne R. Phillips says:
    My thoughts and prayers to all the family. I think of the good times, meals, and conversations we shared. Susan was always upbeat and encouraged us all. I think of the countless lives she touched and sacrifices she made for children in the WS/FCS system. No greater love. May God grant peace and comfort.