Susan Jeanell

January 24, 1955 - June 24, 2024

Susan Jeanell Pettus Hanson, age 69, of Florence, passed away Monday, June 24, 2024.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvel and Mammie Pettus; daughter-in-law, Allyson Hanson; brother-in-law, Harold Berry; sister-in-law, Brenda Pettus.

Survivors are her loving husband of 48 years, Quinton Hanson; sons, Paul Hanson (Amanda) and Will Hanson (Meg); sister, Gail Berry; brother, Ronald Pettus; grandchildren, Henry Hanson, Pierce Hanson, Cecelia Hanson, John Hanson, Hudson Perry, Harper Perry and one on the way, Charlotte.

Susan considered family an extraordinary gift from God. She found immense joy in every moment spent with her husband, children, grandchildren, and extended family. From children’s sports activities and family dinners to holiday gatherings, Susan’s presence brought a special light to every occasion. She was not just a mother and grandmother but a mentor and friend whose love and guidance shaped the lives of those she held dear.

Susan’s compassion extended beyond her family to her friends and community. Whether from her co-workers, church friends, tennis friends, or others, she was known for her warm smile and open heart. She was a confidante, mentor, and pillar of strength for many. Her friendships were marked by genuine care, trust, and loyalty, traits that made her a beloved figure by those who knew her.

Professionally, Susan was a passionate and tireless social worker. She earned her degree in Social Work from the University of North Alabama and spent years serving vulnerable communities in the Shoals Area. Susan’s work impacted countless lives, both children’s and adults’, and she leaves behind a legacy of compassion and change.

A devout Christian, Susan’s faith was the guiding force of her life. She was an active member of Woodmont Baptist Church and then Church of the Highlands, where she participated in numerous positions, including Sunday School Teacher, Small Group Leader, Greeter, Choir, and Children’s Choir. She was also active in Community Bible Study in the Shoals for Years. She inspired others through her example, providing spiritual support and guidance to all who knew her.

The family will have a private graveside service. Visitation will be at Woodmont Baptist Church on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, with a Celebration of Life service starting at 12:00, officiated by Caleb Chambers and Chad Hess. Pallbearers will be Todd Berry, Richie Pettus, Colby Breckenridge, Luke Hanson, Joey Hanson, and Clark Crosson.

A special thanks to Clearview Cancer Center and Staff, Amedisys Home Health Care, Affinity Hospice, and especially Dee Osborne for their love and care.  In Lieu of Flower’s, Susan’s request was that contributions be made to Tunnels to Towers , St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of your choice. Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family.



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7 Comments on “Susan Jeanell Hanson”

  1. And her voice..her lovely voice, singing to her Lord. She loved Him so. I loved her so. She made the world a better place.

  2. Susan was a wonderful Christian lady. She displayed a kind and compassionate Christlike heart. Praying for Quinton, Paul, Will and their families! Eddy and Donna Garner.

  3. Such a beautiful lady, inside and out. Her smile and voice will be greatly missed. Heaven is her home now with her savior and no more pain!! Praying for her family.

  4. Quinton, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Such a beautiful and loving person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Susan was just a beautiful lady inside and out. I had the privilege of her friendship in Community Bible Study and the choir at Woodmont. The first year we moved to Alabama she was kind enough to share her recipe for Spiced Pecan. I have made them for my family every year, and will continue to do so with happy memories of our times together. Rejoicing that she is with her Lord that she loved, and praying for peace & comfort for all the family.

  6. Susan was a beautiful woman of God and we celebrate with you the knowledge that she is now in Paradise with our Lord. May God comfort the family with this truth now and in the difficult days ahead! Please know we are praying for you! Sincerely, Judy and Darrell Campbell

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