Susan Christine Johnson Brinson, 59


Mrs. Susan Christine Johnson Brinson, 59, of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Edwin Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, March 15, from 12 to 1 p.m.

Pallbearers were Don Gay, Richard Gay, Lincoln Gay, Logan Gay, Landon Gay, Tim Rich and Frank Nasworthy.

Susan was born March 14, 1963, in Swainsboro, to Betty Blackburn Johnson and Kenneth Johnson. She lived her childhood and adolescent years in Millen where she attended Jenkins County schools and Buckhead Academy. Susan was a Christian of Baptist faith. Her love for children was evident in her work with Jenkins County Elementary School. Susan worked with Ogeechee Behavioral Health. She had a great love for her family and friends. Her biggest delight was being “Gammy” to her granddaughter, Ellie and “Mama” to Arley and Tyler. Working in her yard and growing beautiful flowers brought her much joy. Susan was never without fresh flowers from her husband, Randall. Mrs. Brinson is preceded in death by her father; and nephew, Jarad McNorrill.

Mrs. Brinson is survived by her husband, Randall Ray of Swainsboro; mother, Betty Johnson of Millen; son, Tyler Brinson of Millen; daughter, Arley Piper of Savannah; granddaughter, Ellie Escobar; sisters, Carol Gay (Don) of Millen and Lisa Rich (Tim) of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, P. O. Box 1525,

Ranson, WV 25438.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Pruitt Hospice for their care of Susan.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.