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Susana Rodriguez

August 7, 1935 - February 12, 2021

Susana Rodriguez, 85, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully  surrounded by her family on February 12, 2021 at Advent Health.

Born in Rancho Nuevo, Cortazar-Guanajuato, Mexico to the late Antonio Morales and Dolores Garica-Morales; she is now reunited with her beloved husband Octaviano Rodriguez; a brother, Esteban Morales-Garcia and three sisters, Trinidad Morales Garcia, Petra Morales-Garcia and Juana Morales-Garcia.

Susana met and then married the love her life, Octaviano. The two had nine children together during their sixty-three blissful years of marriage. Susana dedicated her entire life to her family. Nearly thirty years ago, Susana made Hendersonville her home. She absolutely loved the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains and enjoyed spending time outside, washing clothes by hand on the porch, especially taking walks with her husband, Octaviano. Susana took great pride in her garden. Cooking for her family was one of Susana’s numerous ways of demonstrating her love; her homemade tortillas will be dearly missed.

Susana and Octaviano always made a point to show their support for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren by being present at all their sports games. Reflecting on old times, sharing updates about family, and keeping up back in Mexico with the rest of the family were important to Susana. She wanted to keep everyone connected. Susana was of the Catholic faith and was a member at Immaculate Conception Church of Hendersonville. She loved her Virgen de Guadalupe and would routinely pray for all her family members, making sure to leave no one out.

Left to cherish Susana’s memory are her sons, Antonio Rodriguez, Angel Rodriguez, Monico Rodriguez and Octaviano Rodriguez, Jr; daughters, Blanca Nieves-Rodriguez, Rosa Rodriguez, Ana Luisa Rodriguez, Maria Trinidad Rodriguez and Maria del Rayo Rodriguez; three sisters, Tomasa Morales Garcia, Maria Morales Garcia and Ofelia Morales Garcia; thirty-two grandchildren;  thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be open to the public at noon on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, located at 538 Tracy Grove Rd, Hendersonville, North Carolina; with Father Adrian Porras will officate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Click HERE to view the livestream of Mrs. Rodriguez’s funeral service.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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