Suzanna “Suzie” Tipton-Hare, age 28, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Advent Health-Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, following a battle with cerebral palsy along with other multiple medical struggles. Her loving family was by her side. Born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on December 18, 1993, she was the daughter of Greg Tipton of Hendersonville and Angela Tipton Huss of Lincolnton, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Janet; and one brother, Costner.
Suzie, who truly had a big heart and cared for others, was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She was the founder of “Suzie’s Closet” where she took great pride in assisting those with disabled needs to receive medical equipment. Suzie was an advocate in human rights; and in her political beliefs and had worked on several campaigns. In 2005 she received the Volvo for Life Butterfly Award and was published author of “Butterflies Don’t Crawl”. Suzie had also earned The Bubel/Aiken Foundation Award. She attended Living Water Church in Hendersonville. Suzie touched many lives and left precious memories along her way.
She is survived by, in addition to her parents; stepfather, Ken Huss of Lincolnton; maternal grandmother, Carol Gribble; five siblings, Beth Casoria Raines (Andy), Evan Tipton, Katie Tipton, Kelly Tran and Cody Tipton; and her beloved niece and nephew, Bella and Jude. Suzie is also survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins; and many friends she met on her many journeys.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Living Water Church with Pastor Tony Birkhead officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Suzie’s memory are asked to consider the Local Chapter of The American Red Cross, 211 1st Avenue East, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792 and/or to The WNC Bridge Foundation, Children’s Services Fund (Suzie’s Closet Fund), 294 Overlook Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803 or by visiting www.wncbridge.org.
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Living Water Church
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