Mary Suzanne Hafer Hambrick, 81, died at Kingston Residence on January 12, 2019. She was born in Hickory to B. L. and Mary Greer Hafer. Her husband of 53 years, Robert Theodore Hambrick, Jr., died February 16, 2015. She is survived by her son Robert T. Hambrick, III, daughter Mary Margaret Lyerly Hambrick Glaze and husband Gene. She was “Zanny” to five grandchildren - Jackson and Gaither Hambrick, Mary Caroline, Catherine and Wilson Glaze. She is survived by her brother Gene Hafer and wife Holly, sister, Margaret Hafer Jones and husband Mike, sister-in-law, Josephine Hambrick and many nieces and a nephew.
Suzanne graduated from Hickory High School, attended Sweet Briar College and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder, a Circle member and was an honorary life member of Presbyterian Women. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Hickory Book Club, Hickory Service League, was past president of Hickory Museum of Art Guild, past president of Cooperative Christian Ministry and attended Bible Study Fellowship. She was secretary of the Hambrick Memorial Foundation for 40 years.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11 am. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hickory Museum of Art (243 3rd Avenue NE; Hickory NC 28601), Hickory Community Theater (30 3rd Street NW; Hickory NC 28601) or First Presbyterian Church’s Good Samaritan Fund (237 Second Street; Hickory NC 28601).
Suzanne lived by God’s grace and by God’s grace Suzanne lives still!
Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Mrs. Hambrick.