Sue (Anderson) Vandiver

Born: Wed., Feb. 1, 1922
Died: Tue., Jul. 3, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: W R Strickland and Sons Funeral Home

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Jul. 07, 2018
Location: Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 07, 2018
Location: Strickland Funeral Home Chapel

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Sue Anderson Vandiver, 96, of Murrayville, GA went home to see her Lord on July 3rd.  She was at home surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Clermont, Ga.  Rev. Tyler Flowers, Rev. Ron Smith, Rev. Ken Anderson, International Missionary Daughter, from India, Jayatradha, and Rev. John Frierson will officiate. Interment will be in the Wahoo Church Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends Friday, July 6, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home in Clermont, Ga.

Born Feb 1, 1922 to Hub and Artie Anderson, she has enjoyed a full life of loving her family, making new friends and serving Jesus.   Sue attended the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School where she worked her way through college as a housekeeper and cook.  While there, according to Daddy Jay, she won "The Most Beautiful Girl in College" pageant.  Employed during WWII by Bell Aircraft, Sue was an inspector of the planes that secured our victory.  Because of her attention to details, she later worked 33 years and retired as a payroll manager with Sears & Roebuck in Atlanta.  

Growing up in a Christian family, Sue gave her life to Jesus while a member of Wahoo Baptist Church.  Through the years, she has served as a short-term missionary, Sunday School teacher, VBS director, church planter, soul-winner, WMS director for the GA conference of the Wesleyan Church, caregiver, led numerous Bible studies and was a regular attender of Union Point Campground and Indian Springs Holiness Campground.  Despite all of her church involvement, her favorite memory was that her children were involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and brought countless young people home and to the lake house where they could see the love of Christ in action.   She was a member of the Wesleyan Church.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Hoyt, Marvin and Arvin Anderson, and her sister in law, Mary Anderson.  She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Jay Vandiver; daughter, Dianne V. Wallace and husband Rev. Bill of Cherryville, NC and son, Jack Vandiver and wife Robin of Wheaton, IL; sisters in law Edith Anderson and Charlene Anderson, both of Murrayville; Marion V. Love, Irmo, SC; Scott Vandiver, Jonesboro, GA; Anne Warr, Union Point, GA; and Julie and Tom Donald, Atlanta, GA. Also surviving Nonie are 7 grandchildren: Robby and Cindy W. Clark of Winder, GA; Carl and Wendi W. Beam of Cherryville, NC; Ben and Nancy W. Pierce of Cherryville, NC; Dede Wallace of Randleman, NC; Ashley Vandiver and Mike Kruger of Aurora, IL; Jackson and Sarah Vandiver of Winfield, IL; and Eric and Autumn V. Bouska of Carol Stream, IL; 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great,great-grandchildren.  She has numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Special family recognition to Bill & Pat Kilpatrick and family, Richard & Teresa Casey, and Mark & Pam Black.  

The family would like to thank everyone who has visited, called, brought food and for all the prayers.  In lieu of flowers, we request that you make a donation to Gideons PO Box 1016, Lula GA 30554.  WR Strickland and Sons, Clermont GA, are servicing the family.

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Savon Frierson
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
Uncle Jay, Diane, Jack and family

I am saddened by the passing of Aunt Sue. I have so many wonderful memories of the times you shared her with me!

I love you all!


Pamela "George" and Mark Black
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
Vandiver Family: We will NEVER be able to convey how much EACH one of you mean to us! Knowing Nonie, and Papa J, is just the icing on the top of our cake known as "life"! Too many memories to recant here, but you are all LOVED beyond words! So very sorry for the earthly passing of Nonie, but we SHALL see her again, and she will be WHOLE! ♡♡♡

Sarah-Kaye Frierson Dorsey
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
The passing of Aunt Sue saddens me so much, but the long Christian life that she lived gives me such great happiness and hope. Praying for you all through this very difficult transition of life and know that I love each and every one of you!!

Much Love,

Robert and Kay Daves
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
I am sorry for your loss but excited for heavens gain. Kay and I thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family in the days to come.

Jeannette Garmon and family
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Nonie, as I knew her to be called, was a remarkable woman. Although I only saw her at Indian Springs Camp Meeting in the summers, her love for the Lord and others left an indelible print on my heart. Her legacy lives on through her family. God bless you all and be comforted that she suffers no more.

Mary Ruth Brown
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Sue. She was always so loving and kind to everyone she met. My prayers are extended to all of the families.

Steve and Pat Wright
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Papa Jay, In the goodness of God's grace, he gifted us with friendship. We did life together! You and Sue have been a larger than life part our family for more than half a century. And that joy will be multiplied by millenniums in the eternity we will share.

Loving, supporting, praying,...we have laughed, shouted together, cried, grieved and encouraged. Sue lives still! We will be joining her soon and fully expect her to welcome us to her condo with that Southern grace that always made us know how much you both love us.

Jack and Diane, life long friends...OUr hearts ache for you all. When we love much...we grieve much. What do folks without Christ do at these times? Our hope, faith and love sustains us. The Holy Ghost is good. Comfort he brings is strong. Even so, we ache...for this brief moment.

We love you all! Praying still.
Your forever friends,

Steve and Pat

Carolyn Martin
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Words cannot express the sadness in my heart when I read the obituary notice. I want you to know, that Mrs. Vandiver was very kind to me and my 3 girls, when we were tenants of one of their rental properties. Each time I went up to Murrayville to their house to pay the rent, I felt like I was walking right into heaven. I have only met 5 people in my entire life that were true examples of God's love. I am old and terminal now, and I hope to meet Mrs. Vandiver in heaven. May God continue to bless your family.

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