Susan Cohen MacMillan

by | Jul 12, 2012 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Susan Cohen MacMillan, 54, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Blacksburg, Va. on June 27, 2012.

Born in Norfolk, she is survived by her husband, David T. MacMillan. Susan is also survived by her three children, Gordon David MacMillan of Virginia Beach, Sarah Jane MacMillan of Crocetta del Montello, Italy, and Laurel Marie MacMillan of Charlottesville, Va. She is survived by her parents, Ramon and Rita Cohen of Norfolk, and her brother Bruce Cohen of Norfolk. Susan is survived by many uncles, aunts, and cousins, as well as nieces and nephews.

Susan was raised in Norfolk and graduated from Granby High School in 1975. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston in 1980, Susan met David MacMillan, who had attended Granby High School, just seven years prior to her. They were married in Norfolk on Oct. 1, 1983.

Susan and David moved to McAlester, Oklahoma where their three children were born. In 1994, the MacMillan family moved to Blacksburg, where Susan worked as a registered nurse.

Susan always found great joy in her children, as well as traveling with her husband. Susan’s ability to make conversation with anyone she met, her easy laughter and sense of humor, and her wonderful smile were some of her many gifts to the world.

A funeral service was held at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., followed by a burial service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to New River Valley Community Services, c/o New Life Recovery Center, 700 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Online condolences at