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SUSAN ILEE RED ETHRIDGE

Susan Ilee Red Ethridge, 71, of Savannah, Georgia, died Monday morning August 23, 2021.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 6 o’clock Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

A memorial service will be held at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening, August 31, 2021, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service. Interment will be private.

The family suggests any memorials be made to assist them with expenses.

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  1. Jeannette Sandoval (Reppert) says:

    Ms. Ethridge was my teacher in the early 90s. To this day I still talk about her as one of my favorite teachers. I loved being in her classes and think of her often.

  2. Kahadija Oliver-Baker says:

    Dear family of Ms. Etheridge,
    My heart is aching as my life would not have been the same if were not for her guidance and encouragement. While matriculating in her AP US History class I was able to accomplish something I never dreamed I would.
    Educators like Ms. Etheridge were once in a lifetime individuals and when I became an educator I strived to be like her.
    Prayers and thank for sharing her with us.
    Kahadija Oliver Baker
    SHS class of 94’

  3. Nakita Jackson Cummings says:

    Ms. Ethridge will truly be missed she was an amazing teacher. I remember AP US History with her it was always fun. She always had a good backstory for every lesson. She always greeted you with a warm smile just a bubbly personality. She will be missed thank you for inspiring my love for history.

    Class of 95 SHS

  4. Kathy Lackey says:

    Susan was funny, smart and a great friend to my sister, Terri. She loved teaching history for 30 years and her students loved her very much!

    We will miss you with all our hearts

    Love and Heavenly Peace

    Kathy & Jimmy Lackey

  5. Lakeshia Davis Williams says:

    To the day and many days hereafter, I will always reference Ms. Ethridge! She was my US History teacher and my life guidance in high school! She imparted some things into me that I will NEVER forget! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers! She was a great inspiration! She will be greatly missed. Love you always Ms. Ethridge!
    Lakeshia Davis Williams
    Savannah High School
    Class of 1995

  6. Terri Doyle says:

    Susan & I met in 7th grade and become best friends. My memories of all we shared are abundant. I once spoke to her SHS history class on career day and it was so evident how her students loved & respected her. She felt they were all her children. She will be missed. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

  7. Ramona Jeannette Higgins says:

    Ms. Ethridge was my history teacher while I was at Savannah Arts Academy. She made history interesting and fun. She talked me in AP US History as well as AP European History and to this day I thank her for teaching me the power of doing my own research. She was my Model UN coach and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher in my life. My heart is saddened and she will be greatly missed.

    RJH
    Savannah Arts Academy
    Class of 2003

  8. Alexis Oliver Williams says:

    I will be forever grateful for Ms. Ethridge. She played such a pivotal role in my education and life. She was my mentor and instilled so many of her values into me.

  9. LaToya Taylor/Cruz-Camacho says:

    Ms. Ethridge was absolute favorite teacher. She challenged me in her class. Especially when taking notes for AP history. Such a sweet lady. And had a wonderful sense of humor. I will never forget how I enjoyed our talks before class began. RIP
    Savannah Arts Academy
    Class of 2000

  10. Vicki Stevenson says:

    I met Susan in 1978 at Northeast High School in Macon, GA during my sophomore year. I quickly realized that she was not going to be your average, run-of-the-mill teacher! She had a very infectious and vibrant personality, an uncanny ability to teach and a sharp, quick wit that she maintained throughout her lifetime. After I graduated, we remained close friends up until the time of her death. I also fondly remember her sweet mother, Ms. Eula Red. My condolences to her family, friends and the legions of former students who, like myself, were blessed by her teachings and gifted with her friendship. I will miss her dearly, but I take comfort in the bible verse which reminds us that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest in sweet peace, my friend.

  11. Brandon Kunka says:

    Ms. Ethridge was not only a wonderful person, but a fantastic mentor. One of my favorite high school teachers by far. Sending my condolences to the family. She will be missed.

    Brandon Kunka
    SAA c/o 2000

  12. Kerena Ferreira (Kaminsky) says:

    Ms. Ethridge was and will always be one of the most amazing teachers I ever had! I was in every single SS class that she taught! She helped me get into college with her recommendation. We loved having Saturday school for AP US History… she had to be a great teacher to get kids to want to come to school on Saturday. I loved learning from her and even have my children use my notes from her class!!! I love her soooo much and my husband and I talk about her all the time. RTCPQ…. If you were in her class you know what that means!! She was the epitome of what an amazing teacher should be and made sure all of her students were their best! My heart is broken but know heaven gained an AMAZING PERSON!!!!

  13. Carlton Johnson says:

    Ms. Ethridge is a once in a lifetime educator who invested in each and every student. She was always full of spirit and life and kept you smiling. AP US History was an experience that prepared you for college and I am personally and eternally grateful to have had Ms. Ethridge as an educator and guide in my high school years. More than a history teacher, she taught you about life – even the hard lessons. But she never left you without a smile! She is a guardian star who will be sorely missed.

  14. Alderman Detric Leggett says:

    From the entire Bluejacket family. We extend our love and deepest sympathy for a person to whom we all hold with deepest regard. Forever in our hearts.

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