Susan Logan passed away peacefully on March 8 in her home in Hendersonville, North Carolina, surrounded by loved ones. Susan was born in 1944 in Newnan, Georgia, the third and youngest child of the late Thomas Jones Glover and Martha Lala Pate Glover, and the twelfth of 26 grandchildren of Howard Clarke Glover and Fa…read more
Susan Logan passed away peacefully on March 8 in her home in Hendersonville, North Carolina, surrounded by loved ones. Susan was born in 1944 in Newnan, Georgia, the third and youngest child of the late Thomas Jones Glover and Martha Lala Pate Glover, and the twelfth of 26 grandchildren of Howard Clarke Glover and Fannie Virginia Jones Glover. She was proceeded in death by her sister Fannie Jones Glover “Jonesy” Mullally, her brother Thomas Jones Glover, Jr. and her first husband Dr. Brian Thomas Jordan. She is survived by her husband, William H “Bill” Logan of Hendersonville, and her son, Kevin Brian Jordan of New Orleans, as well as by her much-loved nieces and nephews; Lisa Mullally Smith and husband Matt, Holly Mullally Fortson, James Campbell Mullally, Lynda Glover Burgy and husband Frank, Thomas Jones Glover III, and 13 great nieces and nephews.
Susan attended Wesleyan College where she received her nursing degree as an RN. She practiced nursing for nearly 40 years; many of those happy years in New Orleans, where her son Kevin still lives. Susan met her husband, Bill Logan, in 1997 and joined him in Monterey, California, where she continued in her nursing career and shared with Bill a passion for photography.
Susan and Bill moved to Hendersonville in 1999. Susan served as a psychiatric nurse case manager at The Free Clinic in Hendersonville until 2016. She particularly enjoyed this interval of her profession, taking great pleasure in the comraderie of both her colleagues and their patients.
In 2016, the always vibrant and energetic Susan was quite surprisingly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Following traditional and then experimental treatment at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, she beat the odds, went into remission and enjoyed astonishingly good heath for more than three years. Susan did not let these precious days go to waste. She understood life as a miracle and each day as a gift. A devotee of the psychology and teachings of Carl Jung, a Tai Chi instructor, a creative writer, a marvelous photographer, a person who dances constantly to the music (real or imagined), Susan was, in every sense, a true celebrant of Life.
Her family, friends and faith community witnessed the honest courage and joy that Susan lived with in the face of the uncertainty of her physical future. A week before her passing, Susan had a dream, a vision, in which she stood on a plateau overlooking wide savannahs, lush and green, with mountains in the distance. She was overcome with peace. She realized that no matter what happened next, it would be another part of life’s beautiful adventure.
When the time for Susan’s passing drew imminent, the house was alive with loving support and the comforting sound of Native American flute, played at her bedside by a friend. A respectful 20 minutes after Susan’s last breath, her beloved cousin Dan broke out a bottle of champagne, as the gathering at her bedside joined in celebration of the time they shared with Susan and in appreciation of her new future.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date, the March 14th service at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hendersonville, North Carolina has been POSTPONED. An additional service will follow at a future date to be determined, in Newnan, Georgia.