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L. Sue (Carter) Kicklighter

July 31, 1938 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

L. Sue Kicklighter Obituary

On Friday, March 1, 2024, at the age of 85, Mrs. Linnie Sue Carter Kicklighter, a faithful and devoted Christian, passed peacefully after a brief illness at Harborview in Blackshear.

Mrs. Kicklighter was born in Nicholls, GA on July 31,1938, completing a loving family of 6 daughters of the late Wilmer Clyde & Estell Tanner Carter.  She was preceded in death by her

five sisters (Wilma Jordan, Marie Lee Pritchard, Marion Thomas, June Roble Carter, Betty Stewart) and we can all agree that she was joyously greeted by them when she entered

Heaven’s gates.  Sue found the love of her life in Carroll Clark Kicklighter, who preceded her in death in 2020, and they resided in Blackshear from the 1960’s on.  Together they raised their daughter Lina and enjoyed all the joys of parenthood. Sue took care of the home and perfected her love of vegetable gardening.  Anyone who stopped by reaped the benefits of her labor by a tour of the garden and samples of fresh vegetables.  Sue also found time to join the Women’s Auxiliary of the Waycross American Legion and participated in many community events.  She had a love of genealogy and became the family historian tracking down family lines.  The entire family is grateful for her dedication in this endeavor.  From learning the family genealogy, she became a member of the Daughters’ of the American Revolution.  Sue also helped her mother-in-law, Lena H. Kicklighter, with her catering business.  She enjoyed her time of celebrating and coordinating events for numerous families throughout the years.  Carroll and Sue also had a commercial shrimping boat and spent time on the water where she loved life even though she couldn’t swim.  She enjoyed cooking for the crew and Fridays were always Fish Friday whether they were on the water or the land.

A devoted member of Ward Memorial Church in Blackshear, Sue was nurtured by her faithful and much-loved church family.  Sue was strong willed at times but also had an enormous heart and would always be there for not only her family in their hour of need but also friends.  She loved to dance in her younger years and was known for saying, “Let’s go cut a rug!” and would joyfully show off her dance skills.  Today Sue Kicklighter is “cutting’ a rug” in Heaven.

Sue leaves behind her daughter and son in law, Lina & Ralph G. Wetherington of Castalian Springs, TN; 2 grandchildren, L. Suzanne (Wm Bart) Highers and Kyler C. (Ann Marie) Wetherington, 4 great grandchildren, Lilia S. Highers, Lucillia S. Highers, Estella L. Wetherington, and G. Banks Wetherington.  In addition, Sue leaves behind many loving and devoted nieces and nephews whom she loved immensely as well as many faithful friends.

A Celebration of Life including a Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, at 1:00 pm at Ward Memorial Church in Blackshear. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ward Memorial Church.

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Celebration of Life
March 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Ward Memorial Church
939 Hendry Street
Blackshear, GA 31516


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