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Susanna (Dillard) Blocker

June 24, 1937 — August 13, 2023

Newton

Susanna Dillard Blocker, a resident of Newton, Alabama passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023, from an extended illness. She was surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her home. Her last words to her family were, "You know how much I love you all. I just want all of you to be safe and saved". We know her love and wisdom will guide us until we see her again one day.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 2pm in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Griggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Newton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Susanna was born on June 24, 1937, to the late James Joseph and Ethel Mae Turner Dillard in Dale County, Alabama. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and her community. She retired from the Ozark City School System. The love for her family was unwavering. She was renowned for her wedding cakes, birthday cakes, her famous chocolate cake, and tea cakes. Her homemade biscuits, made three times a day, were legendary in their own right. She was a servant to everyone, always ready to lend a helping hand. Her home was a haven for the neighborhood children who knew they could always find a warm meal and an open heart.

A woman of many talents, Susanna also loved sewing. Her giving heart extended to helping with 4-H projects and always being there for anyone in need. She adored watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play ball, who she tirelessly supported at every game, and will surely be remembered cheering from the sidelines.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed doing word searches and playing cards with her Yah Yah Sisters every week and watching Alabama Football. She always reminded her family, that they could do all things through Christ. Her faith was unwavering, her love unconditional, and her generosity unmatched.

Susanna was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was fearless, a prayer warrior, and deeply loved her church. She knew her Bible like the back of her hand and lived her life by its teachings. She served many years as a Sunday school teacher as well as serving on numerous committees. She was also a member of the Young At Heart Senior Adult Ministry at Bethel. She was a woman of great faith, love, and generosity. She was a beacon of light in this world, a testament to the power of a faithful and loving heart. Her passing leaves a void in our hearts and our community that can never be filled. We take comfort in knowing that she is now in the arms of the Lord, free from pain and suffering, rejoicing in the glory of eternal life.

As we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate her life. Let us remember the love she had for her family, her faith, and her community. Let us remember the joy she brought into our lives, the lessons she taught us, and the love she shared so freely. Let us remember Susanna Blocker, a true servant of the Lord, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be dearly missed, but her legacy will live on in the hearts and lives of those she touched.

Susanna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Haywood "Hubert" Blocker of 54 years, her daughter, Shelby Delaine Blocker Stanford, her siblings, Edward Dillard, JC Dillard, Ethel Turner, Dorothy Enfinger, Janice Moore, and Clarence Dillard.


Survivors include her son, Earl (Patsy) Blocker, and daughter, Carolyn Gaff. Her grandchildren, Brian (Kelli) Blocker, Brantley (Ashley) Brockett, Crystal (Josh) Blocker Deal, Brandon (Heather) Blocker, Zach Gaff, and Anna (Kyle) Smith; great-grandchildren, Braxton Blocker, Brittany Blocker, Brenley Blocker, Bailee Deal, Alaina Deal, Bronner Deal, Bishop Blocker, Bane Blocker, Brice Brockett, Hayes Brockett, Wells Brockett, Lainey Brockett, Beau Brockett, Enzo Smith and Maverick Smith; step great-grandchildren, Matthew Buie, Tanner Goodson, Brenden Wilson and Allison Wilson; sister, Sharon (Richard) Phillips; and several nieces, nephews and other family members will also remember her fondly.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

1-2pm Wednesday Visitation in Chapel

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Sunset Funeral Home Chapel

, AL

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2pm Wednesday Celebration of Life in Chapel

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Sunset Funeral Home Chapel

, AL

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3pm Wednesday Burial at Newton City Cemetery

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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