Susan Dorton Childers, 53, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at her residence along side her loving husband, Marty Franklin Childers.

She was born on August 13, 1966, in Shelby, N.C., to the late Marshall “Gene” and Carol Rogers Dorton. Susan had a passion for her career in nursing. At home, she enjoyed flower gardening, watching birds, traveling, especially to the beach, and going antiquing. Her greatest enjoyment was playing with her grandson, Dex, and spending time with her children.

She is survived by her sons, Matthew and James Davis (Hannah Wellmon); stepchildren, Josh Childers (Sarah) and Anna Childers Rehn (Aaron); and her beloved grandson, Dex Rehn. She is also survived by her aunt, Janice Brawley (Gene); uncle, Joe Neel; and many beloved cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Triplett United Methodist Church with Pastor David Childers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Childers family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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