Mary Susan “Sue” Haskins Knox, 88, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021. at her residence. Born in Randolph County on March 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John Graham Haskins and Mary Louis Kemp Haskins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Knox, in 1997 and her sister, Theresa Summers.

Sue spent 34 years in education, beginning as a teacher and later retiring as a media specialist. She served in Rowan, Iredell and Davie counties. She was a member of Third Creek Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and served on the Church Session.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Ben Knox and Clark Knox (Rita), both of Cleveland; grandchildren, Megan K. Harris (Chris) and Caleb Knox; step-grandchildren, Tracy Perry and Gail McCarty; and three step-great-grandchildren, Nick, Zack and Zoey Harris.

A private graveside service will be held Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Bill Thrailkill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2055 Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland, NC 27013.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Knox family.