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Susannah Rockwell (Robertson)

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Death: September 28, 2021 (86-87)
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Daughter of William Joseph Robertson and Susan Radford Robertson
Wife of Ralph Rockwell
Sister of Preston Breckinridge Robertson; William Joseph Robertson, Jr. and Mason Gordon Robertson

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About Susannah Robertson Rockwell

Susannah Robertson Rockwell, 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Susannah was born Susannah Preston Roberston in 1934 to the late William Joseph Robertson, newspaper editor and writer, and the late Susan Preston Robertson of Virginia. She moved from Pennsylvania to Savannah at the age of 10 when her father became the editor of the Savannah Morning Newspaper. Susannah was the youngest of four children with three brothers that all served in WWII.

Susannah was known for her acting and singing abilities. After completing two years at Armstrong Junior College, she studied drama at the University of Georgia and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Upon her return to Savannah, she further studied voice under the tutelage of Adie Mae Jackson at Christ Episcopal Church. She was known for her soprano solos in Handel’s Messiah and her starring role as Guinevere in the Little Theatre’s performance of Camelot.

Susannah married Ralph Rockwell in 1960 and moved to Vernonburg in 1966 where she lived the next 55 years. She retired from the Registrar’s office of Armstrong State College to be a full-time grandmother in 1998.

In addition to her parents, Susannah is predeceased by her husband Ralph Rockwell. She leaves behind two daughters, Elizabeth (Larry) Hadwin and Katherine (Ray) Jones and five grandchildren Matthew Hadwin, Lucy (Wes) Rodgers, Katie Hadwin, Susannah Jones, and Camille Jones as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.

Susannah will be remembered fondly for her sense of humor, beauty, charm, and love of politics. She championed all anti-discriminatory practices. She was a past president of the League of Women Voters and an active member of the Colonial Dames through her ancestor, Carter Braxton, Virginian and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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