Susan loved others.
  • 66 years old
  • Born on August 14, 1952 .
  • Passed away on April 6, 2019 .

Susan Elizabeth Lester Eftink, 66, died peacefully in her home in Garner, NC, on April 6, 2019. She was born in Portageville, MO, on August 14, 1952. She had previously lived for over 30 years in Oxford, MS. Using her master’s degrees in both Education and Social Work, she founded a hospice and worked as an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Mississippi. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Elza Lester, and her brother, Larry Lester.  She is survived by and dearly missed by her husband, Maurice Eftink, of Oxford and Garner, her three children, Jacob Eftink of Oxford, Anna Kathleen Miller of Garner, Jude “JJ” Eftink of Chattanooga, TN, son-in-law Patrick Miller, and her two grandchildren, Emilea and Bryson Miller.

We will celebrate Susan's life at Grace Episcopal in Clayton, NC, on April 15, 2019. Visitation and lunch will start at 12:30 followed by service at 2:00 pm.

A mass and presentation of her headstone will take place in Portageville, MO in the following weeks. A date will be provided soon.

Donations can be made to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization www.nhpco.org or Girl Scouts www.girlscouts.org/en/adults/donate.html.

Posted by Joan Wylie Hall on April 10, 2019
Dear Maurice, Jacob, Anna-Kate and family, and JJ: I'm so sorry for this painful loss in your loving family. Susan was such a friend to Oxford/University that her goodness will live as long as memories last.
Posted by KATHY LAMBERT on April 9, 2019
Our Dear Susan...Though we have lived far apart, You are in our hearts. You were probably my first childhood friend in Portageville...could it be because we lived across the street from one another!!! So sorry that you have had difficult times... Maurice, we pray that you and the family know that so many of your old friends are thinking of you. Love and Prayers of Peace are streaming your way, my friend. Hope to see you soon. Kathy and Mike

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