Meet Our Donors

We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.

Dr. Bill & Lanette Suttles

Charles Edwin "Ed" Suber

Donor 1

Charles Edwin "Ed" Suber left an unexpected major gift to Southwest Christian Care to provide hope and help to many terminally ill patients, children with special needs and their families. Mr. Suber died in 2007 at the age of 84. In 2009, Southwest Christian Care received a gift from The Charles Edwin Suber Foundation - a gift that already has made a dramatic impact on Southwest Christian Care. Serving as co-executor of Mr. Suber's estate, and Trustee of The Charles Edwin Suber Foundation, Suber's cousin Jim Campbell selected Southwest Christian Care as a recipient of funds from the Foundation. "It gives me great pleasure to have a part in facilitating a contribution to such a wonderful cause," Campbell says.

Mr. Suber lived in the Ben Hill area of Atlanta his entire life. His family owned and operated C.P. Suber Grocery Store in the Ben Hill COmmunity for many years. Mr. Suber retired from a career with the Fulton County Superior Court System where he had served as Court Clerk. He attended Oxford College of Emory University and later Emory University. He was an avid square dancer and a member of Atlanta First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Jim Ellison, Senior Pastor, states "Brother Ed understood faithfulness, to his family, his friends, his church and his God."

Southwest Christian Care is grateful to Jim Campbell for extending Mr. Suber's faithfulness to include Southwest Christian Care.

Charles Evans

Donor 2

Mr. Charles Evans has blessed the ministry of Southwest Christian Care by being a member of our Legacy of Hope Planned Giving family.

Mr. Evans was born in Chickamauga, Georgia, and was married to his wife Peggy for 45 years. He owned several auto dealerships in Conyers and Gwinnett County.

Before his death, Mr. Evans decided to leave a trust to make annual contributions to support Southwest Christian Care. He had a heart for helping the community and believed that is life's earnings would be well used to benefit those suffering from terminal illnesses.

Thanks to Mr. Evans' thoughtful consideration of how to use his assets to help others, many patients and family members have been blessed.

Margaree Risner

Donor 3

Our good friend and longtime Southwest Christian Care volunteer Margaree Risner passed away on July 9, 2008. She was only a few months away from her 96th birthday. What a special "Southern" lady!

Margaree has blessed the ministry of Southwest Christian Care by being a member of our Legacy of Hope Planned Giving family.

She loved serving the Lord at Southwest Christian Care. Before her death, Margaree decided to leave a Charitable Bequest to support Southwest Christian Care and provide care and hope for future generations.

A long-time volunteer and 1998 recipient of our Servant Leadership Award, Margaree was a dearly loved ministry partner who selflessly dedicated herself to serving others. "Service is the rent we pay for our space here on Earth," said Margaree.

How will you be remembered? Thanks to Margaree's thoughtful consideration of how to use her assets to help others, many patients and family members will be blessed.

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