Deacon Richard Suber

Deacon Richard Suber

Friday November 11, 1949 - Monday July 15, 2019
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Deacon Richard Suber, affectionately called “Richard Lee” by our mom, was born on November 11, 1949, to Florence Sullivan Suber and the late Matthew Suber, Sr. On Monday, July 15, 2019, the Lord sent His angel down to receive His child, and found Dad waiting with his soul packed and ready for that glorious journey. Now, he is resting in the sweet bosom of our Father, where he will only know joy and have everlasting peace.

Dad united in holy matrimony with our mom, Gladys C. Brown, and joined her in membership at Shady Grove Baptist Church where he served faithfully. He wore many hats, serving as the Business Manager, Chairman of Deacon Ministry, Sunday School and New Members Teacher, Male Chorus and many more hats just as he did in life. He was also a member of Holly Spring Lodge #150, Holly Spring Chapter #31, Azah #140 and the United Supreme Council #33. He retired from G.E. as a Computer Programmer.

Dad was an avid lover of many things; golfing, fishing, racing, bowling, chess, antique cars and of course, those Clemson Tigers. Go Tigers!!

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Larry Suber; and one sister, Josephine Hunter.

Also known to his family as “Papa”, Dad leaves to cherish many memories, a beloved wife, Gladys, and one daughter, Tamela LaShay Suber, of the home; one son, Derrick Lamar (Sheila) Suber, of Shelby, NC; five grandchildren, Aviyana, Lamaria, Ciera, Allen and Ramiya; his mother, Florence Sullivan Suber of Fountain Inn, SC; four sisters, Mildred (David) Watts of Gray Court, SC, Mary (Mike) Fowler of Greenville, SC, Elaine (Walt) Hewens of Fountain Inn, SC, and Nellie Suber of Simpsonville, SC; one brother, Matthew (Althea) Suber, Jr., of Simpsonville, SC.; two goddaughters, Antonia and Olivia Young; two godsons, LaTwon and Tyrie Fowler; a niece, Justice, who was reared as a grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends who he loved dearly.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday July 19, 2019 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Service

    Saturday July 20, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm
    Shady Grove Baptist Church, Pelzer
    140 New Shady Grove Church Rd
    PELZER, SC 29669
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  • Interment

    Saturday July 20, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday July 20, 2019 3:00pm
    Greenville Memorial Gardens
    7784 Augusta Rd
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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Maxie & Alice G. Burton & Family

Posted at 11:37pm
Brown-Suber Families: Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Richard will be forever remembered and forever missed.

The Reid Family

Posted at 08:45pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 10:25am
I offer my condolences to the family and friends. Nothing compares to the loss of a loved one in death. Even Jesus became deeply grieved and gave way to tears at the death of his friend Lazarus. Just as he awakened his friend at that time he has promised a more grand resurrection in the future. John 5:28,29 states, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out... Rejoice in this priceless hope as you reflect on precious memories you made along the way.

Stephen Peele

Posted at 06:22am
Richard was a great guy. We worked together at GE for many years. He was always a kind and gentle man. He will be missed.


Posted at 10:11am
To the family, I have known Mr Suber for many years prior to my husband and I joining Shady Grove. He and his wife we're a customer at the bank where I worked and I would often wait on him. He showed the same laid back reserved Christian attitude then as he did when we join the church some years later. He did orientation for new members of the church he was very professional, thorough as well as spiritual. I will never forget him and the kindness that he show toward my husband and I since I membership there. Take your rest Deacon Suber.

Will an d Erica Bruce

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