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Ella Sue Gordon Trotman

December 19, 1939 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 80)

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Ella Sue Gordon Trotman 80, of Clarkesville, GA went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2020.  

Sue was born December 19, 1939 in Rabun County, Georgia, to the late James and Dessie Thomas Gordon.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Rev. William A. Trotman, Jr. (W.A); four brothers: Frank, Lee, Joe and infant Jackie; and six sisters: Lou Ellen, Annie, Hazel, Estella, Viola, and Mary. Sue was a member of Clarkesville United Methodist Church.  She worked faithfully with the Mission Team, Jetsetters, Soup Kitchen and Community Thrift Store.  Sue will always be fondly remembered as a Diamond in the gospel trio “Two Diamonds and a Rock”.  Performing with Debbie Alley and Emerson Murphy, her church family was blessed on many occasions as she picked her guitar and sang many southern comfort gospel songs – with the occasional Five Pounds of Possum and other fun songs.

After her retirement from the Habersham County School’s nutrition program, Sue’s passion and love for her family took priority.  She became “Granny Sue” to her grandchildren and would usually have, at least, 6 or 8 of them in tow as moms and dads worked.  She created many precious memories for them that will last a lifetime.  Her great-grandchildren received a taste of that love as well.

Sue is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Ronny and Donna Trotman, Scott and Sthar Trotman, Lee and Deborah Trotman; daughter, Laverne Hopkins; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Mike Bramblett.  In addition, Sue is survived by brothers: John Gordon, Bill Gordon, Bob Gordon; and sister, Jean Christy.  Surviving grandchildren are Josh Trotman, Trista Trotman Crumley, Stockton Trotman, Justin Trotman, Jeremy Trotman, Seth Trotman, Eric Trotman, Adam Trotman, Kelli Brown, Mikel Bramblett, and Amanda Watts; as well as 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will have a graveside celebration on Saturday, May 16th at Rocky Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Tiger, Georgia.

Memorials may be made to the Clarkesville Community Thrift Store.

An online guest registry is available at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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Services

Graveside Celebration of Life Service
Saturday
May 16, 2020

Rocky Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
6900 Bridge Creek Road
Tiger, GA 30576

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