Nina Ruth Black Suddath, 82, passed away April 3, 2019 in Amelia Island, Florida. Born on June 18, 1936 in Sumter County Alabama, to Ulay Jay Black and Ruth Kellett Black, she was the fourth of eventually six siblings. On September 1st, 1960, she married Lovick Pierce Suddath III, whose career took them too many places up and down the eastern coast of the U.S. and in the Caribbean, all while raising four children three sons, John, Pierce and Guy, and one daughter, Susannah.
Nina enjoyed many things, especially cooking and fellowshipping with family and friends. She also volunteered and supported many causes in the communities in which she lived, especially her local churches where she served in many capacities, including being a deacon.
Not only were Nina and Lovick husband and wife, but they are were best friends, international traveling companions, and were celebrating 59 years of marriage together this year.
Nina was known for her quick wit, infectious smile, and kind and compassionate spirit.
Nina is survived by her husband, Lovick, her two children, son John and wife Kendra, daughter Susannah and husband Dan, Daughter In Law Mimi Suddath, Brother Charles Allan Black and wife Louise, and grandchildren John Suddath, Jackson Sisson, Zachary Sisson, Mary Grace Suddath, Georgia Suddath; great granddaughter Mariana Jo Kaylor-Suddath and many precious nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 1pm in the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel, Amelia Island Florida. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Athens Y Camp – Pierce Suddath Scholarship Fund, 1000 Y Camp Road, Lakemont, GA 30552 or the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Local arrangements entrusted to Naugle Schnauss Funeral Home and Cremation services, 808 Margaret Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204, 904-683-9288.