Suzette "Suzy" Eileen Bates Ginther



Sumter, SC... Suzette "Suzy" Eileen Bates Ginther, age 27, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Born in Cherry Point, NC, she was the daughter of John Andrew Bates and Eileen Andrews Bates. Her family and friends will remember her as a wonderful mom and daughter who was always smiling and very friendly to everyone she met. Suzy was a loyal employee of PetSmart and she loved all animals. She will be remembered as a very loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving in addition to her parents: are a son, James Lee Ginther IV and a daughter, Emily Autumn Ginther, both of Sumter; a companion, William Parker of Sumter; two brothers, John A. Bates Jr. and his wife Christine of Springhill, Fl. and Brandan N. Bates of Brooksville, Fl.; one sister, Rebecca R. Cicione and her husband Steve of Springhill, Fl. and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.