Sue Myrtle Christenbury Aivaz
Mrs. Aivaz, age 75, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010 at her home of complications from diabetes. Born September 20, 1934 in Concord, NC, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Earl Christenbury and Mary Virginia Harkey Christenbury. Mrs. Aivaz was a graduate of Queen's College and Presbyterian School of Nursing and served in the U.S. Air Force. She was a member of Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Aivaz enjoyed spending time with her family and church and working in her garden. The family will receive friends 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Monday, March 29, 2010 at Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at Robinson Presbyterian Church Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at 12:30 PM at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the memorial service.
Survivors include four children, Susan Schindler and husband, Jim, of Stafford, VA, Faun Elzein of Charlotte, Mark Aivaz and wife, Candy, of Kershaw, SC and David Aivaz of Poughkeepsie, NY; a brother, Chris Christenbury; a sister, Cookie Jacumin and husband, Johnnie; four grandchildren, Jessica, Joseph, Heather and Ashley; four great grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Mason and Emily; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank her pastor, Reverend John Cleghorn, her church family, her primary care physician, Dr. Benjamin Kirk, the staff of Huntersville Oaks, her caretakers at Carolinas Medical Center during the numerous stays and Beth, Annie, Misty, Heidi and others from Hospice and Palliative Care who made her last days comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church Loaves and Fishes Fund, 1609 East Fifth Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to a charity associated with diabetes or heart disease research.
Arrangements by Wilson & Funeral Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 (704-568-2106).
Condolences may be offered at www.wilsonfuneralservices.com.