Susan McCombs Sebastian

1952 - 2023

Susan McCombs Sebastian, born 12/10/1952, left this earthly world to be in paradise with those who have gone before her. Susan was born to James Allen and Jean McElroy McCombs in Winston Salem NC. Her father passed away and her mother remarried a man named Homer Sebastian. He adopted Susan and her brother James (CB) Sebastian and the two went on to have three more sons. After moving to Deland Florida, Susan graduated from High School at Deland High and then they moved back to Winston Salem. She worked for Zayre Corporation and then Cloverdale Kitchen for 38 years. All while attending College at Salem College where she graduated with a degree in Sociology. Susan found the job of her dreams when she started working for DSS as a social worker and stayed for 25 years. Susan retired in July of 2023 and unfortunately her health declined at that time. Susan passed away on 11/03/2023 and is predeceased by her parents, her grandson, Jacob Crissman; brother, James (CB) Sebastian and her daughter, Carrie Leanne McPherson. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Sebastian Forbes (Tim); granddaughters, Morgan Sebastian, Peyton Delapp and Shaelyn Sebastian; grandsons, Austin and Riley McPherson; brothers, David, Tommy and Johnny Sebastian.
Susan always had a smile for everyone and never met a stranger. She made so many friends over the years who were more like family. She will be greatly missed by many, loved by all, and Happy in a beautiful place prepared for her by Jesus.

A Memorial Service is going to be held Saturday, November 18, 2023 at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4780 Westchester Rd Winston Salem NC 27103 between the hours of 2pm to 4pm to share condolences and 4pm to whenever for those who wish to express memories about Susan. Memorials can be made to Laura Forbes 2500 Miller Park Circle Unit B Winston Salem NC 27103.


6 tributes for Susan McCombs Sebastian

  1. Okeather Connelly

    Susan will be greatly missed and remembered. She was always someone who could bring sunshine into anyone’s rainy day. Her smile and jolly attitude never portrayed a dull moment in her life. She always expressed the true nature of the love of God and His Joy! My condolences goes out to her family. I feel blessed in just knowing and working with her. Farewell my friend, until we meet again!

  2. Dawn Hairston

    Susan was one of the brightest lights that I have ever known. It was such a wonder to be in her presence because she was so genuine and kind and funny. Though I rejoice that she is present with her Lord and Savior, I am saddened that I will never have an opportunity to be in her presence again on this side because it was such a delight. I wish I could hear her say just once moreā€¦this here is Susan Sebastian. Anyone who knew her knows how funny it was when she said that. I thank God for allowing me to experience this beautiful woman.

    With Love and Fond Regards

    Dawn H

  3. Lydia Boyd

    Susan was a joy to work with at DSS. She had the greatest laugh which would make everybody else laugh . She had a great sense of humor. She loved her job as a social worker and I enjoyed working with her in our unit. She had such a high energy at Cloverdale Kitchen. Sometimes my husband and I would go there just to laugh and talk with her . She certainly will be missed. Rest in peace Susan.

  4. Brenda Evans

    Susan will definitely be missed. She was unique, kind, and found the strength to enjoy life despite the hardships she encountered. May she rest in peace.

  5. Aldrenia T Gaither

    Susan was full of laughter and a down right good person. Susan and I worked together for a few years and I must say we never had a cross word. Susan was one of a kind and I enjoyed being in her company. She missed. Family, you are in my prayers but know that she is resting in peace!

  6. Angie B

    Susan was a lot of fun to work around. Her laughter would brighten a dark room. She always took the time to speak to everyone she came in contact with. Her loving spirit will definitely be missed.


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