Susan (Wilson) Farrington

February 22, 1928 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 92)


Susan Wilson Farrington, 92, of Sanford passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Mrs. Farrington was born in Memphis, TX to the late Bert Wilson and Daisy Pierce Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer D'Ashby Farrington, and her son, Palmer D'Ashby Farrington II.

She had a long and interesting life, which included working in live radio in Texas, singing opera in New York City, being a mother and the wife of a politician, as well as going back and earning a Master's Degree in Education later in life, ultimately becoming a public school administrator. Susan had a love of language, art, and music, which she imparted to her three children.

Her "Second Act" was no less impressive; after moving from New York to Sanford in 1986 with her husband, Palmer, she taught elementary school and ultimately became a well-known reporter for the Sanford Herald, interviewing residents of Lee County about their work, their passions, and their personal lives.

Through the Herald, Susan got to know interesting people all over town, and was well-loved by many. She enjoyed the theatre and the ballet, museums, and art exhibits, and was an avid reader who followed politics closely until her last weeks. 

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Wilson Farrington, and Melissa Anne Farrington, as well as a niece, SteveAnn Stockstill.

Condolences may be sent to: 
Elizabeth and Melissa Farrington
c/o 8044 Canterbury Circle
Carolina Trace
Sanford, NC 27332

Memorial Services are on hold due to the current concerns with Coronavirus and will be announced at a later date." 

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