Susan "Mimi" Chapin

Thursday, November 1, 1962 - Friday, April 16, 2021

A Fun and Beautiful Lady

Photo of Susan "Mimi" Chapin  - 1962-2021

Waynesville- We rejoice today for the precious life of our beloved Susan Chapin who for 58 blessed years brought joy and happiness into the hearts of her family and friends. Susan passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 16, 2021 and our hearts are filled with gladness as she is in Paradise today.

Susan was born November 1, 1962 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and had moved to Jupiter, Florida with her family as a young girl, until she decided to ‘up and run away' to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina to make her home in Waynesville, starting a new adventure for her life. To know Susan was to love her, and for more than 40 dedicated years as a CNA she cared for those who needed her, and with her beautiful smile, she brightened everyone’s day bringing great joy to the people around her.  She was also in the past few years employed as a pharmacy technician continuing on with her devotion to caring for others. Susan had a special way of always making family and friends feel welcome to her home and everyone who visited left with a smile and a feeling of being 'as full as a tick' from Susan’s delicious homemade food.  She spent many hours working in her vegetable garden during the summer season and she also delighted in taking a moment of quiet time to read a favorite book and sipping her tea. A happy memory that will forever be cherished by Susan’s family is watching her pick up a hula hoop and hearing the squeals of delight from her grandchildren and family as she swung her hips in rhythm for what seemed like forever! Mimi, as she was affectionately called by her children and also by those who considered her as their own mother, will miss her deeply. As we say goodbye to our precious Susan let us remember her as she would want to be remembered- giving us advice, telling us a funny joke, continuously giving of herself and making life happier for everyone around her. Susan's life has indeed been a treasure to others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Fairchild Chapin and Catherine Margaret Morley Chapin; and a brother, Mark Chapin.

Left to carry her memory in their hearts are her daughter, Cassie Cagle Beaulieu and Todd of Canton; a son, Woody Cagle and Susan Rose of Waynesville; granddaughters, Eliza Cagle of Canton, Kooper Cagle of Waynesville, and Graci Beaulieu of Leicester; grandsons, Grayson Reece of Canton, and Sam Beaulieu of Leicester; a sister, Linda Ranger and Chris of Jupiter, Florida; a brother, Jeff Chapin and Liz of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; a lifelong best friend, Wayne Cagle of Sylva; numerous nieces and nephews, and lots of dear friends. 

To honor Susan’s request no formal funeral services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation at 256 Industrial Park Dr. Ste. B, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Chapin family.

Condolences from family and friends

Susan was a light in an otherwise dark world and I will miss her. I feel grateful to have known such an angelic person on this earth, and knowing that we are eternal, I know I’ll see her again. Thank you for sharing this with me. “ Why think separately from this life to the next, when one is born from the last” Runi
Janai Jaeger
Susan was s great friend and neighbor. Always upbeat and caring for everyone else. Tracy and I will miss her smiles and true friendship.
Jim Tate
Susie always had a beautiful.smile and. A kind word. She will be missed. My prayers and love goes out to cassie and woody. R.I.P MY FRIEND.
Katie Barker
Sue was such a kind person. We had taken our cna classes back in the 80s together and I probably wouldn't have passed without her help. When ever I would see her when I moved back she always had a big smile and ask about my girls. I will always love you. Jack
Jackie Cagle
Sue was a great lady and special friend. I enjoyed our time together with our children at the Waynesville pool. Sweet memories. I will lift Cassie, Woody and the family up in my prayers. Will never forget her smile and sweet laugh.
Patricia Frisbee Meyer
Susie was a wonderful person that brought joy every time I saw her come in the store she was definitely different and really cool she seems to leave a special mark on those that come across her path in life. I always look forward to busting her chops and having a good laugh with her, she was just that kind of person I will really really miss her, because in some of her own way she made me think of my mother which was special to me, she will greatly be missed, now maybe she will go and have a laugh with my mother up in paradise :-) God bless her and her loved ones..
James Kachelmeier
My deepest sympathy to Susie's family. I had the honor if working with Susie at the hospital. She wad one of the best CNAs that I gave ever been associated with. She was so tender and gentle with her patients. On several occasions, she would happily come back to the ICU and help me bathe an elderly lady who was reluctant to have a male do it. I loved working alongside her and we have lost an angel. Fly high my friend and rest in peace.
Chris Martorella, RN
She was an awesome lady I knew her before her children were born She always made me feel welcome in her home Anytime we saw each other we had a little chat She was amazing caring sharing and loving lady But now she is in Heaven No more suffering No more pain I will continue to pray for her family and friends She will be missed
Clara Warren
Susan and her brother were childhood friends. I remember her as a sweet, fun and loving person. Always a smile and great fun! Reading these words it seems she never changed. Condolences to her family.
Nancy Ceo
I am sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She helped my husband through his brain cancer and was a blessing to so many over the years. A true kind person <3
Shelly J Coker
So sorry for the loss of Susan,she was a sweet woman that loved her family very much! Cassie,Woody and Wayne I hope u find the comfort and peace u need right now all of u feel like family to me and if u need Anything I'm a phone call away, love u guys may God be with u!
Cathy Welch
Susan and I meet as grade mothers many years ago... she was a joy to be around... she always had a smile on her face and her laugh was infectious... she was a beautiful kind soul who was loved by so many young and old.. she loved her family and did a great job in taking care of them all.. Rest In Peace my friend.. Forever in our Hearts❤️
Barbara Childers
I have known you ansmd Cassie for as long as I remember even after my strokes. You have always asked about my kids and vice versa. I always went out of the meat ddpt whenever I saw you. You have a great smile and heart. I will miss you. Please watch over Cassie and the family. I love you
Brian Morin
At HRMC Susie was greatly respected for her compassion, empathy, skills and dedication to patient care. I loved her humor, and bright and giving personality. She made a huge difference is so many lives, and with her passing the sorrow is being felt exponentially. Susan was taken away too soon, so it seems heaven needed their angel back. To the family: May your grief be bearable. May you find solace in knowing she will always be watching over you. Mimi doing the hula hoop for her grand-babies. Now there's a precious image. Hope you are quickly learning how to use your big white wings.
Julia Visosky-Connor
Wayne, Cassie and Woody: We are so sorry for your loss of Sue. She was a beautiful person inside and out. We will miss her very much, and we loved her dearly. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny and Peggy
Kenny and Peggy Evans
I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a wonderful person- always with a big smile on her face and kind words to say. She was such a caring person. I will miss running into her around town. My prayers for her family.
Mary Haynes
Prayers for you all Cassie. So sorry for your loss but Heaven has another beautiful Angel. Hugs and prayers for you, Eliza, and Grayson.
Phyllis Austin
Dear Wayne, Woody, Cassie & family, Sue was a truly wonderful woman who made everyone feel welcome. May God Keep and Bless her soul through Eternity
Patrick and Patricia Donovan