Susan Barnes Drew

In Memoriam

Susan Barnes Drew

September 28, 1945 – July 3, 2018

COLUMBIA – Susan Barnes Drew passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Columbia, S.C. Born September 28, 1945, she was the only daughter of the late Rudolph C. and Ella Barnes. Born in Alameda, California and raised in Columbia, Susan graduated from AC Flora High School (’63) and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Coker University (’67). After a brief career as a social worker in Charleston, she married and returned to Columbia to raise a family. She had two devoted daughters, Jacqueline & Jenny Crouse. She later met and married the love of her life, Mike Drew, in 1979. She was an exceptionally generous and thoughtful soul; always going out of her way to make others feel special with a kind word or sweet gesture. She loved all animals; Spanish guitar & folk music; family vacations; and doting on her family and friends. She was an extraordinary wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, sister-in-law, and friend. She will be enormously missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Mike Drew; her two daughters, Jacqueline Crouse of Suwanee, GA and Jenny Crouse of Columbia SC; and her brother, Rudy Barnes, Jr. (Jeanette) of Little Mountain SC. Visitation will be Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel and a Celebration of Life service will be Saturday July 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Gerald Jones presiding. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Susan’s memory to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( Memories may be shared at

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