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Mona Sutherland

April 21, 1932 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Mona Sutherland Obituary

It is with a profound sense of love and respect that we mark the passing of Mona Sutherland, a beacon of gentleness and unwavering support to all who knew her. Mona was called to her eternal rest on February 1, 2024, after a life rich with love and devotion.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 8, 2024 in the chapel of McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor John Burnett officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home 3874 Gentian Blvd, Columbus, GA 31907. Interment will be announced at a later time.

Mona was born on April 21, 1932, in the vibrant city of Sendai, Japan, to the late Kasakich Suzuki and Matuchio Kahriyama. Her life was characterized by her deep commitment to her family and her faith. As a young woman, she pursued some college education, which laid a foundation for the wisdom and understanding she would carry throughout her life. Her role as a homemaker was a testament to her loving nature, and she embraced the responsibilities of being a devoted Army wife with unparalleled dedication. Her late husband, SSG Harvey Sutherland Jr., alongside their children and grandchildren, were the cherished focus of her nurturing love.

Throughout her life, Mona was a pillar of strength and comfort to her family and friends. Her gentle spirit was a source of solace, and her selfless acts of kindness left an indelible mark on the hearts of those around her. Her involvement in bible study reflected her enduring faith and her desire to live a life guided by love and compassion.

Mona's interests were simple yet profound. She found joy in the daily acts of caring for her family and in the quiet moments spent in reflection and prayer. Her approach to life was a living example of her loving, gentle, and selfless nature, which endeared her to all who had the privilege of crossing her path.

Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harvey Sutherland, Jr., son-in-law, Fred Bonner and granddaughter, Kelly A. Butler

She is survived by her children, Helen S. Powell (Milton) of Cataula, GA, Frances Bonner of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Bryan Hatcher (Kimberly) of Logansport, IN, Michael Harmon of Columbus, GA, Rachael Bonner of Columbus, GA, Christopher Watson of Columbus, GA, Haley K. Powell of Daniel Island, SC, John M. Powell (Crystal) of Columbus, GA, great-grandchildren, Kendall Hatcher, Landen Hatcher, Sophia Harmon, Adam Alford, Kohen Alford, Hudson Alford, Jackson Wells, Jordan Wells, Rhett Butler, Annah Preston, great-great-grandchildren, Grayson Schafer, Reese Kelly Castelow and Waverleigh Butler

As we bid farewell to Mona Sutherland, we celebrate a life lived with purpose and grace. Her legacy is one of unconditional love and the quiet strength that comes from a life devoted to the service of others. Mona's memory will continue to inspire and guide us, and she will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who were touched by her remarkable spirit.

We would like to acknowledge and thank her medical providers, Mahesh Patel MD at Columbus Cardiology, James Johnson MD Columbus Clinic, Tamorie Smith MD and staff, Dr. Michael Metry and his staff at St Francis hospital and the staff at Davita Dialysis.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

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February 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory
3874 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, GA

Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM
McMullen Funeral Home Chapel
3874 Gentian Blvd.
Columbus, GA

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