George A Sutherland, IV

05/04/2004 - 02/24/2012

Obituary for George A Sutherland, IV

George Alexandra Sutherland, IV was born May 4, 2004 to Crystal A. Moody and George A. Sutherland, III at Crawford-Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Because of His infectious smile, outpouring of unconditional love and a sense of humor beyond years, George blessed all who met him. He was a living example of the saying “to know him is to love him.” George attended Saint Phillip A.M.E. and Newbirth Missionary Baptist Churches. He was baptized at St. Phillip A.M.E. Church on September 25, 2005. He loved school. Maybe because it gave him so many opportunities to interact with people, everyday of the week. He attended Church Street and Northcutt Elementary Schools in 2009 as part of a morning and afternoon pre-kindergarten program and Martin Luther King Elementary in 2010 and 2011. On July 25, 2011, George was diagnosed with leukemia. He enrolled in the Clayton County Homebound program until he was again well enough to return to MLK. George had a presence that filled any room he entered. In 2006, he was named American Baby Contest Semi-Finalist, Starburst USA 1st Place Winner, New Star Discovery National Magazine Award Winner, and New Star Discovery Most Beautiful Baby Contest Overall Winner. His unshaken courage in his battle against leukemia moved the Drew High School Titans football team to name George their team representative. He was asked to join the team in the locker room before the game and down on the field at half time during their game at the Georgia Dome against Sandy Creek. That was the highlight of his year. George leaves a world of family, friends and loved ones to cherish his memory to include: his mother and best friend, Crystal A. Moody; his father, George A. Sutherland, III; maternal grandparents, Horace W. Moody, Jr. (Poppi) and Rhonda F. Moody (Me’ma); aunt, Helena L. Moody; paternal grandparents, George A. Sutherland, Jr. (Bubba) and Shirley Sutherland (Nana); aunt, Jill Sutherland (T-Jill), great aunts, Gayle Davis, Sarah Moody-Thomas, Carolyn Y. Moody, Esther Moody-Collins, and Michelle Goree; great-uncles, Samuel Davis, Terrence Wilcox, James Moody, Charles Moody and William Moody; a host of cousins; extended family members, aunt, Michelle Arbet and uncles, Darnell Arbet, Peniel Dany and William Lee (Alisha Lee); godparents, Toayia Jones, Terrence Wittington, Natasha Glenn, Huwida Fahima, Stephanie Ball, Christine Carter, Kimberly Hodges, Roxanne Anderson and Dr. Joseph Saba. George’s uncle, William F. Moody, great-grandfathers, Horace W. Moody, Sr. and Carol R. Wilcox, Sr. and great-grandmother, Carolyn H. Moody wait to greet him.

Celebration of Life for Master George A. Sutherland, IV, of Stone Mountain, will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Saint Philip A.M.E. Church. Interment will follow at Hillandale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 227 East Lake Dr. (at Memorial Dr.) 404.373-3191. www.grissom-clarkfh.com

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Dear Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I know that this is late, and I didn't know George personally, but I felt drawn to sign his guestbook. May you find comfort in knowing "there is going to be a resurrection". (Acts 24:15) We will be able to see George and our other loved ones again on this earth. (Psalm 37:11, 29) And not only that, Isaiah 25:8 says “God will swallow up death forever”! In Gods new Kingdom, we will never have to mourn the loss of our loved ones again. (Rev. 21:4) I hope this brings you peace.

- P. Henderson

I really do express my deepest condolences to you as parents. It is not easy to love a child in death. But just knowing that God's cares for you and ask that we come to him in prayer. It will bring you comfort.

- gd

My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your entire family during this difficult time. I pray that the peace and grace of God be with you all. Sincerely, Miss A. Mabry

- Angela Mabry

Ms. Moody, I give you my deepest condolences. I absolutely loved George! You are so lucky to give birth to such a wonderful son with a spirit of pure love. I pray that God gives you peace. I pray that you know, in these most difficult times, that God walks with you. Yours sincerely, Talah Halaby DES/ C. Drew H.S. 02/29/2012

- Talah Halaby

George, my deepest condolences for the loss of your son. I pray for the entire family that you all find peace in knowing he is with his Father. Love Dawn

- Dawn Murrain

My deepest condolences.

- sarah Juarez

God bless you with Strength to make it through this difficult time. My family and I are just a call away Psalms 100 Be Blessed

- Philip Simmons Sr

I love you Georgie. You always brightened up my day with your beautiful smile. You made everyone around you happy, because you were always so happy. I love you George.

- Uche Ofor

Crystal, I express my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. May the peace of God continue to be upon you all. George was such a beautiful and smart young man. My life has been blessed beyond measure because I had the chance to meet you and George. Let me know if I can assist you with anything. Take care, Windy Wyche Financial Counselor/ Aflac

- Windy Wyche

I send my deepest condolences to all the family. May you gain comfort and strength by remembering that God cares ( 1 Peter 5:7) God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during distresses ( Psalm 46:1) I know this will comfort you during this time of sorrow.

- C.M.