Sue Anne Jackson Sloan died peacefully at her South Wellfleet home on Oct. 22, 2023. She was 86.
Sue was born on Sept. 26, 1937 in Washington, D.C. to Clarence Evert Jackson and Anne Grace (Scott) Jackson.
From childhood to her time at Elmira College and while working at the Newark Museum of Art and later as a teacher for many years in the South Brunswick, N.J. school system, Sue accumulated a legion of friends who knew her for her warm smile, welcoming hugs, creativity, and thoughtful communication.
Sue loved the family she and her husband, the Rev. Ronald John Sloan, created together, and in her role as a minister’s wife for nearly 57 years she and Ron served congregations in Hyattsville, Md., Ontario Center, N.Y., Dayton, N.J., Huntington, N.Y., New City, N.Y., and, most recently, at the First Parish United Church of Christ in Truro.
Ron and Sue first discovered the distinct beauty of Cape Cod in June 1960 on their honeymoon. They shared their love and respect for the Lower Cape with their family during annual summer vacations until relocating permanently to South Wellfleet in 2001.
Sue took joy in the simple delights of their life here: pies made from hand-picked blueberries, hummingbirds who visited her feeder, sunsets at the bay. After Ron’s death in June 2017, Sue had a support network of local friends for whom her family is particularly thankful.
Sue is survived by her siblings, William Evert Jackson of Charles Town, W. Va. and Jane Jackson Bruss of Gettysburg, Pa. and their families; by her three sons: John Harrison Sloan III and wife Janice Marie Powers of Westfield, Ind.; Scott Jackson Sloan and wife Clayton Price Maxwell of Austin, Texas; and Andrew MacKinnon Sloan and wife Taylor Brown of Orleans and Dania Beach, Fla.; and by grandchildren John Harrison Sloan IV, Sloan Marshall, Mark Thomas Sloan, Carlisle Maxwell Sloan, and Harry Maxwell Sloan.
Sue was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Ron.
The family will celebrate Sue’s life at a date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of the Truro Meeting House or to the Wellfleet Conservation Trust.