Lawmaker's wife dies after Alzeimher's battle

Susie Rushing Plakon, the wife of state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, died Monday after battling Alzheimer’s disease, the lawmaker said in Facebook post.

“Susie Rushing Plakon, my beloved wife of 33 years, has just stepped into eternity while in my arms and surrounded by her loving family,” Scott Plakon wrote in the post. “She will now be forever with Jesus, the One she loved even more than me or life itself.”

A service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Church in the Son, 4484 North John Young Parkway in Orlando. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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