In Memory

Susie Mathews

Mary Sue (Susie) Mathews, 62, of Texarkana, TX, died Monday, January 14, 2013, in a local hospital. She was born January 9, 1951, in Abilene, TX. She was an artist and a member of St. James Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Jean Mathews; her mother, Mildred Howard; and a brother, James Thomas Mathews.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Willard Delk and her husband, John Delk; four grandchildren, Erika Delk, Mathew Delk, Franklin Delk, and Ian Patrick Delk; one brother, Billy Frank Mathews; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Dowling, Barbara Caffrey, and Elizabeth Hall; and a number of beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 18, 2013, at St. James Episcopal Church with the Reverend David Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Randy Sams Outreach, 402 Oak St., Texarkana, TX 75501, or the Jeff Tarpley Rescue, P.O. Box 282, Nash, TX 75569-0282.



 
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02/19/13 03:29 PM #1    

Betty Hay (Sims)

Mary Sue or Susie (as she preferred) was a funny lady.   I had the privilege to reconnect with her via facebook and then on the class website.   She was passionate about her family, her art, her faith, and her politics. 

Susie and I were classmates from Bowie all the way through Cooper.  We walked home together while we were in Junior High.   Her mom's sister was the wife of my dad's cousin.  It was a distant  in-law relative kind of connection, but it allowed us to explore interesting topics on those walks. 

I'm going to miss her.

 


02/21/13 05:54 PM #2    

Kenny Stephens

Mary Sue was a real talent and a true friend to everyone close to her.Dry sense of humor but had to be with brother Tommy and her Dad(Coach of Colt league Texans).   Mary Sue was the artist for our Junior telephone directory-"YEAR OF THE COUGAR".   With all the sports and activities on the cover it was a Great foreshadowing of the fun to come in our Junior and senior years--helped set the "Cougar Traditions".  Kenny Stephens


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