Bettie Sue Huddleston Suddith

Bettie Sue Huddleston Suddith, born Oct. 7, 1932, passed on Feb. 7, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital’s ICU Unit. She was a resident of LynnWood Senior Care, LLC in Laurel.

Services will be Sunday at Memory Chapel in Laurel. Visitation will begin at noon followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will be at McFarland Cemetery in Jasper County. Rev. Walton “Eddie” Edwards will officiate.

Bettie, known as “MiMi” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, celebrated her 85th birthday on Oct. 7, 2017. She fought battles with health issues, including an open-heart surgery, multiple strokes, kidney problems and infection, ending in her recent visit to the hospital. Her life was one of living as a person who cared greatly for her friends and family. She was loved and admired by everyone who ever ate a meal at her house, and was known by them for “cooking enough for an army” on holiday visits. She was a member of the Pachuta United Methodist Church and also attended services at the Lake Eddins Church. She loved the folks at Lake Eddins, especially her walking buddies and church folks. She was a loving mother and wife.

Bettie retired from Sears as supervisor of the service group in Laurel. She also worked at JCPenney, National Foods and was a rivet hole punch technician at Hudson Aircraft Manufacturing in the Wind Division. She lived in Sandersville, Detroit and Taylor, Mich., St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla. and at Lake Eddins in Jasper County.  After 20 years at the lake, she moved into the LynnWood Senior Care home in Laurel and was there for more than a year.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Inman Suddith Jr.; her parents John Barkley and Betty Ann Huddleston; and her sister Fannie Lou Neil.

Survivors include son Gary Alan Suddith (Donna) of Lumberton; two granddaughters, Heather Lyn Houston (Brian) and April Kathleen Lollar (Neil); four great-grandchildren, Jared Brian Houston (Lowery), Hannah Ariel Houston, Nathan Glen Houston and Vaught Alan Lollar; brother Gayle Wayne Huddleston (Jane) of Brandon; sister Norma Elain Crisman (Richard) of Clarksdale; brother-in-law John Thomas Suddith of Sandersville; sister-in-law Ann Frances Hickson of Sandersville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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