Julia Rebecca Suess was born October 17, 1946 in Abilene, Texas the daughter of Raymond Seaborn and Juanita Willie (Ballard) Suess. She passed from this life on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Granbury, Texas at the age of 70 years.
Julia graduated from Daniel Webster High School in 1964. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, Texas and her Masters in Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Julia taught elementary education for 43 years.
Julia was raised Assembly of God and was a former member of Carbondale Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening, art, traveling with her family and being involved in church work.
Her survivors include her mother, Juanita Suess of Granbury, TX; sisters, Esther Stanley and husband, Rev. Don L. of Granbury, TX and Priscilla Lavoie and husband, Dr. John of Charleston, SC; nieces, Amy Vinciguerra and husband, Matthew of Jersey City, NJ and Tami Squires and husband, James of Granbury, TX; nephew, Michael Lavoie of Washington, DC; and great nieces, Alexandra, Jillian and Laney. She was preceded in death by her father and a niece, Ashley Stanley.
A funeral services is scheduled for 10am, Friday, July 28, 2017 in the Heath-Griffith Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jack Manley will be officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available by visiting www.heathgriffithfuneralhome.com.
What an amazing woman! She will be missed. With our love and sympathies. Rick Sawyer and family
The Sawyer FamilyTyler, TX
I have sweet memories of Becky during the years we taught together in Sand Springs. She had a beautiful heart for God.
Bettye Smith, OK
I taught with Julia for several years in Jacksonville. It was an honor to work with her. She was so kind and patient with everyone, and always had a smile for you. I am saddened by her passing. Her family will be in my prayers as they go through this time of sorrow. May she rest in peace.
Therese BurgamyPoynor, TX
Esther,I'm so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. It was a priveledge to work with Becky at Pratt Elem. Her loving, Christian heart was so needed by her students, and appreciated by many of us. My prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie PopeTulsa, OK
I am so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of the friendship I had with Rebecca. She was even one of my bridesmaids. I have often thought of your family over the years but did not know where you had relocated to from Tulsa. I am praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. Hugs to all of you.
Donna Wilkerson JordanMissouri City, TX
I have many sweet memories of Rebecca and times together with the Suess
family when I was growing up in Carbondale. Love and prayers to all of you. Judy
Judy Burdick DavisTulsa, OK
Dearest sister Suess, Esther and Priscilla and families,
Rebecca was a precious lady. She was a great example to me growing up. She Lived a Holy life and she loved the Lord. ,any God comfort you all and the Holy Spirit lift you. You remain in my thoughts and prayers
Helen Stubblefield Trowbridge
Helen Stubblefield TrowbridgeTucson,, AZ
Prayers to all the family. Rebecca was such a sweet lady. She's enjoying her Heavenly reward with her loved ones. Prayers from Maybelle Gallup & me.
Evelyn Gallup RichmondTulsa, OK
Becky was a wonderful teacher and friend. We will all miss her beautiful smiling face.
Dianne Knieriemsand springs, OK
I remember Rebecca fondly from the Carbondale Assembly days. I am so sorry for your loss.
Daphne LooperKaty, TX