Sue Burch Scurria passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Bedford, Texas with her loving family by her side. She was 94 years old. Sue was born in Magee, Mississippi on July 22, 1925. She was the sixth child of ten born to Phinias Burl Burch and Belle Padgett Burch.
Her love for fashion and arts followed her throughout her life. Her extensive retail experience made front page headlines in 1948 at the local Ellis Store in Tallulah, Louisiana where she served as Assistant Manager. Sue won 10th place in a nationwide contest for best window display sponsored by Chain Store Age, a highly prestigious monthly magazine. She was later employed at Westinghouse and Biebec’s in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She later owned and operated Suzanne’s in Vicksburg, catering to ladies and misses.
In 1953, Sue earned her degree from Draughon’s Business College in Jackson, Mississippi. After marrying the love of her life in 1957, Joseph, S. Scurria, she was blessed with three children and became a doting stay at home mother happily involved in all of their activities. Sue was the most selfless person one would ever meet. Her family, faith and friends were her focuses in life. One would always find Mama Sue in the kitchen cooking for her family. When her children had friends over, she would make sure they left with a full stomach (or at least a glass of her famous sweet tea). She later continued in a career at Southern National Bank and S & B Drug Store.
Sue is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her three children whom she loved and adored: Maria Scurria O’Dowd and husband Tim of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Gigi Scurria Ball and husband Ken of Colleyville, Texas, Larry Scurria and wife Jamie of Dallas, Texas; her eight wonderful grandchildren, Molly, John Patrick, Maggie, and Thomas O’Dowd and Zoe, Macey, Zachary, and Truman Scurria.
Visitation will be held at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah, Louisiana on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. followed by a rosary at 6:00 P.M. The funeral services will be celebrated at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Tallulah, Louisiana by Father Ryan Humphries on Tuesday, Januray 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah, Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be Larry Scurria, Tim O’Dowd, John Patrick O’Dowd, Thomas O’Dowd, Craig Cox and Tom Slawson. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Ball and Gene Cox.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward Catholic Church in Tallulah, Louisiana.
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