Sue Beasley • February 17, 2020

Sue Joyce Beasley, 83, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born April 17,1936 in Union, Mississippi to Lola and Thomas Harris.

After living in multiple places with her husband and daughters, Sue’s family moved to Pensacola in 1964 where she resided until her death, with the exception of a short time in New Orleans. Sue worked in banking until she started a career with the Escambia County School District as a Teacher Aid. She served in that capacity at several schools before becoming School Secretary at Hallmark Elementary. She retired in July, 1998 as Administrative Secretary to the Director of Secondary Education. After retirement she periodically worked in a temporary capacity at the University of West Florida.

Sue was a faithful member of Brownsville Baptist Church where she served until she was no longer able. She enjoyed singing in the choir and participating in all activities, being glad to help when asked. She loved her Lord and loved people, and truly had a caring and compassionate heart. She loved her family so much and was so proud of each and every one. She had 3 daughters and sons-in-law, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren plus 2 on the way. Her greatest desire was for her family to come to know the Lord Jesus as Savior.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Lola and Thomas Harris; brother, Duane Harris; and former husband Ray Beasley. She is survived by her sisters, Sandra (Elton) Wall, and Judy (Richard) Irons; daughters Dianne (Scott) Stillman, Denise (Michael) Moran, and Vicki (Keith) Swilley; grandchildren Candice (Michael) Cutler, Derek (Bree) Stillman, Whitney (Joe) Harig, Kylie (Ryan) Hultgren, Jenna (David) Lyle, and Logan (Taylor) Swilley; great grandchildren Emmaline, Leland and Eliza Cutler, Fisher, Gentry and Nora Stillman, Conner Harig, Finn and Brooks Hultgren, Sydney, Dallas and Jackson Lyle, and Lane Swilley; and many extended family members.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to those who were so helpful in her care. To Marge Peacock, who helped provide care in the home, and to Summer Visa Assisted Living Memory Care, where she was affectionately known as Sue Sue. We are forever grateful.

Visitation for family begins at 5:00 PM Thursday, Feb 20,2020, followed by time for friends from 5:30-7:00
Celebration of Life service will be at 1:00PM Friday, Feb 21, 2020, with a brief graveside service to follow, Rev. John Pavlus officiating
Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Rd

  1. Teresa Cleveland Bryant says:

    Oh, Dianne, Denise and Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your mother and know she will be greatly missed. She is present with our Lord and singing His praises! She will be happy to be with the rest of her family that preceded her! Love, Teresa and family

  2. Steve and Jessica. says:

    We loved Sue.She will always hold a special place in our hearts.Prayers for your precious family.We’ll all have a great reunion in heaven!

  3. Martha & Jimmy Johnson says:

    Sorry to hear about Sue’s “Home Going” but know she is in Heaven with Jesus, her Lord and Savior. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a sweet lady. May God wrap His Big Strong Arms around your family in the days ahead and give you comfort and peace.
    Martha & Jimmy Johnson, church friends.

  4. carol viele says:

    Denise Diane and Vicki, so sorry about the loss of your Mom. Thinking of all of you. Carol Viele

  5. Elizabeth Barker says:

    Sue and I worked together in the Office of the Elementary and Secondary Education. She was a precious lady and it was a joy to work with her. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a friend to all. She loved her family and loved sharing the many happy events of her grandchildren. I lost touch with her but never forgot her. Many times remembrance of her and times we shared would come to mind.. Sue was a joy and shining light of the love of Jesus! Praise God that she is now with Him in Heaven! Love and prayers to her family!

  6. Fred Allen Barfoot says:

    Sue, her sister, brother and parents were close friends in our growing-up days in Union, Mississippi, and their faithfulness to worshipping at First Baptist Church was an every week given. Sue had a great sense of family and her bright outlook on life enriched all of us. May her family know that her lifetime friends join them in this great loss.

  7. Priscilla Guy says:

    Dear Family of Ms. Sue, I know that my Mother, Patricia Thorne and Ms. Sue had many enjoyable moments together. Dad, Ernest Thorne and I, Priscilla Thorne Guy, loved Ms. Sue and her family. All of you are in our prayers and thoughts. I will assume that Mom and Sue knew each other while growing up in Union, MS. She will be greatly missed. Love to all, and prayers during this time.

  8. Peggy Stagner says:

    She was a faithful member of my Sunday School class who always helped anyone in need.She was a gracious Lady with a loving inner spirit that all will remember. Praying that Family and friends rejoice in the memories of that loving spirit.

  9. Joan Fox says:

    To Sue’s family, I want you to know how dear Sue was at Hallmark school. She was a god send for me as my Secretary and to our staff. I appreciate her very much. As I don’t drive much anymore at dark, I’d planned on coming to Friday’s service but unfortunately came up with some sinus problems. I have added her name and yawls to my prayer list. God bless you in this loss.

  10. Arnetta Holifield says:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I enjoyed Sue so much when visiting my cousin Josie Merritt. I know she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Frank Wingard says:

    I have so many fond memories of Ray and Sue Beasley. John 14 says: Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God believe also in me. In My Father’s house are many mansions… I believe Sue has a mansion on the corner of Victory and Halleluiah Streets and is making it beautiful.
    Dianne, Denise, Vicki, and all of Sue’s friends and relatives my heart is sad and broken for you. Even though Alzheimer’s took Sue’s memory it is still hard to go on daily without her. I pray comfort and peace for you as the days go by, tending to Sue’s estate. It’s okay to cry. I cry for my parents and previous wife. We miss them so much and think about them every day. I love you all.

  12. Tony Stillman says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom.. I just saw this today!. I know how hard it is. We all know that she is in Heaven with her loved ones that have gone before. God’s grace will be enough, just trust him to comfort you!

  13. Gwen Talbot says:

    Sue was one of my dearest friends and I am sad to hear of her homegoing, but I am happy to know that she is with her Lord and Saviour and those friends & family who have gone before her.
    Diane, Denise, and Vicki my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families as you adjust to your loss and that your life without her, is full of great memories of your her.
    She loved you all so much.

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