Sue Flournoy

Mary Sue Turner FlournoyFuneral services for Sue Flournoy, age 65 of Mount Vernon, were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Mount Vernon City Cemetery with Rev. Pepper Puryear officiating.

Sue resided in Mt. Vernon, TX with her beloved husband of 44 years, Dick. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 21, 2011, in her own home.

Sue was born in El Paso, TX on September 9, 1945.  Her parents gave her a rich Christian heritage, which she faithfully embraced and imparted to her own children and grandchildren.  Raised in Lewisville, TX with her best friend and older sister, Ann, Sue was valedictorian at Lewisville High School.  She went on to graduate summa cum laude with a degree in biology and education from North Texas State University, where she met the love of her life, Dick.

Sue chose to stay home and be a full-time mother to her children during their school years. Shortly after moving to Mt. Vernon, Sue was a volunteer tutor for the Franklin County Library Literacy Program. Later she served as Dick’s office manager for his Psychology practice. Sue always enjoyed serving at her church, while participating in and leading many Bible studies and serving on the FBCMV Missions Committee.  Sue was a devoted wife, mother, and Christian example. Her name means “full of grace” and she was exactly that even during her last days as she persevered through many trials with ALS.

Sue Flournoy is survived by her husband, Richard Lee Flournoy, PhD, of Mt. Vernon; her son, Todd Flournoy, of Oregon; her daughter, Amy Flournoy Edwards, son-in-law, Dave Edwards, and her grandchildren Claire Elizabeth Edwards, Allyson Joy Edwards, and Ryan David Edwards, all of Houston; her sister, Ann Howsley of Plano and brother-in-law, Bill Howsley. Sue is predeceased by her father, T.J. Turner, and mother, Dot Virginia Turner, both of Rochester, TX.

A Celebration of Sue’s life took place on Monday, April 25,    2011 at First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon.