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Cecilia "Susie" Walsh
Cecilia "Susie" Walsh passed away peacefully on February 5, 2017 at her home in Athens.
Susie was born on January 15, 1941 in Prague, Oklahoma to the late Cecil and Ruby Smith.
She married Judson Douglas "Doug" Walsh in 1961. They were married for over 51 years until his death in 2013. To their marriage were born two children, Karen Walsh Jones and Judson Douglas "Judd" Walsh III.
Susie was an elementary school teacher, first in the state of Louisiana and later in the State of Texas, for a total of 36 years. She taught in Pasadena, Texas school district before moving to Athens in the mid 1980's. After moving to Athens, she served in the Mabank Independent School District, retiring as a reading recovery teacher in 2006. She was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Athens.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and by her siblings, JoAnn Meyers, Mary Smith Lovell, David Smith, and Donnie Smith Horton. Susie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen Walsh Jones and Aubrey L. Jones, Jr., of Athens, Texas, her son Judson Douglas "Judd" Walsh III, of Murchison, Texas, her brother and sister-in-law Sterling Smith and Carolyn Smith of Amite, Louisiana, her brother-in-law Winfrey Horton, of Palacios, Texas, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert Walsh and Nancy Walsh, of Denver, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Honorary pallbearers are her nephews Alan Lovell, Mark Smith, Matt Smith, Michael Smith, Dennis Meyers, and David Meyers.
Services are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5-7 P.M. and the funeral service will be held Friday at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home, with Susie's pastor, Rev. Mike Dean, officiating.
n lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the building fund of Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1434, Athens, Texas 75751.
If you would like to leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family you may do so at www.carroll-lehr.com.
Published on February 7, 2017
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