Sue “Susie “Reed Garland, 73, Jonesborough, took the hand of our Lord and returned peacefully into her heavenly home on Saturday, August 12, 2017, after a courageous and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on November 2, 1943 in Johnson City Tn. Susie was the youngest daughter of the late Harry and Ina Jennings Reed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved sister Peggy Reed Pearson, her two precious brothers Ernie and Eddie Reed, and brother-in-law, Bob Blevins.
Sue was employed for 30 years at Siemens, formerly Texas Instruments, where she made many lifelong dear friends, especially Millie Green and Mary Blackmore who were two very dear special friends, who stood by her side to the very end.
Sue was a true testament to a faithful Spirit and her love for our Lord. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church in the Lamar Community.
Those left to cherish her memory are the love of her life and husband for 51 years Stanley Wayne Garland. Three daughters, Kim Phipps and husband Jay, Tracy Scudder and husband Scott and Gina Larkins and husband Doug, one son, Brian Wayne Garland and wife Melissa. The blessings in her life were many, but her pride and joy were her 15 grandchildren whom she adored. Her grandbabies, as she called them are Briona Phipps and fiancé’ Brandon Montgomery, Kelsey Phipps of Johnson City. Reed, Trey and Kylee Sue Scudder of Paris, Texas, Luke, Cade and Jenna Bree Larkins of Jonesborough, Payton, Emily, and Sarah Grace Garland of Jonesborough, and Nicolas, Isabella, Jase and Casey-Rae Garland of Humble, Texas. She will be cherished and missed by her older sister Lena “Tootie” Reed Blevins, along with Special nieces and nephews, whom she loved and adored. The family would like to say a special Thank You to Dr. Jaishankar (Dr. J) and all the wonderful nurses at the Regional Cancer center at Johnson City, and Mountain States Health Alliance Hospice.
A Memorial Service and visitation will be conducted at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 15, visitation from 5 till 7 pm with the services following, officiated by Pastor Jake Herron and Pastor Byron Paddock. Graveside will be at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery on Wednesday the 16th at 11 am.
Pallbearers will be Grandsons, Reed Scudder, Trey Scudder, Luke Larkins, Cade Larkins, and friend’s Brandon Montgomery and Matt Cox.
At the request of the family in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sue’s memory to St Jude’s Children Hospital at Niswonger, 400 N State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tn 37604.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|Sorry for the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.|
||Danny and Kelly Edens
|Tracy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you all with
grace, undergird you with His strength, and surround you with
His sweet peace that passes all understanding. Hold tightly to
all of your sweet memories for those and the Lord will be what
helps you through your journey of grieving. You all will be in
our loving thoughts and prayers! |
||The Pickelman family
|We are sending our love and prayers from Texas to the
Garland family. Your mom ran the good race all the way to the
end, that Paul urges us all to do from the scriptures. Such a
beautiful example to us all. So glad we were able to get to
know her through our sweet sister Tracy. She was and will still
be a blessing to her family and friends. |
|Tracy, the prayers of those at your new Baylor
Scott & White family are with you and your family
as you remember and celebrate a very special
||Shane & Angie Wilson
|I'm so sorry for the loss of Aunt Susie. She will be missed by so many people, including us. |
|To the Garland Family,
My heart is heavy for you today. May the Lord be a comfort as you celebrate the blessing Sue is to all of us that knew and loved her. I hate I cannot be there to properly pay my respects in person but I'd like for all of you to know I'll remember her with the fondest of memories.
Karen and I will have y'all in prayer.
||The Hodge Family
|Tracy ( and All)
Words cannot express our sadness over sweet Sue"s passing.
But she is in a better place. Her battle is over and hopefully
that brings you some comfort Her life will live on through all of
you. She was always so wonderful and welcoming to me and
Greg through years. So very sorry our circumstances kept us
from physically being there but we are in our hearts. All our
Greg Pam Alana Savana |
|So sorry for your loss Tracey. Praying God gives you and your
family peace, comfort and strength during this time. |
|WOW! What a strong, wonderful woman Sue Garland IS. I say IS because she still IS a strong and wonderful woman. I think about how lucky she IS because she IS now in the presence of the Lord! She has left behind a family that is very dear to me and I am so sorry for the void that she has left in her family's heart. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers daily. I am sending love from Texas. |
|Tracy and Gina,
Your mom was always had a sweet smile and loving spirit
whenever she visited Paris. What a legacy of faith and love
she has imprinted on your lives and the lives of your children.
She always looked at you and your children like you were the
most precious thing on earth... may you be comforted by your
endearing memories and may you draw strength from the faith
you shared with her. Love and prayers. Pat|
||Mark and April Jones
|I'm sorry for your loss. I know it's not
easy losing a parent my dad passed away in
1994. May God bless you and comfort your
||Don and Karen Hicks Family
God's peace we pray for each of you. Melinda went just a
week before your mom - she so admired your mom's courage
after seeing her in October. Words cannot fill the void - only
memories will ease the pain. How blessed to know we will all
be together again - forever.
The Hicks Family
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