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V. Sue Avery
Cleveland - V. Sue Avery, age 82, from Cleveland, MS passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Shelby Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelby, MS.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Seth Still will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Delta Heights Memorial Garden Cemetery.
An online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.Sue was born on March 29, 1939, to William Homer and Reida Grace Robinson Scobey in Marston, Missouri. She graduated high school in Sikeston, Missouri. She married her husband, Bobby Lee Avery, on June 7, 1957, in Sikeston, Missouri. They moved to Mississippi in 1958 and to Cleveland in 1961. She was a bookkeeper for several companies, Cleveland Lumber Company, Bolivar County Administrator, and Bolivar County School District to name a few. Along with her bookkeeping skills, Sue loved to draw house plans, cook, cross-stitch, read books, and she learned how to sew from her mother who was a seamstress.
She loved her grandchildren and all the family’s pets. She enjoyed DIY projects and making stuffed animals for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Cleveland. Years ago, Sue survived open-heart surgery and breast and colon cancer, but always maintained her zest for life. Her husband Bob (Tiny) has said “She was a tough old broad!”
Sue is preceded in death by her parents, William and Reida Scobey, her brothers, Dub and Ron Scobey, and her sister, Mona Carol Higdon.
Sue is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bobby Lee Avery of Cleveland, Ms. Son, Dr. Jimmy (Bethe) Avery of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Suzanne (Tom) Croft of Columbia, TN. Grandchildren, Elizabeth Avery, Lauren Avery (Katy), Sara Croft, and Emily Croft, a sister Bobbie Doris Arneson of Nevada, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Bill Stembridge, Joey Avery, Steve Russell, Katy Avery, Zachariah Stevens, and Chris Partee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A candle was lit in memory of V. Sue Avery
Rocky and Pam Vaughn Aug 23 2021 6:05 PM
A candle was lit in memory of V. Sue Avery
Michael Higdon Aug 19 2021 3:56 AM
Mr.Tiny I'm sorry to hear about Ms.Sue passing you and your family are in my prayers to
Donna Hull Aug 16 2021 5:17 PM
rest in peace
Jeffrey Fulk Aug 15 2021 3:19 PM
Uncle Bob, Jimmy, Suzanne and family - so sorry to learn of Aunt Sue's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you comfort as you gather to celebrate an awesome life.
Bruce & Cynthia Arneson Aug 15 2021 12:02 AM
Dear Bobby, Jimmie and Suzanne,
So sorry to hear of Sue's Passing. You have my condolences and prayers.
Barbara Haubold (Lard's wife)
Barbara Haubold Aug 14 2021 9:27 PM
May she Rest In Peace.
Cbalducc Aug 14 2021 9:12 PM
Ms Sue was a treasure for sure. Her sense of humor was right on. I have such wonderful memories of the wild and crazy trips our wild and crazy group have made. Didn't matter if it was canoeing on the Spring River or street dancing at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival she was ready and willing . I can just see her now at those Pearly Gates checking out the dance floor and handing out her wonderful homemade fudge to all.
She will be missed by so many whose lives she has touched and
I will forever feel blessed having known her.
Patty McMurry Aug 14 2021 4:26 PM
Mama Sue treated everyone like family. If you knew her, then you were family. She will be so greatly missed. My love and prayers to Tiny, Jimmy, and Suzanne , and all the families and friends that will miss her.
Bert Aug 14 2021 4:09 PM
Ms Sue was a treasure for sure. Her sense of humor was right on. I have so many wonderful memories of all the wild and crazy trips our wild and crazy group made. It didn't matter if it was canoeing on the Spring River or street dancing at the Crawfish Festival, she was ready and willing. I can just see her now at those Pearly Gates busy checking out the dance floor and handing out her wonderful homemade fudge.
I will feel forever blessed having known her.
Patty McMurry Aug 14 2021 3:54 PM