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.