Funeral services for Mary Sue Harmon Lee will be held at 2PM, Friday, January 7, 2022, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. Dr. Reggie Bridges and Reverend Dale Oden will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Simsboro, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 5PM to 7PM in the sanctuary of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston.
Sue was born March 2, 1935, in Farmerville, Louisiana and passed away in Monroe, Louisiana after a brief illness. Sue was an active member of Temple Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carey “Buddy” Harmon, and her parents, Hobson Harmon and Katie Bell Harmon.
Sue is survived by her husband of 65 years, Allen Lee; sister Nancy Durrett and husband Richard of Simsboro; daughter, Caryl Lee Scriber and husband Walter of Ruston; grandchildren Haley Hock and husband Drew of Prairieville, Louisiana; Seth Scriber and wife Lauren of Columbia, South Carolina; great grandchildren, Spencer Hock, Sarah Hock and Leah Scriber; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Sue spent the majority of her career as a high school English teacher at high schools in Dangerfield, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston, Texas and Arcadia, Louisiana. In the latter part of her career, Sue served as the high school guidance counselor at Arcadia High School and subsequently served as the principal of Arcadia High School for the last eight years of her career. Throughout her years spent as an educator, Sue was devoted to her students, invested in their lives and made sure they were afforded the opportunity for the best education possible. She always tried to positively influence her students and has touched the lives of many young people through the years. After retirement, Sue took advantage of an opportunity to work in the Louisiana Tech Department of Education, helping to train and mentor young educators. She worked in this capacity for 15 years, once again using her talents and skills to impact young lives.
Early in their marriage, as Sue and Allen moved to various cities and towns pursuing Allen’s career as a mechanical engineer, they always found a church home where they could contribute with their talents. Wherever they served, Sue was always actively involved in their church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, organist, pianist, and Training Union teacher, steadfast in following her passion for educating young people, influencing their lives and serving as a positive role model.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Durrett, Richard Durrett, Luke Fraley, Jeff Lee, Al Lee, Billy Moore, and Jason Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s home in Monroe, Louisiana.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com