Susan Duncan Wise

Susan Duncan Wise

Houston - Susan Duncan Wise passed away after a brief illness on April 27, 2021. She was born on September 16, 1941 to Vernon and Mildred Treadway Duncan in Little Rock, Arkansas. She married Dr. Wesley Samuel Wise on December 31,1966 and they made their home in Brownwood, Texas. He preceded her in death. Susan then made her home in Houston, Texas.

Susan was dedicated to her church, Saint Paul Orthodox Church where she served on the Altar Guild and decorated the church for all the holidays. Susan was also Saint Paul's unofficial greeter, making every stranger her friend.

As a devoted student of history, Susan was an active member of the Lady Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the State of Texas. Susan also served as a docent with the Bayou Bend Docent Organization for many years. She was a long-time board member of the Brown County Museum of History.

As a member of Chi Omega Fraternity, Susan served her Sisters as an active alumna during her years in Brownwood, as a member of the Houston Chi Omega Alumnae Association and long-time board member, and as a member of the Psi Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity House Corporation Board.

Susan was filled with an innate kindness and grace which touched so many people in profound ways. She always wanted you to feel welcome and loved. She had a tender heart for little animals, giving a loving home for many of God's creatures. Her sweet nature and genuine happiness for every person she knew uplifted all of us. She was especially beloved by her grandchildren who called her Mimmi or Stinkbug. She was known to have fed them ice cream and Coke for breakfast

Susan is survived by her daughter, Geyer and husband, Erik Dybesland; her daughter, Sheffield and husband, Brad Southall; and her son, Hilton and wife, Amber and her grandchildren, Wesley, Madden, Finn, Jiles, Duncan, Beckett, Brinkley, Holden, Mary Margaret, Johnson and Knox.

A funeral service will be held at Saint Paul Orthodox Church, 1717 Katy Gap Road, Katy, Texas on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Internment will be at the Rockwood Cemetery, Rockwood, Texas on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early, with a reception at St. John's Church at 1 p.m. in Brownwood, Texas.

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Posted online on May 02, 2021