Barbara Ann Sudduth

September 14, 2020


May 05, 1933 – September 14, 2020 Barbara A. Sudduth, daughter of deceased parents Elizabeth Harrison and James George was born May 5Th, 1933 in Steubenville, Ohio. Departed September 14, 2020, after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer’s at 87 years old. She married Chester Roy Sudduth in Hennepin, Minnesota in 1948. She relocated to Buffalo, New York in 1948, where she raised her five children.

Barbara was employed at Doctor Scholl’s in Kenmore, New York. She continued her employment with the company as she relocated to Cleveland, Tennessee. After several decades of hard work, she finally retired with Doctor Scholl’s.

Barbara was a faithful member of Mouth Ararat Baptist Church for many years in Buffalo. She also bought her dedication with God to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Tennessee, serving under Rev. Edward Robinson Sr. 

Her grandchildren called her “Little Granny” and her passion was ironing as well being the Queen of “roasting”. One of her favorite sayings was “let me tell you something”. She always loved cooking, watching old movies, and traveling. Her children and grandchildren would often make surprise visits to Tennessee.

Leaving behind to celebrate her life are; daughter Linda Sudduth and Albert Sudduth (Aleasia); grandchildren Yolanda, Maisha, Kimya, Brandon, Alexander, Adrienne, Tremell, Ineka, LaKisha, Marqué, Luciana, and Omar; 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Barbara Sudduth was preceded in the death by two sons David Sudduth and Luke Gilbert Jr; also daughter Denise Gilbert. Her mother Elizabeth Harrison-Moore, stepfather Willie Moore and a host of cousins and friends.  

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die

Mama, what you have given me down through the years, I will always share with the family; prayer. You’ve introduced at an early age to us that Jesus Christ the most important thing in life.

Your spirit will forever be alive, and the memories cherished. How can I express a mother’s, true love? I miss you already, my love for you is forevermore mama.

Daughter and Deaconess

Linda M. Sudduth

On the Other Side of Death

Death is a GATEWAY we all must pass through To reach that Fair Land where the soul’s born anew, For man’s born to die and his sojourn on earth Is s short span of years beginning with birth. . . And like pilgrims we wander until death takes our hand And we start on our journey to God’s Promised Land A place where we’ll find no suffering nor tears, Where TIME is not counted by days, months or years. . . And in this Fair City that God has prepared Are unending joys to be happily shared With all of our loved ones who patiently wait On Death’s Other Side to open “THE GATE”

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