MRS. SUSIE CAMILLE ELLISON WALL
December 8, 1923-April 6, 1969
On Easter Sunday morn, April 6, 1969, the earthly heartbeat of Susie Camille Ellison Wall ceased and the radiance of the immortal life beckoned to her.
Sue was bon December 8, 1923, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Parkview Elementary School, Fair Park High School and Norton’s Business College.
She was married in the Army Air Corps Chapel, Moody Field, Valdosta, Georgia, to John Taylor Wall, who served as Chaplain in bases in Washington, Oregon, Utah and Colorado. She served with him also in the ministry at Jeanerette; Curtis Park, Bossier City; seven years in the North Texas Conference in Dallas; Caddo Mills; Crandall; Belleview; then in Louisiana again at Merryville; Northside and St. Luke, Lake Charles; Cameron and Grand Chenier; and Gretna.
To them were born five lovely children: Susan Elizabeth, John Taylor, Jr., Marilyn June, Carolyn Rae and Camillia Ann.
Outstanding characteristics in the life of Sue Wall were embodied in courage, faith and devotion. She loved her family with intensity and devotion, loved God and her church with faithfulness and loyalty, and cherished deeply the friendships she made.
She was a shoulder to lean on for her husband and children. Many times while enjoying the warm hospitality of their home I watched Sue and Taylor together dissolve the insecurities of their children and patiently lead them into the exciting world about them. She was a wonderful mother and kept an atmosphere of loving concern within her home. She was the epitome of courage as she faced life’s problems and hurts. Her smile and sense of humor endeared her to family and friends. She would not let discouragement rule her life and faced illness and pain with a special kind of courage.
A modern writer has said, “The happiness we give to others makes us happier too, we find, just as friendships return to the friendly and kindness comes back to the kind”. Sue Wall revered all that was given to her in the loveliness of sacred intangibles. God was her refuge and joy; in Him she found serenity and peace.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1969; p. 234
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