FEBRUARY 9, 1934 – MARCH 13, 2014
Sue was born February 9, 1934, in Ringgold, Louisiana. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. G. Reginald Weaver
and grew up in the Ringgold United Methodist Church. As a child she became quite a gifted and skilled pianist and
vocalist and was very involved in the church’s youth and music ministries.
Upon graduation from Ringgold High School, Sue attended Centenary College, majoring in education and minoring
in music. She became a member of the Centenary Choir, where she met Tracy Arnold. After Sue and Tracy married
in 1953, she joined him in Fort Worth, Texas. She continued her college course work at Texas Wesleyan University
in Fort Worth, and Tracy served on staff at Arlington Heights Methodist Church while earning his master’s degree
from Perkins School of Theology. In 1955, Sue and Tracy returned to Louisiana where Tracy would serve
throughout his career in the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Sue supported and worked beside Tracy throughout his thirty-five years of full-time ministry in the United
Methodist Church. Communities where they lived and served during these years included Trinity Methodist in
Shreveport; St. Luke Methodist in Shreveport, of which Tracy organized and oversaw construction; Abbeville
Methodist; Pecan Island First Methodist; Crowley United Methodist; Minden First United Methodist; and
Alexandria First United Methodist. Sue became a part of many ministries and undertook leadership roles in each of
these local churches in the music ministry, bible study, and United Methodist Women. She also taught piano and
voice lessons and participated in community work throughout these years. Tracy passed away on November 21,
1988, while serving Alexandria First United Methodist Church.
Sue remained in Alexandria after Tracy’s death and continued her teaching. Soon, she semi-retired so that she could
enjoy traveling with family and friends. Teaching voice and piano to countless children and adults, her teaching
career spanned more than fifty years. Music was Sue’s witness of the Christian faith. Her career allowed her to share
her love and faith in Jesus Christ. She was full of energy and had a smile that not only lit up a room, but made
everyone in that room want to draw closer to her.
Sue Arnold is survived by her two children, Mark R. Arnold and his wife Debbie of Crowley and Shelly King and
her husband Darron of Denham Springs, five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Sue Arnold was
preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ganuie Reginald Weaver and one grandson, Matthew Raymond