Susie A. Blue was born August 3, 1929, in Marshallville, Georgia to parents, Lonnie and Neat Lou (Plant) Johnson. She was one of three children.
Susie attended Lamson-Richardson School in Marshallville, Georgia, “a school founded by Black people for Black children in the years between the end of Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow era.” She also attended the Washington Beauty Academy in Akron, Ohio.
Susie was married to L.V. Blue and the mother of six children.
She was a member of St. John C.M.E. Church since 1952 serving as a stewardess, class leader, missionary, and in any other area where needed.
She also became a member of Second Baptist Church where she attended Sunday school and served as a Church Mother.
Mrs. Blue worked as an Organizer for the Akron Model Cities Program.
Her involvement in educational, civic, and social duty involved the following but was not limited to PTA Honorary life member, ASCAA governing board, Precinct Committee person, Charter member of the Georgia Peach Club, the Lane Improvement Association, Chairperson for the Snyder Street Block Club, former chairperson of the Happy Hearts Club, the Foster Grandparents program, and the Akron NAACP.
Susie A Blue was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, husband, daughter Neida Blue Thompson, granddaughter Eureka D. Thompson and great-grandson Lonnie D. Blue Jr.
Her memory will be cherished by her children, Rev. Barbara (Henry) Cargill, Canton, Georgia, Linda Blue, and Emma (Clarence) Benson, Akron, Ohio, Judy Blue Frieson, Columbus, Ohio, and Elvert L. (Carol) Blue, Akron, Ohio; son-in-law, Eugene Thompson, Akron, Ohio; 6 granddaughters, 5 grandsons; 39+ great-grandchildren, and 9+ great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Birder Mae (Columbus) Wright, Plant City, Florida, Polly (Richard) Martin, Elmhurst, New York, and Mattie Blue, Akron, Ohio; and brother-in-law, John (Artisher) Blue, Maitland, Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other family members in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, California, and New York.
Susie, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Service were held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 12:00 PM at St. John C.M.E. Church, 1233 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron, OH 44320. Interment will be held at Willow Lake Memorial Gardens in Georgia in Fort Valley, Georgia.
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