Sue Evelyn Eaton

Born in Portland, TN on July 3, 1949

Departed on February 7, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Sue Eaton, age 67, passed away on Tuesday the 7th of February at Hendersonville Hospital. She was born July 3rd, 1949, in Nashville to Charles and Evelyn Colley. She was a graduate of Portland High class of 67’and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 70’. She taught school in Sumner County in the cities of Portland and Hendersonville for 31 years. Sue touched many students’ lives over those years and the parents of those children as well. Sue lived and loved life by serving and loving others, putting everybody above herself as only Christ would. She loved her family and all the special moments that those times could provide. She is survived by her father Charles Colley, husband Rick, son Tate, daughter-in-law Carrie, and granddaughter Autumn. Her mother Evelyn Colley and her grandparents Johnnie and Maudie “BumBummer” Harper predeceases her.

A Life Celebration service for Sue will be held at Hendersonville Church of Christ on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10AM, officiated by Brother Clyde Head. Visitation will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4PM-8PM and again, one hour prior to service on Saturday at the church. Burial will take place following the service at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Portland, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sue’s name can be made to Hendersonville Church of Christ, 107 Rockland Road, Hendersonville, TN, 37075.

22 Comments to Sue Evelyn Eaton

  1. Ron Hosse
    February 8, 2017 8:03 pm

    Rick, I just got the news about Sue. I am so sorry and will remember you in my prayers. I will be out of town this Friday- Sunday so cannot attend the funeral but will be thinking about you.

  2. Ron Hosse
    February 8, 2017 8:04 pm

    Rick, I just got the sad news about Sue. I am so sorry and will remember you in my prayers. I will be out of town this Friday- Sunday so cannot attend the funeral but will be thinking about you

  3. Ed and Ann Lancaster
    February 8, 2017 8:58 pm

    Rick, so sorry to hear about Sue please know you Tate and family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a kind loving Christian lady and loved by many.

  4. Angie Davis
    February 8, 2017 10:45 pm

    Mrs. Eaton was always so sweet to me while working at Wessington Elementary. She became a lifelong friend and we always wanted to do lunch but we never got around to it. Sue was a special lady and I’m going to miss her beautiful smile. Prayers for you all.

  5. Charlie Goad
    February 9, 2017 7:45 am

    I found out late last night and am deeply saddened. Sue and I became good friends in the mid 60’s playing in the Portland High band., I was in the hospital last year for almost 4 months. Sue sent a card once a week until I came home. Those cards and her friendship were greatly appreciated.

    My sympathies to you Rick and to Tate as well.

  6. Mignon and John Friedmann
    February 9, 2017 8:10 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. The last time Sue and I spoke, we were planning on having lunch. We always had a wonderful time together. I will miss her sweet smile and her precious voice.
    Mignon and John

  7. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Connor
    February 9, 2017 11:06 am

    Rick & Tate,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
    Lisa & Tom Connor

  8. Kecia Ray
    February 9, 2017 11:39 am

    Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen , unheard, but always near, Still loved , still missed and very dear

  9. Larry and Nancy Bradley
    February 9, 2017 12:17 pm

    Our prayers are with the Eaton and Colley family. Sue was a great friend and classmate at Portland High School (’67). We prayed for all of you last night night at the Chico Church of Christ in Chico, California.

  10. John and Cindy Simmons
    February 9, 2017 1:19 pm

    Rick, we were so sorry to hear about Sue. You and Tate and all the family will be in our prayers. Sue was a very special person and I know she will be missed by many. So sorry that we will not be able to be with you, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, John and Cindy

  11. Cynthia Yankee
    February 9, 2017 3:27 pm

    Rick, I am a teacher at Westmoreland High School and have only spoken to you on the phone. I just want you to know that I am very sorry to hear about your wife, and please know that I will be praying for you, your son, and family. Sincerely, Cynthia Yankee

  12. Donna Duncan
    February 9, 2017 5:17 pm

    Rick, we can only imagine the grief you and your family are dealing with and we’re deeply sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our prayers at this time. The DHA started Wednesday morning with a special prayer lifting your family. It’s these times in our lives we lean on our Savior and look forward to the joy of that family reunion that’s out of this world!! Much love, Mike and Donna Duncan

  13. Gail Stone
    February 9, 2017 9:18 pm

    Rick, so sorry to learn of Sue. We go back to the mid sixties with fun times and good memories. She will be missed. God bless you and Tate.

  14. Larry & Marlene Lewis
    February 9, 2017 10:53 pm

    Our condolences Rick. Sue was one of our favorite people. Our kids loved her dearly as well. She will be sorely missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  15. Debbie Lawson
    February 10, 2017 1:58 am

    I am deeply saddened from the news about Sue. She was my daughters 1st grade teacher at Wessington Elementary. She was also my neighbor and a very special lady. She always had a smile and a kind, encouraging word to say. She kept up with my daughter through the years, attended her wedding and continued to keep up with her family as it grew. She truly was a reflection of Christ’s love and walked in His ways daily. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rick and your family and I am so sorry for your loss. Sue had such a special impact on everyone that met her and she will be greatly missed by all.

  16. Judy Burt
    February 10, 2017 8:56 am

    Rick, I am very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Being without her among us will be new and difficult, but what wonderful memories she left with us all. Her smile will ever be with us.

  17. Kim Howard
    February 10, 2017 9:22 am

    Rick, Please know how sorry I was to hear of Sue passing. I had just seen her last week and we talked about getting together. I am sorry that I will not be able to have lunch with her but look forward to seeing her in Heaven one day. Please know that you and your family are being prayed for and that Sue will be missed by so very many. She was a Godly woman and encouraged everyone she came in contact with. Much love and peace to you and Tate. Sue’s sweet smile and gentle spirit will be missed.

  18. Theresa Levatino
    February 10, 2017 4:41 pm

    Rick, so sorry to hear about Sue. What a special lady. Your faith and your family and friends will help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Milton Curtis
    February 11, 2017 7:52 am

    Rick and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful Christian lady and my buddy. I will always remember her driving her Model A to school back in the day. My heart felt condolences.

  20. Mark Harrison
    February 11, 2017 8:00 am

    Ms. Sue was my 3rd grade teacher at North Portland (now Watt Hardison). She was a shining light to me then and up to her passing. We communicated often on Facebook. I cherish her memory. So devastated by her passing. The family is most assuredly in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Joey and Robin Venable
    February 11, 2017 9:41 am

    Rick: So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers. She touched so many students in a positive way throughout her career. God bless you all. -Joey and Robin Venable

  22. Steve Deasy
    February 11, 2017 10:26 pm

    So sorry to hear this. I was so hoping it wasn’t the Sue that I knew when I read it in the newspaper. We were buddies all the way through high school. I’m devastated as is the Class of ’67.

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