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Savannah "Sue" Haley

July 3, 1940 — June 14, 2024

Kaufman, Texas

Savannah Lou (Sue) Haley left this earth and her imperfect body to be with Jesus, on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 3:57pm CST. She took her last breath peacefully, surrounded by her wonderful family, including many nieces and nephews, her sister, Marge Nelson and brother-in-law, Carroll Potts. Her sister-in-law, Floyce Henderson, who was her best friend since 3rd grade, and several nieces, spent time with her this week. Sue was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that spread quickly throughout her body.

Sue was born July 3, 1940, in Tahoka, Texas to John T and Pauline Henderson. She is survived by her sister Marge Nelson but welcomed into heaven by her parents, husband Loyd, grandson Joshua, niece Pam Bruton, and her 4 siblings, Johnny Henderson, Frank Henderson, Joe Henderson, and Cassie Potts.

Sue married Loyd Wayne Haley, and raised 3 children, Tonya Haley (John Leigh), Tamra Abbl, and Tony Haley (Kelley), eventually settling in the Willcox, Bowie, Arizona area. She “adopted” Becky Phillips into our family, and it was as if she was always our sister. 

Mom and her sisters loved Elvis and listened to his music and watched his movies on repeat. Mom considered her sisters her best friends. Mom loved family and especially enjoyed going to family reunions. When we would get together, it was a competition who could talk the most, and always at the same time. Mom held her own, but it was impossible to follow the conversations. Everyone remembers mom always having her hair and nails done, bowling when she was younger, and non-stop bragging on her grands and great grands.

Mom’s greatest gift was that she loved people. She loved going to our extracurricular activities when we were growing up; she was the loudest cheerleader for our teams, sports, or any activity. That only increased when she had grandkids. If it was humanly possible, she was at their games and she never missed a championship. If you were a friend of her kids, you called her mama Sue, a friend of her grand or great grandkids, you called her grandma Sue. She did not know a stranger. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it; just ask Tony, but that’s another story.

She worked several different jobs, finally retiring from Pioneer Title in Willcox. Her greatest joy was spending time with her 15 grandkids: Joshua Zwick, Justin Zwick, (Sarah), Kimberly Scheibenpflug, (Johnathan), Jennifer Johnston, (Dale), Karen House, (Travis); Mandi Cooke (Jesse), John Abbl (Nadine), Frank Abbl (Lacey), Tomi Kouth (Nick); Cori Cate, (Jared), Skylar Haley (David Cheetham), Ryane Haley and Ridge Haley; Josh Sr. Phillips, (Yanet) and David Phillips, (Karina) and her 25 great grandkids: Zoe and Jett Zwick, Sterling and Haleigh Scheibenpflug, Wyatt and Ethan Johnston, Summer, Brook, and Hazel House; Nathaniel, Narissa and Nora Abbl; Averee, Kyndall, and Jhett Abbl, Charlie, Stella, and Andi Kouth; Canyon and Crosby Cate, Peyton Haley; Josh Jr, Mel, and Sammy Phillips, and MayBeth Phillips. The family would like to thank Josh Jr for taking wonderful care of her these last few months.

She had a strong faith and knew she would one day meet Jesus and see her family again. We know she is celebrating with them now.

We are not holding a funeral service because she wanted to see as many of her family as possible before she left this earth. Per her wishes, she will be cremated at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman, Texas. We will have a Celebration of Life, later, to be determined. Mom was allergic to most flowers, therefore in lieu of flowers, please plant a tree or donate to the American Cancer Society. 

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