Calhoun died peacefully at home in Houston. Texas on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 after a long hospital stay battling multiple infections and pneumonia.
She was born August 6, 1937 to Ben and Jessie Lee Paden in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a wonderful schoolteacher
and a successful businesswoman in real estate and antiques.
She is survived by her sons John Paden Davis and Mark Joseph Davis, and her daughter Lee Ann Davis Coulter and husband, Keith Coulter; her greatest joys, her grandchildren, Suzanne Coulter, Katherine Coulter, Maggie Coulter, Ashley Davis, Blake Davis McGee, Jenny Davis Cummins; great grandchildren, Marianne Martinez, Amberly McGee and Cade Cummins. She is also survived by her sisters, Claudia Paden Thomas of Alex City, Alabama and Jesslyn Paden Pearce of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ben Paden.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with family for a celebration of Suzanne's life on Friday, January 18 from 5-8 pm at 2204 Amberly Court, Houston, Texas 77063. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Suzanne should be directed to St. Luke's UMC, 3471 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027 or Bluebird Circle, 6701 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030, or Cancer Answers, 255 Wiesepape Rd., Brenham, TX 77833.
"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day. If my passing has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah…yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me. God wanted me now; He set me free."