Suzanna Woodard (Sue) Huckaby
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RINGGOLD, LA - Funeral services for Suzanna Woodard (Sue) Huckaby will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2008 at First United Methodist Church. There will be a reception immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Interment will follow reception in Providence Cemetery.
Suzanna Woodard (Sue) Huckaby was born in Ringgold, Louisiana on October 12, 1943. She attended Ringgold public schools and then Stephens College in Missouri, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Tech University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Human Ecology.
She married Jerry Huckaby in December 1962. Jerry worked for Western Electric Company for the next ten years. During that time, they lived in Atlanta, Georgia, Jasper, Alabama, and Chicago, Illinois. Their daughter, Michelle, was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1973, the Huckaby's moved to Sue's hometown, Ringgold, Louisiana, where they bought a dairy farm, and Sue taught first grade at Ringgold Elementary school. Sue and Jerry's son, Clay, was born while they were living in Ringgold.
In 1976, Sue's husband, Jerry, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and they moved to the Washington D.C. area. Sue began a career as a realtor in McLean, Virginia in 1977. She became one of the most successful realtors in America. Nationally, she was ranked as the number ten realtor out of over two million realtors in the country. For many years, she was the number one realtor in Northern Virginia. Over the course of her thirty year career, she sold more than one thousand homes, valued in excess of one billion dollars. Sue was a "people" person. She loved her work, and everyone enjoyed working with her.
Once she had reached the top of her field, she was committed to "giving something back" and making a lasting contribution to society. To accomplish this goal, she endowed a professorship at her alma mater, Louisiana Tech. The Sue Woodard Huckaby Endowed Professorship.
She fought colon cancer for over four years. She lost her battle on September 9, 2008. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Jerry Huckaby, her daughter, Dr. Michelle Lewis of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, her son-in-law, Dr. Todd Lewis, and their two sons, Carter, age five years, and Spencer, age two years. She is also survived by her father, Scotty Woodard of Ringgold, Louisiana, her brother, Scott Woodard, her sister, Stephanie Woodard, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sue and her husband were active members of Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, Virginia for over thirty years.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Lewis of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Ezra Carter of Brighton, Michigan, Bob Mitchell of Ringgold, Louisiana, Scott Woodard of Sherman, Texas, Jack Rivers of Downsville, Louisiana, John Tom James of Ruston, Louisiana, Dr. Allen Herbert of Ruston, Louisiana, and Tom Childs of Potomac Falls, Virginia. Funeral services under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home, Ringgold, LA (318)894-4441.
Published in Shreveport Times on Sept. 12, 2008