Suzanne Haulard Ferrell, an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, began her final journey March 15, 2013, at the age of 71. She fought a brief battle against bile duct cancer bolstered by her family and friends, and the doctors, nurses and staff of the Tulane Abdominal Transplant Unit. A native of New Orleans and resident of Baton Rouge since 1966, she was affectionately known as ""Miss Sue"" by many, especially the students at Magnolia Wood Elementary School whom she served as a substitute teacher. She was a significant role model and surrogate mother to many in the neighborhood and around the world. Her love has made the world a better place. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ray; four children, Ray Eric and wife Elizabeth Muenchinger, Nancy and husband Edward Hardin, Andrew and wife Christine Romain, and Benjamin and wife Aimee Bergeron; a dozen fabulous grandchildren, Anna, Eric, David, Caroline, Brendan, Benjamin, Patrick, Edouard, Sarah, Timothy, Julia, and Nicholas; brother E. Richard Haulard and wife Janice; brother-in-law Pat Ferrell and wife Jovita; cousin and ""sister"" Carolyn Martin Levy; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She is the daughter of the departed Edith M. Jablonowski and Alexander J. Haulard of New Orleans. Her older brother, Alexander J. Haulard, Jr., waits for her in Heaven. Suzanne graduated from St. Mary's Dominican High School and Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Visitation at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave, on Tuesday, March 19 beginning at 9 a.m. will be followed by a funeral mass celebrated by the Very Rev. John S. Hardin, O.F.M., at 11 a.m. All are invited to a special celebration of her life that will take place after the church services at 412 Albert Hart Dr. ""The more – The merrier!"" would please Sue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are invited to the
, the Hospice Foundation of Baton Rouge, or Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Foundation in Baton Rouge.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, 2013