Florence Sue Williams Dulaney
1938 - 2020
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Florence Sue Williams Dulaney

Florence Sue Williams Dulaney, age 82, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2020, due to injuries related to a fall.

She was born February 5, 1938, at Trinway, Ohio. She married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Mike Dulaney, on December 21, 1958. They cherished their 63 years together.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Evelyn Williams, and her daughter-in-law, Martha Dulaney. Survivors include: her husband, Dr. Mike Dulaney; five sons, Mark Dulaney (Dr. Kerrie), Stephen Dulaney (Carrie), Dr. Richard Dulaney (Dr. Jennifer), Thomas Dulaney, Robert Dulaney (Christy); her siblings, Carol Baughman (Dr. Gary) and Craig Williams (Logan); her 13 grandchildren; and niece and nephew.

Most people that met Sue asked the same question, "How does she do it?" She was a wife, mother of five boys, author, realtor, Sunday school teacher, volunteer, and the president of numerous organizations.

In 1967, Mike and Sue moved to Corpus Christi with their first three children during the same month as Hurricane Beulah. However, it was Sue that took the city by storm. She joined the "new neighbors club" and jumped into life in Corpus Christi with both feet. The Dulaneys started hosting supper clubs for dozens of new friends. Sue taught a bridge class, played tennis, swam, and golfed.

The Dulaney Family joined First United Methodist Church, taught children's Sunday School, and helped lead adult small groups. She would often say, "Faith is the most important thing." The church was the cornerstone for her and her family's life. Her faith guided her as she strove towards her often repeated goal to "Do something nice for someone each day."

That first year, she volunteered at the YWCA reading to underprivileged preschool children. Many other leadership and service committees were soon to follow: Junior League, Scout leader, Medical Auxiliary, PTA, Adopt-a-School, CCISD Advisory team, Toastmasters, Sister City, to name just a few. She nearly always assumed leadership roles.

Her house was always the center of activity for her children and their friends. Guests to the bustling Dulaney home remember a lot of fun, food, sweets, and encouragement. The Dulaney's house felt like a home to all who entered. Those visitors remember her repeatedly saying, "Each day is a gift, treat it like a treasure."

Chance encounters with Sue led to meaningful experiences. One day she noticed that a locksmith, a young dad with children in tow, was overwhelmed after his wife's death. She was inspired to write a book titled Stop, Look and Listen: Single Fathers/Dads. She realized the increasing role that fathers would play in raising children and wanted everyone to feel equipped for this vital task. The book was a way for her to pass along the wisdom she acquired from her 50 years as a child, parent, and lifelong learner.

Other chance encounters would involve Sue handing strangers and friends a $2 bill if they promised to write 50 goals. Sue was a passionate proponent of this practice. In her own life, she knew that some of her fondest memories, such as traveling to all 50 states or touring the world through Sister City, would never have happened if she did not first write her goals. Her incredible service to the community and family was often guided by her written goals. The $2 bill-50 goals challenge often resulted in notes of appreciation and letters of success from friends and strangers alike. Programs for setting goals were taken to PTA, schools, and civic groups.

Last but certainly not least, Sue loved her family, and they loved her back. She created countless memories for her siblings, her five boys, their wives, and thirteen grandchildren. While everyone will miss going on adventures, making gingerbread houses, dying Easter eggs, and receiving care packages with every knickknack imaginable, each one knew that they were special and loved.

Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Memorial gifts in her honor are requested for the First United Methodist Church Foundation, 900 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.



Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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Service
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First United Methodist Church
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21 entries
October 22, 2020
Florence Sue was a classmate and close friend to both Jerry and I . She was always sweet and we loved our double dates with both Florence and Mike many many years ago. Sending Prayers for Mike and family. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Jerry ad Donna Mauk
Friend
October 18, 2020
Sue was an amazing inspiration to so many. We only wished we had more opportunities to be with her. We see her love and kindness through our dear son-in-law, Rob. We feel the loss and sadness of the family but the beautiful memories will live on and continue to carry on her legacy.
Doug and Marie Walt
Family
October 18, 2020
Sue was an amazing inspiration to so many. We only wished we had more opportunities to be with her. We see her love and kindness through our dear son-in-law. We feel the loss and sadness of the family but the beautiful memories will live on and continue to carry on her legacy.
Doug and Marie Walt
Family
October 17, 2020
Mrs Dulaney will be missed at the hospital where she was a constant, gentle presence, besides Dr Dulaney, sharing, supporting, and encouraging us to do our best. A great example to the rest of us. God bless and strengthen the family.
Sonia Mathew
Coworker
October 17, 2020
Sue was one of the Medical Auxiliary members who warmly welcomed me to town in 1981. She became a dear friend and mentor who inspired me and so many others to serve our community. Sue's example of faith in action was such a blessing! She and Mike have a beautiful family who are carrying on her legacy of love. All of you are in my prayers.
Peggy May
Friend
October 17, 2020
An amazing mother, loving wife, organizer extraordinaire, community activist with contagious positivity-- and beloved sister-in-law. You succeeded in everything, now rest in peace. Your legacy will live on in your multiple offspring and friendships. Love, Gary
Gary Baughman
Family
October 17, 2020
Sending our love, remembering so many wonderful Sue moments and keeping you in our prayers. Love, Ann and Morris Winkle, Shannon, Gary, Sydney and Grant Middleton
Shannon Middleton
Friend
October 17, 2020
What a dynamo Sue was! Always loving and always serving, with a smile. I don't ever recall her sitting down, we are all richer for knowing her. What a testament to the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ in her life. She is made new now and with the Lord! Thank you so much for the privilege to hear so many testimonies of her life, she will be greatly missed, but her legacy lives on!
Luke Ture
Friend
October 17, 2020
Love to the Delancey’s,

Cindy and Mike O’Hair
October 17, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Mark, Kerrie, Skylar and the rest of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Regina Clary
Acquaintance
October 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Hardy and Pat Cruse
Friend
October 17, 2020
Sue was one of the first people I met when my husband and I first moved to Corpus Christi in 1976. She helped us find our house and she helped me find my way. I am forever in her debt. She showed me the way to get involved in this community and way to get through hard times. I will miss you Sue.
Linda A Prado
Friend
October 17, 2020
My memories of Sue begin about 35 years ago, as my mom’s friend and our realtor. Many years later she shared her involvement with the Japanese Sister City program. I will be forever thankful for our shared experiences - making new friends, learning about another culture, and sharing our city. What fun we had! She wore many hats in the years I knew her, and I remember her excelling at all of them. As a child, I enjoyed getting to know her when I joined the ladies for teas, showers, luncheons, and visits. Always poised, calm, and beautiful, I marveled how she could be raising 5 boys and stay so relaxed. (I now have 2 boys of my own, and I’m even more impressed with her!) I am certain that her life as a mom was fabulous and her heart was full, just as it always seemed.

As I grew up, she continued to be a mainstay in my life. She was there through celebrations and grief, and everything in between. I remember her strong faith, grace, practical wisdom, sincerity, and kind heart. She made everyone feel special, and heard. She gave support and shared strength. I miss her. I will never forget her, and was blessed to have had her in my life for so long. I am thinking of the entire Dulaney family with love and sympathy.
Holly Hubler Saunders
Friend
October 17, 2020
All our love and prayers to the Dulaney Family as you grieve the loss of a phenomenal lady.
We remember her deep love for her family, her energy, those ever smiling clear blue eyes; and so many memories which began in the 60’s! Heaven is rejoicing!!!!
Forney&Conoly Families
Friend
October 16, 2020
I am very sad to hear the news of Sue's passing. The Dulaney family has been in been in my life for as long as I can remember. My parents shared a long friendship with Mike and Sue, and continued to stay in touch when my parents moved away from Corpus. I am wishing the family comfort in their wonderful memories of the matriarch of a special family. Lots of love from Carl and Carla.
Carla Crownover
Friend
October 15, 2020
Although I didn't know Mrs. Dulaney I was very sorry to hear of her passing. When we would run into one another we'd have brief conversations. She knew My children were patients at her husband's pediatric clinic so we'd just stop and exchange brief words. Her son's place of business was in the neighborhood where I lived so we would run into each other quite frequently. I found her to be a very lively and interesting, and interested, person and enjoyed running into her every time. May the angels lead her to Paradise. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. My deepest sympathy to Dr. Dulaney and the family. May God bless You all.
Josie Perez
Acquaintance
October 15, 2020
We developed a business relationship with son Mark and found him to be a delightful person that we could count on for many of the local events. Now that we read about the home that he lived in, we see how his parents instilled in him the strong attributes that he reflected. We hope that the family memories will bring solace in this difficult time.
Manny y Norma Barrienetes
Friend
October 15, 2020
I remember meeting Mrs. Dulaney at the Doctors Lounge at DCH few years ago and she and Dr. Dulaney told be about the $2-50 goals challenge. Quite clever and inspiring! May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dr. Maricela D. Gulbronson
Coworker
October 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss, remembering the early years from your friends and classmates of 1954 (Mike) and 1956 (Sue).
Zanesville High School Alumni Association
Classmate
October 14, 2020
Our hearts go out to you. You are in our prayers.
ANITA WOOLSEY
Friend
October 14, 2020
A beautiful person both inside and out—knew her very little but always admired her! My condolences to Dr Dulaney and family.
Bertha Chapa Rimero
Acquaintance
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