Susan -Ferris-Obituary

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Susan Kathleen Duhon Ferris

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jul 3, 1942 – Aug 15, 2019 (Age 77)

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On Thursday, August 15, Susan Kathleen Duhon Ferris passed away at the age of 77.  She was born in Welsh, Louisiana on July 3, 1942.  She spent most of her childhood in Jennings, before moving to Lake Charles as a young adult.  She worked at Calcasieu Marine National Bank in Lake Charles during the late 1970s and early 1980s.


Susan was known for her witty sense of humor, sharp tongue, and eternal love of Johnny Mathis music.  She loved gardening and spent lots of time taking care of her many plants, flowers, and bird feeders.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bertha Henry Duhon and Earl J. Duhon, and her brother Donald Henry Duhon.  She is survived by her husband, Stephen Ferris and cat, Charlie; her daughter, Aileen O’Neal Broussard and husband Joe; her sons, Keith O’Neal, Christopher O’Neal, and Matthew O’Neal; 8 grandchildren, Sarah (Tommie) Waters, Jamie (Corey) Oltz, Cameron Broussard, Chloe O’Neal, Nicholas O’Neal, Kevin O’Neal, Samuel O’Neal, and Hannah O’Neal; and her great-grandchildren, Ben Waters, Emily Waters, Cora Oltz, and Adriana O’Neal.  She is also survived by her brother Kenneth Earl Duhon, of Midland, TX; her sister, Carol Duhon Mack, of Jennings, LA; and many nieces and nephews.


In respect of her wishes, Susan will be cremated and a private family memorial will be held to honor and celebrate her life.  Cremation has been entrusted to Simple Traditions by Johnson Funeral Home.


Memorial donations may be made to Colorectal Cancer Alliance, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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Susan and I were childhood friends and attended school together in Jennings. She was special, funny, and fun to be with. I will always remember her beautiful face and personality.

I still remember the days we walked to school together, the singing in the church choir and the friendship we had for years. Wish we could have had a last visit together.

Believe it or not I know She loved me! She was always so kind to me, interested in what ever I had to say or was doing, Would have done anything for me and our family. Beautiful Kind Person. God Bless her.

Susan was one of the finest women, and a dear friend. She was also a great mother, and wonderful mawmaw. We all love her dearly, and she will be missed. Thank you for loving us, hold me a seat... until we meet again!

How I wish Susan could have had the joy of meeting Audrina I know she would have enjoyed her. Susan was very kind to me and I look forward to meeting her again someday!

Aileen, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the difficult days to come. May God give you peace and comfort you all. ❤