Susan Massey Stawasz of Greenwood, LA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021, surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Susan was born on March 29, 1945, in Shreveport, Louisiana to Bess Faucett and Theophilus (Theo) Massey.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Bess and Theo Massey, and brother William D.Massey. She is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Frank Stawasz, her two daughters Catherine "Cathy" Elster (David) of Cypress, TX, Carolyn Hammond (Erik) of Shreveport, LA, and granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Hammond of Shreveport, LA.
Susan grew up in Shreveport. She graduated from Fair Park High School in 1963. She later attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, eventually earning a BA in Business in 1967. Susan went on to marry her lifelong love, Frank Stawasz. Upon marrying Frank, she joined First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport. She was an active member of the church, serving as a Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and Deacon.
Susan loved the outdoors; whether at Caddo Lake or the backyard, the outdoors made her happy. Susan was blessed with a green thumb. She was often found working in her garden, growing vegetables, and beautiful flowers. As an avid reader, you would often find her reading.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan Street, on Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. The family has requested donations to The Bridge Alzheimers and Dementia Resource Center or Volunteers of America North Louisiana in lieu of flowers.
The family would also like to send a special thanks to our cousin, Donna Williams. Donna served as Susan's Hospice nurse and provided comfort to all of us during this time.
Published by Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport on Nov. 23, 2021.