Susan Vines Soriano

9 September , 195813 August , 2019
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Susan Vines Soriano, age 60 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Susan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend.

She and her husband Gary became part of the Chick-fil-A family in August 1977 when her father, Jeff Vines, opened Chick-fil-A at Eastdale Mall. Gary and Susan went on to open their own Chick-fil-A franchise in Auburn’s Village Mall in 1983. Susan loved her Chick-fil-A family. She loved the beach and special yearly trips as a family, especially watching the grandkids play and explore. She loved the Cardinals that play in her back yard - they were her God wink. She loved fireworks, especially watching from the balcony on the beach. Susan attended Frazer United Methodist Church for many years and most recently attended Church of the Highlands where she was part of the Legacy Team.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Gary Soriano; her daughter, Ashley Gill and her husband Blake; her son, Jason Soriano and his wife Ashley; her five grandchildren, Gracie Susan and Levi Nicholas Gill, Sydney Claire, Pearson Kennedy, and Ford Martin Soriano; her parents, Jeff and Evelyn Vines; her brother, Jace Vines; and her dear pups, Bully and Samson.

She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and left a legacy of love for them to follow. They brightened and enriched her life! Susan always lit up a room with her bright smile and quick wit. We take comfort knowing she is dancing in the arms of our Savior.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home with burial to immediately follow at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Soriano family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan's honor to the Montgomery Humane Society. Her love for animals and the work of the Humane Society will live on through your donations.

Due to the heat and Susan's carefree spirit, no need for coats and ties. Business casual attire acceptable.


  • Jason Soriano
  • Jace Vines
  • Zach Vines
  • Josh Vines
  • Blake Gill
  • Wes Woodham

  • Montgomery Humane Society


  • Visitation Monday, 19 August , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, 20 August , 2019


Susan Vines Soriano

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Brandon King

19 August 2019

There is no way I could pick just one memory of Ms. Susan. For much of my life from the age of 11 on, she was an ever-present and loving figure. She welcomed me into their home, gave me a ride home after school/practice, and always seemed genuinely happy to see me.

I was fortunate enough to see Ms. Susan as a "second mom" for much of my life. I will always cherish and appreciate everything her and her husband did for me.

Thank you Soriano family for sharing your wife and mother with us.

Paul Talbot

19 August 2019

I met Susan in the late 70’s through Gary while we were attending AUM. She welcomed me from day 1 and was always so warm and loving to me. She was so kind to everyone she met and always made sure we were taken care of. I am sending my love to Gary and his family. The words Gary said really touched me. Susan was a beautiful lady inside and out.

Hal & Loretta Bacon

18 August 2019

Loretta and I are so sorry for your loss. We love you and are praying for your peace and comfort at this difficult time. God bless you and keep you.

Karen Soriano

18 August 2019

I loved Susan the instant we met. She was a lovely lady who was so easy to laugh with and had the kindest heart. We had a perfect weekend together in Baltimore hiking in the park, eating in Little Italy, watching Eddie make his famous meatballs and catching an Eagles game in Philly. She even wore the Eagles gear and didn’t protest! It was fun to hear Gary, Susan and Eddie talk about their adventures and memories dating back 40 years!

She didn’t brag, but her accomplishments were many and she worked very hard on her successful business.

She so loved her family and was very proud of her husband, children and grands. With a heart of gold, she will be sorely missed by all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Karen and Ed Soriano

Susu Draper

16 August 2019

Looking way back to my years teaching on the old Fraser Campus of STJ, I remember when my seventh grade homeroom would be so excited when Susan was their “lunch sitter” for the day. She always brought the whole class treats...either lemonade or ice cream. I’ll never forget her smile that was always there.

Jan Morris

16 August 2019

Susan had such a sweet spirit when we lived in Arrowhead. We were so appreciative of the friendship with now our daughters family. We were blessed with our neighbors.

Edgar Grant

15 August 2019

Dear Family,
Mary Glen and I are saddened by the passing of Susan... we will always cherish getting to know ya'll at Frazer and AUM baseball... our hearts ache for you... ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers... I texted Win about Susan's passing, and he texted me back that he remembered that Susan "was a great baseball mom"... indeed she was, and much more.

Leslie Parkman

15 August 2019

Gary, Ashley, and Blake,

Pat and I are thinking of you at this difficult time. Gary, we always enjoyed catching up with you and Susan at Seminar every year. Our sincere condolences to you and family. Love you, buddy.
Leslie and Pat

Kristen Gielow

14 August 2019

Wishing Gary, Ashley, Jason and the family much peace and comfort during this time. I pray Susan is resting in perfect peace and surrounded by the love of Christ.

J M Reinhardt

14 August 2019

Loving God, Bless this Family with The Peace of Your Presence and Comfort Their Hearts with the Good Memories of the One we Love.
Bless Them with the Assurance that You Always Watch Over Your Children.
In Jesus Name We Pray, AMEN