OBITUARY

Mary Sue Tadlock

January 13, 1932October 16, 2020

Mary Sue Tadlock passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. She was born January 13, 1932 in Mize, Mississippi to E.M. and Lottie (Martin) Maddox, the second of three daughters. Sue attended schools in Mississippi, received a Bachelor of Science in 1953 from Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women) and a Master of Science in 1965 from Texas A&M. She was one of the first women to receive a graduate degree from Texas A&M. Sue spent thirty-five years in education as a classroom teacher, elementary counselor, psychological examiner, evaluation specialist and coordinator of the achievement testing program in the Little Rock School District (LRSD). She was a thirty nine-year member of Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional organization for educators. Sue also served as a member of committees for the Arkansas State Department of Education on Instruction and Testing. In July 1993, she retired from the LRSD and enjoyed traveling to Europe and throughout the US, being with friends and family and cooking, sewing and playing card games. Her life centered on home and family especially her grandchildren who called her Mimi. She instilled love and kindness and strong spiritual and work values reminding them to “Make every day count”, “Be goal-oriented” and “Do something, don’t just sit there”. Sue was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR 1967-2019 and served in many areas including Chairman of the Board-Board of Trustees, Sunday School teacher and Youth counselor. She and her husband joined Salem United Methodist Church in Conway in 2020. Survived by Bill C. Tadlock, husband for over 72 years, their four daughters Brenda Wright (Rusty), Becky Ross (Tim), Beth Jain (Ati) and Barbara Hobby (Russ), twelve grandchildren Justin Wright (Jessica), Jonathan Wright (Sarah), Kristen Edwards (Brian), Sean Rhodes (Rachel), Matthew Rhodes, TK Smith (Jennifer), Brittany Rhodes (Mitch Peterson fiancé), Lauren Ross, Sarah Ross, William Ross, Vijay Jain and Maya Jain; six great-grandchildren Carthan and Charlotte Rhodes, Elle and Wilson Wright and Emerson and Chloe Wright; a sister, Jimmie Frierson and brother-in-law Bob Tadlock (Jane) and a host of extended family and friends, all who will miss her dearly. A Service in Celebration of Sue’s life will be held for family at Salem Methodist Church in Conway, AR on Wednesday, October 21. The family requests memorials be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 1018 Salem Road, Conway, AR 72034 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or https://www.heart.org. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.griffinleggettconway.com

The service will be broadcast by Salem Methodist on YouTube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeHa1dDuq-gnVx8Vknt82Eg

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Stan Lewis

October 19, 2020

Our prayers are with the family of Sue Tadlock. Our years of living nearby she and her family in L.R. and the friendship and love she always gave to us remain in our memories.

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Bob and Susan Lilly

October 19, 2020

Becky,

Bob and I were so sorry hear of your mom’s death. I know you were very close and it’s a huge loss for you. I pray that God will comfort you during your grief and give you strength during the coming days.

Love, Bob and Susan

Susan/Paul Smith

October 19, 2020

It was so good 2 work with u in Little Rock Public School. You were always so kind 2 me & the other staff. U were extremely knowledgeable & helpful 2 everybody. Thanks 4 ur good work.

Shayne Smith

October 19, 2020

My wife (Tracy) and I wanted to extend our sympathies to the Tadlock family. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Tadlock as a child and will always remember her for her graciousness and her grace. While I had more experiences with your Dad on the fishing trips that he and my Dad took together that I was fortunate enough to get to go on, seeing your Mother's obituary reminded me of a flood of good memories associated with the Tadlock name. She was a beautiful person inside and out. No doubt you have a treasure of good memories.

Margaret Loflin

October 19, 2020

Aunt Sue was an inspiration to me. She told me that I could BE anything I wanted. She chided me with “use your stubbornness to your advantage “. I haven’t forgotten though it’s been almost 50 years.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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