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Susan Lee Atwell

January 31, 1949November 12, 2020
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Susan “Suzy” Atwell, 71, of Davenport, Iowa; passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at her home. Due to COVID restrictions, funeral services will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 4-5pm at Weerts Funeral Home; masks are requested and please follow social distancing guidelines. Memorials in Suzy’s name may be made to Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB.

Suzy was born on January 31, 1949 to Robert and Mary Beckley in Davenport, Iowa. On December 3, 1982, she married the love of her life, David Atwell, who adored her. Together they lived in Davenport, Iowa and raised their beautiful daughter, Jamie.

She loved her family with all her heart, as they did her. She always put their needs before hers. She was the glue that held the family together. She adored her daughter, granddaughters and great-grandchildren, raising them with unconditional love. She often spent her time playing with her grandchildren, decorating her house for the holidays, and planning various family gatherings. Suzy was often described by her friends as a wonderful Christian woman and this was shown often by her volunteering with different events at Church and with the kids that attended.

Those left to honor Suzy’s memory are her husband of 38 years, David; daughter Jamie Jo (Brandon) Powell-Meek; granddaughters: Amanda, Alyssa, and Isabel; great-grandchildren: Journey, Sawyer, and Morgan; her sisters Linda (Grant) Boyd and Tami Robertson; and her dog Riley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Monty and Jamie.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Beckley, Father (deceased)
  • Mary (Curtis) Beckley, Mother (deceased)
  • David Atwell, Husband
  • Jamie Jo (Brandon) Powell-Meek, Daughter
  • Amanda, Granddaughter
  • Alyssa, Granddaughter
  • Isabel, Granddaughter
  • Journey, Great-Grandchild
  • Sawyer, Great-Grandchild
  • Morgan, Great-Grandchild
  • Linda (Grant) Boyd, Sister
  • Tami Robertson, Sister
  • Riley, Beloved dog
  • She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Monty and Jamie.

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  • DONATIONS

  • Friends of Iowa CASA
  • ICFCRB

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Memories

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Hollie Swain

November 19, 2020

Dear David and Mackie,
Suzy was a very special friend - meeting her brought us many adventures - never dull. I still feel privileged to have gotten to go to Hawaii with her - meeting the parade grand marshal on the flight there and finding my nephew, Brian, that she used to babysit in one of the places we went to dancing to country music! I can still see her face when she found a neat dress at the Market and thought it came with a pin - only it was a HUGE roach! I will forever think of her with her "soft" giggle. Mackie, your note to your Mom showed how much you loved her but she loved you more! I am so very sorry that you all must grieve but she is whole and smiling and loving you always. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
Hollie

Jamie Powell-Meek

November 19, 2020

Mom,
I just wanted to tell you one more time how much I love you and what a wonderful mother and grandmother you truly were. You taught me everything I know about what love is for my family and what being a good mother and grandmother is. You also taught me dignity and grace. Everything I ever strived to better in my life was for you, because I knew you deserved it. I can only hope I was the daughter you needed, and a daughter you were proud of. I will never forget you, and I promise you that I will do my best to take care of the people you loved most.
I love you mom. My heart will forever be broken without you. Until I see you again,
Mackie

Cindy Hamerlinck

November 18, 2020

Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Suzy was an amazing person, so full of warmth, positivity, grace, love and always willing to help others. Her hugs were so comforting and her smile
was contagious. She will be missed by so many people but always remember how much she loved all of you and know that she will always be watching over you from above. Sending hugs and prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Dee Potsander

November 17, 2020

David and family,
I was shocked and am very sorry to hear of your great loss. I know that Suzy was a blessing to you and your family as well as many others. May the Lord keep his hand on your shoulders and give you and your family peace!
--Dee and family

Cindy Broadie

November 17, 2020

Dave and Family,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Suzy. She was without a doubt the sweetest and most kindhearted person you could ever know. When I think of Suzy, I will always remember her helping with nearly every children’s event or activity at church. She was such a faithful servant and the children were so blessed to benefit from her time and talents. She made an impact on so many. Our prayers are with you.
- Dave and Cindy Broadie

Lindsey English

November 17, 2020

Uncle David, Mac, Amanda and Alyssa,
I’m so sorry. Suzy was a angle on earth taken far too soon. I will cherish my memories of her and will always picture her sitting by the pool when I would come over to swim as a kid, and adult. She will be missed by so many! I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time.
-Lindsey English

Jill Jay

November 17, 2020

Dave, Brian and I are so sorry to hear about Suzy. I’ll always remember her smiling face and her kind heart. She will be truly missed. You’re in our prayers! Please let us know if you need anything.

Patricia Gillette

November 16, 2020

Susie was the best! So many memories flood my mind of when I helped her with VBS, or small group times, or swimming with my grands at her house. She was kind, a hard worker and so easy to know and work along side. A humble woman of faith and a woman who loved her family deeply.

Steve & Linda Garrington

November 15, 2020

Dear ones,
We have no words to express our sorrow at the loss of our dear sister in Christ. We have been part of the same church family for so many years. Our hearts are full of many memories of joy, kindness, and shared Christian fellowship.
During this time of grief, we pray that the Spirit of God will comfort you and hold you close. And we pray that He will bless you with the strength you need in the days and weeks ahead.
We, and all your family at Christ Church, continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time.

Ruth Lammers

November 15, 2020

David and Mac and Family,
Suzy was my dearest and beloved friend and sister in heart.
I have far to many wonderful and heart warming memories in my mind and heart to even list one. She was a beautiful soul.
My deepest sympathy to all of you, she was a pure example of Christ's love.
She will be deeply missed but may you have the comfort of knowing she is with our Lord.
In Christian Love
Ruth Lammers

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Biography

Susan “Suzy” Atwell, 71, of Davenport, Iowa; passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at her home. Due to COVID restrictions, funeral services will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 4-5pm at Weerts Funeral Home; masks are requested and please follow social distancing guidelines. Memorials in Suzy’s name may be made to Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB.

Suzy was born on January 31, 1949 to Robert and Mary Beckley in Davenport, Iowa. On December 3, 1982, she married the love of her life, David Atwell, who adored her. Together they lived in Davenport, Iowa and raised their beautiful daughter, Jamie.

She loved her family with all her heart, as they did her. She always put their needs before hers. She was the glue that held the family together. She adored her daughter, granddaughters and great-grandchildren, raising them with unconditional love. She often spent her time playing with her grandchildren, decorating her house for the holidays, and planning various family gatherings. Suzy was often described by her friends as a wonderful Christian woman and this was shown often by her volunteering with different events at Church and with the kids that attended.

Those left to honor Suzy’s memory are her husband of 38 years, David; daughter Jamie Jo (Brandon) Powell-Meek; granddaughters: Amanda, Alyssa, and Isabel; great-grandchildren: Journey, Sawyer, and Morgan; her sisters Linda (Grant) Boyd and Tami Robertson; and her dog Riley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Monty and Jamie.

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