Susan W Saulsbury

December 8, 1948November 17, 2020

Carolyn Sue “Susan” Worrel Saulsbury passed away due to complications from cerebral hemorrhages suffered throughout her life on November 17, 2020. She was born on December 8, 1948 in Longview, TX to Travis and Bettye Worrel.

Susan earned degrees in Journalism and Home Economics from Mississippi State College for Women. She was an editor on her college newspaper and a member of Countess Social Club. She began her career writing for regional newspapers, then married Dennis in Brinkley, AR on December 4, 1975. After marrying and having children, she owned a custom picture framing business for over 40 years where her artistic insight was invaluable. She also pursued her interest in holistic nutrition while working as a nutritionist at the local hospital.

Susan was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother, and a caring daughter. She had an optimistic outlook, a patient nature, and she always found ways to help others in her community. She was a Sunday school teacher at New Covenant Fellowship church. After retiring, she spent her spare time writing poetry and tending her vegetable garden and fruit trees.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, daughter Dena (Attilio Monaco) of Bedford, NH, parents, Travis and Bettye Worrel of El Dorado, brother, Buddy Worrel (Nancy Arn) of El Dorado, and granddaughter, Katelyn West of Star City, AR. She was preceded in death by her son, Spencer Saulsbury.

A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Interment will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

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Debra Perdue

November 24, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn of Susie's passing. We spent many years together as young mothers at Marrable Hill Baptist Church and later both working at MCSA together. Susie was a dear friend to me and I learned so much from her about nutrition. Susie was there when both my children were born into this world and she left this world on my youngest sons birthday. She was a soft spoken kind and gentle spirit. A woman who truly loved the Lord. May Gods grace comfort you in your time of great loss. Debra Perdue.

J Parks Hammond

November 21, 2020

Susie was a remarkable person, always cheerful with a kind word for everyone. I worked with her as she started her framing business at Central Paint. The world is a dimmer place without her.

My condolences to her family and friends.

Deborah Kurylas-Yee

November 20, 2020

I remember Susie and the Worrel Family from the neighborhood. Although I didn't know her well, my sister and Susie were closer in age, she seemed like a wonderful girl. Mrs. Worrel was my third grade teacher whom I'll never forget. May all the many special memories with Susie surround you with comfort in the coming days.

Steve Attaway

November 20, 2020

I always treasured knowing the good people I met in my life. Susie was high on that list. She was a fountain of knowledge and a pleasure to be around. She will be missed until the hereafter.

Toni McGowen Ashcraft

November 19, 2020

I will always remember Susie as a fun and caring person. We were neighbors for many years. We enjoyed many laughs together. She will be missed. May all the special memories comfort her family and friends.
Until we meet again,
Toni McGowen Ashcraft


November 18, 2020

Susan was a sweet easy going lady. I worked with her for a few years and enjoyed her so much. Susan had an eye how to make customers photos and art pop with just the right matting and framing. She was very serious about nutrition, most of all she never hesitated to talk about the Lord and quote scriptures. Susan married one of those Saulsbury guys just like I did and I will always believe it was meant to be because it lasted till the Lord called Susan and my Johnny home. Forever in our hearts with precious memories.


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