Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX


Susan Sheridan

March 1, 1958August 25, 2019

Susan Sheridan, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on August 25, 2019 at the age of 61.

Susan was born on March 1, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York. When she was three, her family relocated to Houston, Texas where she became a lifelong resident. However, Susan was always proud to remind people that she was born a New Yorker. Susan grew up in the Memorial area and graduated from Memorial Senior High School. She spent many years working for Spring Branch Independent School District and took great pride in raising her children.

Susan was truly one of a kind. She loved her family fiercely and was a dedicated Mom and Noni. Everyone who knew Susan knew she had the biggest heart and would do anything to help someone, especially her family and friends. She made friends wherever she went, always rooted for the underdog, and was an avid Wheel Watcher. She loved the ocean, chocolate éclairs, an extra, extra rare steak and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite songs was Frank Sinatra’s My Way, and that was how she lived her life.

Susan is survived by her daughter, Nicole Vasek, son-in-law, Johann Odendaal, and grandson, Owen Odendaal, daughter, Jamie Nicholson and future son-in-law, Justin Berry, son, Robert Nicholson and daughter-in-law, Alice Vieville, nephew, Tom Roche and his family, and nephew, Nick Roche and his family. She is also survived by many close lifelong friends who will never forget her friendship. Susan is preceded in death by her brother, Mark Sheridan, father, Thomas Patrick Sheridan, mother, Julia Sheridan and sister, Julie Liles.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, Texas 77079. A reception to celebrate Susan’s life will be held immediately after at Hungry’s Café, 14714 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Susan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America


  • Memorial Mass Friday, September 6, 2019


Susan Sheridan

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Robin Emens

September 11, 2019

Susan and I grew up on Long Shadow Lane in Houston, Texas. We experienced so many firsts together. We learned how to be good friends that could come and go into each others lives without missing a beat. Laugh oh could we laugh together. She took me to my first day of college at A&M. Susan loved her all of her children and son-in-law and wanted only the best for them. They were her joy and Owen was such a blessing. We would talk about our Grandsons often. Susan loved her parents, brother and sister and missed them. None of us expected to lose Susan so soon. It breaks my heart not to be able to talk to her, but she will be with me always.

Valerie & Randy Robb

September 11, 2019

Randy and I miss Susan or as we called her "Sweetie". She was a longtime dear friend who loved her family and grandchild beyond words. Sweetie was a fun-loving person and full of life! May she rest in peace. We share your sadness for this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Randy & Val Robb

Jamie Kocurek

September 5, 2019

Sweet Sue,
My heart aches but I know you are at Peace. I thank God for our friendship and I thank YOU for being my friend. I will think of you and miss you every day for the rest of my life!

Love, Jamie

Cyndi (Charles) Moreno

September 4, 2019

My sweet Sue,
Some people come into our lives and touch our heart so deeply
that we will never be the same again.
That would be you and me. All the childhood memories we had, all
the family gatherings, all the ups and downs, all the births and deaths, all the school days, playing in the bayou and riding bikes.
I love you Sue, you were more than a friend; we grew up together since we were three we were family.
I will never be the same. You did touch my heart so deeply and knowing that there will never be another you breaks my heart.
So glad we were family. You will never be forgotten!

Mary Blair

September 4, 2019

Dearest Nicole, Jamie and Robbie,

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to each of you as you gather for support from all to lift and carry you through this final passage of your moms transition. We all loved Sue, admired her strength of character, her determination, outspoken energetic conversations but, most of all , her constant steadfast love and affection she verbalized often for each of you and grandson, Owen! Our lives will forever have dimmers on in memory of the radiant sunshine she ignited as she entered any room or gathering! Prayers for each as you grow in love, grow in family and unity with your spouses and children. Lovingly with Hugs to each, Mary Blair

Donna Krumblis

September 3, 2019

My first memory (of many) of Sue. It may have been late 70's when I met Sue. She had started dating Mike and I was the only female in that group at that time. She really did not care for me much and we were at some party together sitting out in the driveway. Some woman in a polka dotted dress walked up and she looked over at me, with a cigarette in between her fingers blowing smoke out and said, "Would you look at that dress" I remarked laughingly about how hideous it was and we started laughing until tears were rolling from our eyes. Kindred catty spirits I reckon. We were fast friends after that.
Goodbye Aunt Bag - you will be missed.
Love you, Donna

Betsy Paine

September 2, 2019

I grew up right around the corner from Susan and from Cyndi (Charles) Moreno. We spent countless hours riding bikes and just hanging out in the neighborhood. There was always an extra spark to our activities when Susan was around. I had lost touch with her since high school, but I’m sure her children and family will miss her terribly. Rest In Peace, friend.

Linda Carlson

September 2, 2019

Dear Nicole, Jamie and Robbie,

You have my deepest sincerest sympathy. I love you all very much and as you know, your Mom was my dearest friend and words cannot express how saddened I am. My heart is heavy as I think of your Mom and the blessing she was to me all these years. I will always remember the good times and laughter we've had together.

All of you have grown to be wonderful adults, with husbands and wife that make you happy. Your happiness was very important to her and of course baby Owen which filled her heart.

Love you to pieces,
Linda Carlson

Mimi Sutton

September 2, 2019

I have known Susan since Elementary School, She was always the same, laughing, kind to others. I have not seen her for awhile, but I remember her smiling face. My Prayers are with her family.

Samantha Berry

September 2, 2019

I am so grateful to have gotten to know this lovely, generous, and kind woman and mother of my son’s future bride -Jamie. She loved her children and grandson deeply and was at her happiest when surrounded by her family. She had a heart for all people and if she could help you- she did. Her children are a beautiful reflection of her spirit. You will always be in our hearts Susan❤️ , with love, Samantha