McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO


Susan Rebello Black

October 6, 1969September 3, 2019
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Susan Rebello Black, 49, passed away September 3, 2019 in La Jolla, CA. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 PM Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, KS. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2019 at the church. Susan requested that if you are attending the service to please wear bright, festive colors.

Susan was born in Fall River, MA and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1991. She graduated from Boston College in 1991 with a degree in Communications. She worked at Rockhurst University as the Director of Graduate Admissions until the birth of her first child. From that point on, she was a full-time mother and wife. Susan was a member of Nativity Parish where she served as the Presidents of MOYC and PTO, and co-chaired the Nativity auction. She also served on the St. Tomas Aquinas Extravaganza committee for three years. She was a member of Blue Hills Country Club and enjoyed playing tennis. Susan enjoyed travelling, baking, trying foods from other cultures and entertaining on a large scale. She was an avid boutique shopper and was a very devoted, proud and caring mother to her two daughters. Her happiest moments were when her daughters were born and when she surprised her husband with his 50th birthday party and surprising her parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. Her favorite place in the world was Paris, France. Susan’s favorite food was white asparagus angniotte at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, followed by Rhode Island lobster rolls and stuffed quahogs. She was a voracious reader and loved reading on the beach (her favorites were Second Beach in Newport, RI and Turks & Caicos). Susan thought that the most beautiful place she had ever been was Bora Bora.

Susan was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Emilia Medeiros and her paternal grandparents, Gilbert D. and Isabelle Rebello. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, John A. Black; 2 daughters, Nelle and Isabella Black; her parents, Gilbert and Nancy Rebello; aunt and uncle, John and Joan Medeiros; cousin, Amy Morse and her daughter Savanah; and her 2 dogs, Baby Doll and Oliver.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 13, 2019


Susan Rebello Black

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Madalena Jacobson

September 11, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of Susan's passing. I remember when Susan and her Mom would spend the day with my son David and I for a play date together. We didn't get to see Susan after we moved to Texas and she moved to Kansas but I have wonderful memories.
You and Susan's family are in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time,
Love, Madeline & David

Joe Hart

September 11, 2019

John, I was sorry to hear of the death of your wife, Susan. She seemed like she had so many things that she enjoyed living for and your loss along with your two daughters loss of their Mother will be hard. I enjoyed hearing about her positive attitude during her time of illness.
God Bless You and your daughters.

Joe Hart

Stacie Cronberg

September 10, 2019

Sweet friend -
You were my first friend in Kansas City and I love you. We had so many laughs! You are an amazing mom and I know you are watching over your beautiful daughters.
I miss you.

john medeiros

September 9, 2019

To the Black and Rebello Family

We are so sorry to hear of Susan's passing, please know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you. Susan always brought light into every room she entered. She will always be in our hearts and memories. Susan was a truly beautiful person.

Uncle John and Kathleen Medeiros

Lillian Urban

September 8, 2019

We are so saddened by Susan’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was an idol to our daughter, Jen. Our hearts are broken, sympathy to all who were blessed to have known her. Love and Peace to all. The Urbans.

Susan LePage

September 6, 2019

To the Black and the Rebello Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. Please know that thoughts and prayers are for John and his daughters as well as Nancy and Gil,

My sincere sympathy,

Susan LePage and Family

Barb Bruns

September 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. What a great mother. She will be missed so much. Nelle you have been in my prayers daily for so long. Those prayers continue for you and your family.

Diane & Dan Pontes

September 6, 2019

So sorry to hear of Sue's passing, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this incredibly difficult time. Can stop thinking of her and Jeff as babies. 💕 The world has lost a beautiful soul!

Joan Brittain

September 5, 2019

Remembering your beautiful face and shiny dark hair sitting next to John in the boat at the lake. My sincerest condolences to John & daughters, and to Susan’s family.

Troy Thomas

September 4, 2019

Dear old friend. One of the kindest souls I've ever known. You will be missed. Was hoping to reunite on this plane one day. It will have to be the next one. Rest easy Susie. John and family my thoughts and blessings are with you