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Susan (Sararana ) Guerrero

August 31, 1958October 13, 2020

Susan Sararana Guerrero, 62, of Richmond, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Susan was born on August 31, 1958 in Makati, Philippines to (Ret.) Colonel Manuel Sararana, who preceded her in death, and Zenaida Sararana, with whom she lived and for whom she cared until her (Susan) death. In addition to being a loving and doting daughter to her parents, Susan was a most generous sister to her siblings and their families: Noel Sararana, his wife, Amparo, and their children, Emmanuel, Zerene and Christian Phillip; Elvis Sararana and his wife, Ruby; Leah Ortega and her children, Harljay, Irean Harl, Nicole, and Louie Glenn; and her baby sister, Irene, who was her partner in many adventures. A precious gift of a sister-at-heart for numerous friends, many called her "Ate," as she had become to them a trusted and fiercely loyal confidante, a wise counsel, a pick-me-upper, the consummate travel companion, and just a complete joy to be with. In her esteemed nursing profession, she was a competent, compassionate, and dependable co-worker to her nursing colleagues.

Susan loved life and she never did things halfway. She would break out in song, from "I Will Survive" to her beloved hymns and yes, even "The Star-Spangled Banner" without much prompting. As someone who was fond of dancing, she was always in front of any line-dance and could do a mean cha-cha. She loved to travel and had traversed the globe right after retirement. Moreover, she had a successful nursing career that spanned more than 40 years, many of which in a leadership role and influenced pivotal work that have become standards of care.

In everything that she did and for everyone she loved, she gave her all and if you happen to be a recipient of this life well lived, you are exceptionally blessed.

Beyond these well-deserved platitudes, what stood out for Susan was her intimate and dynamic relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she invited into her life when she was just 14 years old. This relationship informed and directed every season and passage in her storied life. She had a realization that her beloved Lord is constantly at work in and around her, so she took every opportunity to partner with Him in Kingdom work here on earth. As a long-time member of First Philippine Baptist Church in Missouri City, Texas, she was the most hardworking choir member, working those high Cs as loud and for as long as she could, and churning out the best choreographic moves during Cantatas. She also devoted her time to various ministry work. When the call for overseas missions was presented, she was one of the first to sign up, and she did so again and again. Even COVID, with its mandated distancing, did not stop her service as she took part in several virtual choirs for her home church, Makati Church of Christ Disciples in the Philippines.

In the ebb and flow that characterized her life, her faith was wrapped up in this truth which had become her life verse: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). She knew that God had a wonderful plan and purpose for her life, and she embraced it wholeheartedly.

"The Good Lord gave me a purpose. He allowed me to be here with you to share His love and to be a witness of the great things He has done for His mission to be fulfilled. The mission field is here and now. There is no better situation or place to share and experience God's goodness and grace. It is my prayer that each and every heart today will have a spiritual experience of knowing Jesus in a way that is life-transforming and joy-fulfilling. All Glory and Honor be to God!" (From Susan's personal testimony)

Services

31 October

Memorial Service

5:00 pm

Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX 77494

31 October

Catered Reception

6:00 pm

Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX 77449

Memories

Susan (Sararana ) Guerrero

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Rosie Erfe

October 23, 2020

Rosie Erfe

October 23, 2020

I thank our Lord Jesus Christ for your life, knowing and befriended you. You were full of life and laughter, love to sing and dance. You are one of the power voices in some of the First Philippine Baptist Church, Houston church cantatas. You taught us how to dance some Philippine folk dances that was show case during our church anniversary. Thank you for making beautiful memories with us during our month Europe tour in 2018. You have lived and served our God well. You will be missed.

Eula Altamirano

October 21, 2020

Met you in Virac when we went to a medical mission I remember your laugh and enjoyed your fun company. Rest In Peace.

Bing Caballero

October 21, 2020

Michelle / Bing Caballero

October 21, 2020

Dear Ate Susan - I miss you. I will miss hearing your beautiful voice, your funny stories of choir bloopers, your travel adventures, your outfits and many more. Thank you for joining the FPBC choir and working on the choreography, as always. I told you how proud I was of your accomplishments as a Nurse leader at MDACC. Your heart for mission work is a blessing to many. I will miss seeing you, how you light up a room with energy and bring joy to those around you. I praise and thank God for you. You are loved!

Raquel Concepcion

October 20, 2020

Rest peacefully in heaven Susan...I was really shocked when our friends Karen Ong and Ruby told me that you're gone already. I could hardly believe it. I won't forget our escapade in Bohol and Cebu Phils. I won't forget that you were so happy singing with the band. As what you said to Ruby...Dream fulfilled. Most of all while we were at our hotel room you kept on singing Star Spangled Banner. You'll be forever remembered! RIP

Carmela Nayve

October 19, 2020

Carmela Nayve

October 19, 2020

Missing you today, Ate San. These 2 pics popped up in my FB memory this morning. ❤️

Melanie Moore

October 18, 2020

Dear Cousin Susan,
It was a joy getting to know you. I only wish I would have taken more time off and came to Houston more. I’m happy we got to share memories cooking in the kitchen last Christmas season and our talks into the night! I will miss your beautiful voice and spirit and will cherish these memories I have of you. Love Melanie and Gage Moore

Ernest Dagohoy

October 18, 2020

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