Mary "Sue" Christopher Tanner

March 22, 1937February 6, 2019

Mary “Sue” Christopher Tanner, age 81 of Wilmer, Alabama went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. She was born on March 22nd, 1937 in Mobile, Alabama to Woodrow and Pearl (Graham) Christopher. Sue was a resident of Fairview, Alabama for many years. She lived a full life surrounded by her loved ones. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed reminiscing about precious memories. Sue was the business owner of Johnnie Cash Grocery in Fairview, Alabama. She was known by many and will be missed by those who love her.

She is proceeded in death by her two sons, Steve Tanner and Freddie Tanner. Her significant other of many years Earnest Burton. Her parents, Woodrow and Pearl (Graham) Christopher, brother Buddy Christopher, and sister Betty Hall.

Sue is survived by two daughters Melissa Tanner and Connie (Danny) Caylor, six grandchildren Steve Tanner Jr., Amy (Brandon) Wilson, Melinda (Allen) Holland, Hunter (Amber) Lewis, Mackenzie Caylor, Madison Caylor; four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other loved ones.

A visitation for Sue will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Camellia Missionary Baptist Church, 10661 Moffett Rd, Wilmer, Alabama 36587. A celebraton of life will occur Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Camellia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 10661 Moffett Rd, Wilmer, Alabama 36587.

Serving as pallbearers are Allen Holland, Brandon Wilson, Hunter Lewis, Steve Tanner, Jr., Sheldon Gunter, Luke Fincher, and Ethan Denmark.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Tanner family.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Celebraton of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019

Mary "Sue" Christopher Tanner

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