Susan Rebecca Hepting Cox

May 23, 1960June 3, 2021

Susan Rebecca Hepting Cox, born May 23, 1960, always called New Orleans home. She passed away on June 3, 2021.

Every once in a while we are blessed with a gentle soul with a heart of gold. Before you know it, they are gone from us. Susan was such a soul. She graduated from Carrollton Presbyterian which she attended kindergarten thru high school. Susan then started her college career at LSU where she was a proud and active member of Phi Mu sorority and later earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UNO.

She spent the better part of her career in real estate, including 17 years with Stirling Properties as a property, project, operations, and mall manager on large commercial projects. She also worked for Latter and Blum selling real estate, following in her mom’s footsteps.

Susan’s true passion was for animals, especially horses. An equestrian from an early age, she became an avid competitor for a time, until an accident on a horse that she was training grounded her.

Her love of animals did not end there. Over the years she cared for animals of all kinds, including rescues. This came full circle in recent years when she adopted a rescue dog that she named “Tipper”, after her favorite horse. Susan also enjoyed hunting, writing and literature. She was an avid reader; loving and living life to the fullest.

Her family always came first. She was dedicated to caring for her father until he passed away and then her mom. Her loving and giving heart was a part of her lifelong quest to know and love God and Jesus and to share that love, especially with those who were hurting.

She’s preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Vanzadt Hepting, father, Floyd John Kirain Hepting; her brother, David Floyd Evan Hepting; her aunt, Nina Simerly; her uncle, Virgil Vanzandt; and her grandparents, Mr. Foy and Mrs. Eunice Vanzandt.

Susan is survived by her uncle, Lieutenant Colonel James Vanzandt; two nieces; five grandnieces; her cousin, Carolyn Jeanette Pearson; grandniece, Ms. Nicollette Paige Stoma; and innumerable friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Communion mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in honor of Susan and her mother Peggy Vanzandt Hepting. The service will be officiated by Father Rob Courtney of St. Paul’s Church. A reception will follow with details announced at the conclusion of the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114, or Humane Society of Louisiana, P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174. Email –


14 June

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana


Susan Rebecca Hepting Cox

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Karen Dane

June 8, 2021

I will miss you my friend.