Susan Rae Landrum

Born July 30, 1945

Susan R. Landrum, age 72, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. Susan was born in Monroe, Louisiana to the late Jacob “Buster” Landrum and Rae Gentry. She is survived by her brother, Alex; sister Jean Hennington; nieces Lindsay Patton (Dale) and Lesley Brickman (Robert); nephews Jay Landrum and Jason Landrum and her “adopted little brother”, Wade Wyatt. She is preceded in death by her beloved brother, Wayne.

Susan loved New Orleans for all its beauty and diversity. She wore many hats while enjoying all the city had to offer. Throughout the years, Susan was a licensed real estate agent, worked for South Central Bell, Delta Airlines and Harrahs Entertainment. Her last few years were spent working and being part of her Kenner Seafood family. However, everyone that knew Susan knew her true passion was entrepreneurship. She owned several restaurants and lounges in New Orleans and Metairie. Her entrepreneurial spirit embodied every decision she made. Her life was never void of the sense of adventure or excitement. She will be missed by her eclectic circle of friends made throughout her life including several longtime friends of many years with whom she shared special times and memories. Susan was surrounded by many loving friends during her last days.

Special blessings and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cathi Fontenot for her compassionate care and friendship. Special gratitude and appreciation to close friend, Pamela Bryant, for her love and caring for Susan in her final days and throughout their forty-eight year friendship. Sincere thanks to Gifted Nurses and Passages Hospice, also angels in their own right.

Cremation was entrusted to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Upon Susan’s request, donations made to Animal Rescue of New Orleans would be greatly appreciated in honor of her many fur babies. In accordance with Susan’s wishes, there will be no memorial service at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences or leave a special memory online at


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Matthew Chance

December 11, 2017

Even though I've only known Susan a few years, she was one of my favorites. Always ready with a smile and a question about the big sports game of the day. She is a friend who will be truly missed.

RIP, sweet girl.


December 11, 2017

We met Susan in 1983. We had gone to the Soiled Dove Saloon Bar to hear Tim Williams and her band. Over the years we became good friends, she was such a pretty woman inside and out. We learned of her illness to late, didn't get to talk or see her. So sad our good friend is gone but we have years of good memories. She will never be forgotten by us or her many friends. Until we meet again "SUZ" we miss you, love you.

December 10, 2017

Even thought I only knew Susan 3 to 4 years, I am grateful God saw to it our paths crossed. Susan always had a big beautiful smile for everyone she met. Susan always reminded me of a beautiful ray of light and her big beautiful blue eyes , melted my heart . I enjoyed our many conversations about travel, and the many heart warming stories of Susan's childhood. The heavens are a little brighter now with you shinning a ray of light on all of us. I will always miss you Susan. Thank you for your friendship.
Sincerely, Neal Seago

Tim Williams

December 10, 2017

The first gig I had in New Orleans was at Susan's bar, Good Friends Bar, in the French Quarter. That started our 40+ years of love, laughter & friendship. Susan, the world is a much colder place without you in it.

Sue Canale

December 9, 2017

Susan,what a beautiful lady who really enjoyed life....She did so many different things....I was honored to meet Susan through my dear friend Pam Bryant,when I visited New Orleans....Will always remember her daiquiri bar.....
She love to let the good times roll,,

Kathleen Ford

December 7, 2017

Susan was one of the kindest and most full of life people I ever met. I will miss her smiling face popping into the office just to say hi. The world is a little bit dimmer without you, Susan.

Cathy McGehee

December 2, 2017

The last time I saw Susan was at her 70th birthday party at the Max. We spoke at that time of her UBER driving at which time I received her card. I had no idea that Susan was ill, and deeply regret that we had not spoken as we did many times when each of us had birthdays. Please let me know when the celebration of her life will be held. Cathy McGehee, Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, 430 Notre Dame Street, New Orleans, La. 70130 504-451-9087.