November 5, 1950 – August 7, 2018
Suzanne “Sue” Vizard, 67, born in New Orleans November 5, 1950, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 after tireless nights with loud rowdy loving siblings and an unforgiving battle with cancer. Sue was predeceased by her father Anthony Vizard and brother Patrick Vizard. She is survived by her mother Emily Waguespack Vizard; sister Beth Lambert (Hugh), brothers: Phillip Vizard (Ellie Brooks) Los Angeles, Michael Vizard (Becky) St Joseph,LA., and Kevin Vizard. Neices and Nephews: Palmer, Hillary, Meritt, Reyn, Demian, Wolf, Eliza, Sarah, Ross, Brooke, Patrick, Taylor, J.R., and Thomas. Sue attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Loyola University but was more of an autodidact than academic. She learned best by living. Sue was a devoted employee of Continental Airlines, and received special meritorious recognition from the Mayor and the City of New Orleans for her efforts to assist evacuees and victims of Katrina, never leaving her post during the devastating flood and disaster. Above all she adored her nieces, nephews, and godchildren. She had a favorite motto based on an anonymous quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away.” This was demonstrated through her love of the arts, including photography, painting, and pottery, her love of wildlife, marine life, the environment…….And a life accentuated by a smile and laugh as bright as the sun. The family deeply appreciates the love and prayers extended by the staff and many friends from her residence at the Federal Fibre Mills, as well as, dear friends from Jacksonville, FL and NC. The family extends a special thanks to: Sharon Brannan, Lisa Powell and the entire staff at The Azaleas at Woldenberg Village; Jeanine and Passages Hospice Care……Also, special thanks to Alma Franco and Shawn Armstead, as well as, the doctors at Touro Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorials or donations to Cancer Research, Alzheimer’s Research, Nat’l World Life Federation, or charity of choice. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 12 noon. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 11:00AM. Interment will be private. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com
- Sue was predeceased by her father Anthony Vizard and brother Patrick Vizard. She is survived by her mother Emily Waguespack Vizard; sister Beth Lambert (Hugh), brothers: Phillip Vizard (Ellie Brooks) Los Angeles, Michael Vizard (Becky) St Joseph,LA., and Kevin Vizard. Neices and Nephews: Palmer, Hillary, Meritt, Reyn, Demian, Wolf, Eliza, Sarah, Ross, Brooke, Patrick,
- Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
- Memorial Mass Thursday, August 16, 2018
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August 16, 2018
Part 2... (Sue would've totally laughed at my message being too lengthy and having to be split in two and said something along the lines of, "Hah, Haley, never!")
She was a constant source of love and comfort and kindness and optimistic realism. She always stood up for what is right, and she could always make me laugh. She was an incredibly good and loyal friend. She truly is a bright light that will continue to shine on in all the lives she touched. I wish I could've and would've seen her more before her passing, but I know she knows how much I love her and what a special bond we had. I'm sending all of her friends and family love and hugs. Sue was truly special. I'm so grateful for having her as my friend, and will always carry her light with me. I'm a better person for knowing her.
August 16, 2018
Sue has been my neighbor and my friend for the last few years at FFM, and I am so deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful friend. I am sending so much love to all of her big, amazing family.
We became close friends quickly and I always loved and looked forward to our courtyard talks. I loved listening to all the stories of her family and closest friends, both current and past. She loved all of you so very much. I feel like I know many of you even though I don't, and you all truly seem like absolutely wonderful folks.
I loved listening to everything that made her laugh and smile so bright; her stories of being a young girl at Sacred Heart, beloved time spent in Atlantic Beach, working at The Warehouse, working at Continental, traveling, going to concerts, family get togethers and more. In the midst of her telling me a great story one morning about Bruce Springsteen from her Warehouse days, she showed me an awesome photo she had of them playing pool that night. I had her send it to me and just pretended that I wanted it, but had it blown up as a surprise for her later that year. This very moment I can still see her face lighting up and feel her hug when I gave it to her. Her friendship provided me with such love and joy, so I was thrilled to do something so simple that made her smile so big!
I loved her sharing with me the beautiful photos she always took of nature on her phone around the courtyard and neighborhood, those which only someone who truly knows to stop and smell the roses would notice. I'm an ER doctor and work too much for my own good, and when I was too exhausted to have a conversation and felt bad for not having the energy, she always completely understood and sympathized and comforted me in a loving and motherly way. She always looked out for me. Her way of looking at the world always reminded me to slow down and look around and take a deep breath.
To be continued, as I have reached the text limit.
Fr. Peter kuligowski
August 16, 2018
Prayers and thoughts to all of you in this very difficult moment from St. Joseph and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Family, St. Joseph Louisiana... Eternal Rest Grant Her o Lord!
August 13, 2018
I am so saddened to hear of Suzanne's struggle with Cancer and her passing. I remember so many fun times with her when we were young and am overwhelmed by her many accomplishments and creative gifts. My thoughts and sympathies go out to all of her very large family and friends.
Peggy Rachal Wagner
August 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Suzanne's passing . I will always remember her beautiful smile and vibrant personality. May she rest in peace .
August 8, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Sue was our neighbor at the Federal Fibre Mills. We always enjoyed visiting with her when we saw her around the property as she was always kind & loved to share her latest experience at a great local restaurant. She will be missed by us and many other neighbors at FFM.
Trudi and John Stafford