Sue Tucker Briggs

July 9, 1928July 29, 2020

Sue Tucker Eason Briggs, a lifelong resident of Raleigh, died Wednesday, July 29, surrounded by her immediate family. She was predeceased in 2003 by Thomas Henry Briggs V, her husband of 56 years. Born on July 9, 1928 to the late Mary Frances Tucker and John Harvey Eason, Sue Tuck was devoted to her family, friends and community.

An active volunteer all of her life, Sue Tuck was the youngest ever to serve as president of the Junior League of Raleigh, and was honored to have turned the first shovel of earth for the groundbreaking of Hilltop Home. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Museum of Art, president of Raleigh Little Theatre, and held many offices in civic and cultural organizations. She was a lifetime participant in and supporter of theatre in Raleigh and reveled in her granddaughter’s success locally and worldwide. Sue Tuck embarked on a successful and rewarding career in real estate at age 55 with Simpson & Underwood, later Prudential York Simpson & Underwood.

She is survived by her adored daughter Barbara Scott Briggs Dupree and husband William A. Dupree III, and her granddaughters Suzanna Tucker Dupree and Sarah Scott Dupree, whom she cherished and who called her “Lala,” an adored name by all.

A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on Monday, August 3, at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020



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Linda Bamford

August 3, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Sue Tuck's beloved family. Sue Tuck was a remarkable woman who inspired me from the day I met her at least 35 years ago at Raleigh Little Theatre. One of my favorite memories of her is a farewell luncheon she organized for me in the newly opened Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre at RLT. Sue Tuck actually packed up her best china, sterling silver, and crystal and brought it to the theatre for the luncheon. Forever the perfect hostess, this occasion was no exception. She was charming, funny and just purely delightful. I will always cherish her memory and the good times we had at RLT. She was truly a leading lady and certainly a devotee of theatre, especially RLT. Bless her for the many joys she brought to so many, Her legacy will live on forever.

Sue Hill

August 3, 2020

Mike and I got to know Sue Tuck as a volunteer at NCT. She was an inspiration and a wonderful lady!! ❤️

Tommy Tripp

August 2, 2020

Very nice lady. Met Ms Briggs in the 60’s. Sorry to hear about her passing.

Serena Ebhardt

August 2, 2020

Barbara and Susanna— Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sue Tuck remains a force of inspiration in my life. She loved and encouraged us. Her support was lifelong. We are so grateful to be part of her legacy. Our hearts are with you.

-Serena Ebhardt & Family

Samuel Epperson

August 2, 2020

Thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara, William, Suzanna & Sarah for God's peace and comfort at this time of loss. Martha and I have loving memories of time with Sue Tuck. Communion visits with her while at Barbara's home on Marlowe Road, then finally at Sunnybrook. We grew very close to her and memories will remain until we see her again in heaven.

Michelle Putterman

August 2, 2020

She was a constant presence with enthusiastic and loving support to Suzanna and all the young performers with NCT.

Mark Hagopian

August 1, 2020

My deepest condolences to Barbara, William, Suzanna and Sarah Scott and to the rest of her family and friends on the passing of LaLa. I truly enjoyed all of the time I got to spend with her and talk to her and loved her dearly. She will be missed and was an amazing woman like no other that was loved and respected by so many which was the truest testament to how beautiful she was inside and out.

May her memory be eternal.