Susie Mae Graham was born on August 16, 1928 in Yalaha, Florida the second child of the late Thomas & Mary Mosby Graham.
Educated in the Public School System of Marion County. A graduate of Bethune Cookman College (University) in Daytona.
June 8, 1952, she married Reverend Thomas Avon Fulton. Three children were added to this union, Lydia, Timothy and Sherri Kay.
Susie Mae Fulton was employed with the Marion County Public School System as an elementary school teacher. Retiring after 30 years of service.
Susie was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church with a great love for Mt. Zion, the A. M. E. Church and God’s people everywhere. At Mt. Zion she has served on numerous boards and auxiliaries including, The Steward Board, the Stewardess Board, Superintendent of Church School, as Church Treasurer and as President of the Addie Johnson Women’s Missionary Society and the sanctuary Choir. She has served on The Mary L. Jennings Area Women’s Missionary Society as Promotion and Missionary Education Director. On the conference level she has served on the then Orlando Conference Minister’s Spouses Alliance as President. She was a Delegate and an Usher to the Annual Conferences. As a member of the Eleventh District A. M. E. Church she attended the Quadrennial Conventions as a delegate and as an observer during the span of 1980 and 1990’s.
In the community Susie served as Chairlady of the Children. Defense Fund and participated in several other spiritual and social organizations within the Greater Ocala area.
It was Susie's desire to do something good every day to help the fallen by the way, to bring back those whose gone astray; to bring some wanderer to the fold, to shelter someone from the cold, to do God’s will as she was told, to be like the lord; It was her desire to teach some sinner how to pray, to help some traveler on the way, to lift up Jesus every day, to see His face when life is done, to meet the Father and the Son, to Hear Him say …….. My Child Well Done!
Throughout her walk she has touched the lives of many with her compassion and goodwill. On Monday, December 16th Susie answered the Master’s call, she took the hand of death and followed her last breath to the other side, to go beyond the realm of time, away from the light of day, away from the living world; beyond the tears, beyond the pain and suffering to the ecstasy of perfect peace, where her spirit soars above the earth defying gravity, lighter than air.
Susie loved her family and was a good cook, she inherited her cooking skills from her Mother and her mother’s sister, Aunt Martha. The holidays have not been the same without her b-b-q pig feet, baked turkey necks, cheesecakes, fruit cakes, greens, meatloaf, sweet potato pies, potato salad, pound cakes and pilau rice just to name a few.
She loved to shop and spend the whole day spending time & shopping with her grandchildren. Some of her favorite stores were Belk-Lindsey, Macy’s, JC Penny and thrift stores. She was a bargain shopper and took advantage of the sales, stopping only go to Burger King for that Whopper sandwich she loved so well and then back to shopping.
Susie was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary Graham; her two brothers, Thomas H. and Arthur Graham; a daughter, Sherri Kay Fulton-Dozier and her husband, Reverend Thomas A. Fulton.
She leave to cherish her memories, one daughter, Lydia E. Felton of Cocoa; one son, Deacon Timothy P. Fulton of Ocala; one sister, Mrs. Edna M. Simmons of Ocala; nine grandchildren, Shaniece (Burney Jr) Vaughn of Orlando, Shaquita (Sidney III) Douglas of Ocala, Jabretta (Anthony Sr.) Reason of Ocala, Ronicka Ahyoung of Maryland, Dawn (Derris Sr.) Fountain of Pensacola, Jason Banks of Atlanta, Shantal Fulton of Maryland, Timothy (Philisha) Fulton of Oklahoma and Brandon Fulton of Seattle, Washington; 22 great grandchildren: Keyshawn, Zachary, Tyler, Sa’Mya, Jeremiah, Tykeem, JaBraun, Anthony Jr., Arianna, Jonaya, Jeriyah, Joseph, Timothy, Ti’Mari, Ti’Messa, Ti’Mya, Dylan, Devon, Derris Jr., A’Maya, Adrian and Eliza; six nieces, Chandra Simmons-Grant, Shelia R. Boddie, Vickie (Michael) Parker, Tammy (Alton) Lewis, Belinda Graham and Jacqueline (George) Fields; two nephews, Bernard Graham and Alfred L. Simmons, Jr.; other relatives and friends
“Memories of you will never be Forgotten”
Public Viewing will be on Friday, December 27, 2019, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Summers Funeral Home, 2238 NW 10th St, Ocala, FL.
Wake Service will be Friday, December 27, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Summers Funeral Home, 2238 NW 10th Street, Ocala, Florida
Funeral Service for Sister Susie M Fulton, will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion AME Church, 623 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, FL 34471.
Final Interment will follow in Shady Grove Memorial Garden, Ocala, Florida
Condolences can be signed at www.Summersfh.com
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