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    Brooksville, FL 34601

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“Continued condolences on the loss of your Mom. Not tech savvy and just stumbled across this page. She was a wonderful example of a life well lived...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Raymond J. Underwood - FL

“Saddened to hear of Susan's passing, she will be missed by all her classmates. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gary Gardner - Goose Creek, SC

“I am so saddened to hear of Susan's passing. Susan was truly a beautiful lady both inside and out. She could always be counted on to be the voice of...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Harden-Frye - Brooksville, FL

“Enjoyed visiting with her at our last class reunion.So glad she was there. I know she wasn't feeling the greatest. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lavenia [Fletcher] Housley - FL

“I went to "school" with your mother and was so sorry to hear about her passing...Please know that my thoughts, prayers and support are for you at...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Ericksen - UT

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: T V

“Dearest Christy and Cathy, It saddens me so that we all have lost such a beautiful soul. Susan was such a good friend to me and was always...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ann Daniel-Borgialli - FL

“My deepest condolences, rest in peace Ms. Susan Wall. It truly was an honor& a pleasure to have known you ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Perez-Pacheco - Spring Hill, FL


Susan R. Wall, of Brooksville, Florida, passed into Heaven on February 15, 2017, while under Hospice Care, after battling multiple health issues stemming from a heart attack and stroke in 2006. Her two daughters were right by her side during her time of passing. She lived her life with great integrity, love and compassion. She will be deeply missed, forever cherished and fondly remembered.
Susan May (Russell) Wall, was born on May 22, 1943, at Camp White, in Medford, Oregon. She spent her early childhood in Nevada, Iowa, where her mother's family resided. In 1950, she moved to Brooksville, Florida, where she spent the rest of her childhood years. During high school, Susan was chosen to attend Girls' State and during her senior year she served as editor of the Leopard's Paw yearbook. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1961. From there, Susan attended the University of South Florida for two years; and then decided to transfer to Florida State University where she graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Science. She then worked for the Florida Extension Service (4-H Program) before pursuing her Master's Degree at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). Susan obtained her Master's Degree in Home Economics (Textiles) in 1966. It was during her time in Tennessee that she met her future husband. In 1970, she married Tom Wall, and they eventually settled in Jefferson City, TN., where they raised their two daughters, Christy and Catherine. After divorcing in 1988, Susan and her girls moved back to Brooksville.
In Tennessee her job's included: working for the Girl's Club of Knoxville, mentoring young girls; working with The East Tennessee Douglas Cherokee Community Action Agency, where she specialized in writing grants for the program; and serving as a high school homebound teacher. After returning to her hometown of Brooksville, Susan worked for The Junior Achievement Program of Hernando County. Later she became a teacher at Hernando High School, where she briefly taught Home-Economics, and proudly taught in the Teen Parenting Program for many years, mentoring and teaching many young girls, until her heart attack and stroke occurred in 2006, when she was sadly forced to retire.
Susan was a loving daughter, faithful wife, loyal friend to many, and an extremely devoted Mom. She was a Methodist by faith and volunteered during many Summers as the Coordinator for the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City's Bible School Program. She was also actively involved in the PTA, and was a very active homeroom Mom in Tennessee. Socially, Susan enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, was an avid reader, and also a very skillful and talented seamstress. However, her main joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, most especially with her Mom and two daughters "her girls".
Susan was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Russell; her mother, Edna Russell Underwood; her stepfather, Raymond W. Underwood; and her step-brother, Alan Underwood. She is survived by her daughters, Christina (Christy) Wall; Mary Catherine (Cathy) Roberts and her husband Christopher Roberts; grandsons, Christian Thomas Roberts and Rexland Anderson Roberts; and her step-brother Raymond J. Underwood, all of Brooksville, Florida.