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Sue Livingston

October 8, 1952 — February 27, 2024

Lizbeth Sue Thompson Livingston, age 71, a resident of Mobile, Alabama for 65 years, was born on October 8, 1952, in Akron, Ohio, and passed away peacefully on February 27, 2024 with her family by her side.
Sue was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Gerber Thompson, who just passed away in January. 
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 48 years, Burl E. Livingston, Jr., and her two children, Heather Livingston Guidry (Bert) and David Michael Livingston (Megan). She leaves behind two grandsons, Tristan and Landon Livingston. She was affectionately known to them as Nana. She is also survived by her loving mother, June Evans Thompson, and her devoted brother, Thomas D. Thompson (Dixie) and many nieces and nephews.
Sue graduated from high school at W. P. Davidson High School and The University of South Alabama. She taught school at Calcedeaver Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Alabama.
After staying home and raising their two children, Sue went to work for Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi where she worked for almost 14 years until she retired. In her husband's words, "When Susie entered the business world at Chevron, I noticed something that she was blessed with. She took control of everything that came across her desk, and she OWNED it ALL. Sue made strong and lasting friends while at Chevron. She would tell me the different names of people that she talked to and worked with every day, what she had helped them with and what they did at the refinery. She also knew how many children they had and how long they had worked at Chevron. "
He also added that "Sue was the better part of our marriage. She was the problem solver, the vacation planner, the homework instructor for our children, and as they grew, she grew into helping them with all their needs. Thankfully she had her father's talent for numbers, and she handled all of our finances. Sue loved her family and home deeply, and she was kind to everyone. My daddy told me the following on the day Sue and I got married, 'Son, you married up. You married a beautiful and intelligent lady, and you will have a wonderful life with Sue. Listen to her every day, and she will make you a better man. Dad was right...I married up!'"
Burl (Buddy) first cast eyes on Susie in junior high, and they started dating in high school. Susie was the apple of his eye, and Buddy was her rock who took magnificent care of her when she encountered health issues. Buddy never wavered from the phrase "I Do" from their wedding vows. And in his own words "two of the smallest yet strongest words that you can ever say".

We would like to express our appreciation for the kind and gentle care of the nurses at Springhill Senior Residence, especially Denise, Aloyis, Theresa, Pat, and Angela.
Donations may be made to USA University Hospital- Neurology Department.
Visitation will be March 15, 2024 from 10-11 at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home located at 6040 Three Notch Road followed at 11 for graveside services.
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