A funeral service for Jacksonville’s Pansy Suggs will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Sonny McFarland will officiate. She is buried in Jarratt Cemetery.
Pansy Ruth Suggs was born on January 4, 1932 and went home on April 18, 2021 at the age of 89 to be with her Lord and Savior.
She was a housewife all her life. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, traveling, playing game shows, visiting casinos, talking on the phone, and most importantly, having big Thanksgiving parties and spending time with her family. She was known to everyone as “Mamaw”, had five generations of children, and never met a stranger. Her door was always open for a hot meal and a cup of coffee.
Pansy was preceded in the death by her husband of 51 years, Paul Suggs; her parents Ernest and Lottie Carpenter; three brothers: Harold, Alfred and Buddy Carpenter; a granddaughter, Melisa Whiteley; and two grandchildren, Jason Bolton and Christopher Paul Bates.
Remember her brother Travis Carpenter and her wife Elizabeth. Sister Carolyn Smith; seven children: Lucky Suggs and wife Angela, Clay Suggs, Paula Ruth French, Leona McKee, Robie Suggs, Cathy Suggs and Carolyn Thompson and husband Sam. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Nikki and Tracy Pryor, Wes and Kim Caveness, Clay Caveness, Gregg and Patricia Caveness, Sterling and Abigale Suggs, Bronson Suggs, Willow Suggs, Crystal Salazar, Landon Suggs, Shane and Holly Thompson and Sherlyn and Dean Garroute. She had 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren: Wes Caveness, Clay Caveness, Gregg Caveness, Cody Clark, Jeff Pryor, Sterling Suggs, Bronson Suggs, and Landon Suggs.
The family will welcome visitors to the Autry Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 2pm Wednesday afternoon, followed by a funeral in Jarrett Cemetery. After the service, the family will meet at Gregg Caveness’ home, 9485 FM 347N, for dinner and to celebrate Mamaw’s life. Everyone is welcome.
We’d like to say a special thank you to East Texas Hospice Laura Parker and Legacy for looking wonderfully and compassionately for our mother and all of those who helped.
Donations can be made to East Texas Hospice, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701 or New Emmaus Baptist Church, 3140 FM Road 856 N., Troup, TX 75789.
Published on April 19, 2021