Susan Richards

Susan Marie Richards (Suzy-Q) born on December 6, 1967 passed away February 29, 2016, at the age of 48.  She was born in Houston, grew up in College Station and graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1986.

Susan worked for Texas A&M University since 1997, most recently in the Health and Kinesiology Dept.  Susan loved her job and the people with whom she worked.

Susan was a proud mother and loved her children and grandchildren deeply.  She loved life, lived it fully and never met a stranger.  Anyone who knew her felt privileged to have been able to call her their friend.  She had an infectious smile and brought joy to those around her.

She is preceded in death by A. J. Richards “Papa”, and numerous aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her father, Robert Richards and his wife Marilyn; her mother Sandra Ellis; sister Rebekah Craig; daughter Gabrielle Allen; son Preston Foster; and grandchildren La’Jae and La’Jerrien.  She is also survived by close friends that she considered family; Leslie, Danielle, and Dawn.

Thank you to Dr. Erin Fleener and her staff for their wonderful care and compassion, the Oncology Dept. at St. Joseph, and Hospice Brazos Valley.  Though the nursing staff spent only a few hours with Susan, they were wonderful and caring.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 8th @ 3pm at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 2700 W. Villa Maria Rd.  Bryan, TX  77807.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717


  1. She was just a truly amazing person. Her love for her family was radiant and an example for many. An angel here and there always!

  2. My prayers are with you guys. Please know that everyone who knew Susan really thought a lot of her, loved her and will miss her. She had an infectious smile and laughter. Whenever she was around it was always exciting. RIP Susan, you deserve it after this long battle with cancer. Gabby and Preston, please know that Boyde and I love the both of you and the little guys too. Love Laraine and Boyde Nash

  3. My heart is heavy, but knowing your no longer in pain is enough to praise his name. I will miss you dearly. Your love was REAL! Even on your sick bed you always thought of others. My God has picked the best to service in his Kingdom. Until I see you again I love you!

  4. Oh Susy –
    I cannot recall when we met or how – just that your smile was never ending and you loved life and your family! I’m so sorry to hear this news. My condolences to your family and friends. You will surely be missed by many. Rest in Peace, sweet Angel!

  5. My condolences to Susan’s family and her dear friends. She is in a much better place – smiling and laughing, but no more pain! You will always be a favorite.

    Monica Smith

  6. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family. Words are inadequate to express my sorrow for your loss. I will miss Susan so much. I derive comfort from knowing she is no longer suffering. Nevertheless, I know this earth has lost a beacon of light – her smile simply lit up everything.

    Susan talked about her kids and grandbabies so much – the love she had for you all was evident. I hope it brings you comfort to know how deeply she loved you.

    God bless you all.

  7. May the Lord our God bring this family peace during this difficult time. My heart felt prayers are with you Gabby and your entire family. Your mother was a wonderful person and I am so honored to have been her friend in high school. May God be with you.

    Peace and Blessings

  8. Susan I love you so much it was a blessing that u enter into my life you alway kept that smile and made me laugh all the time at home and work my heart is heavy BUT MY GOD NEED YOU HOME WITH HIM NO PAIN THE ANGEL GAVE YOU THE CROWN OF LIFE NOW GET YOUR WHITE ROBE AND DANCE AROUND HEAVEN WITH MY UNCLE LANE TOGETHER FOREVER. Gabby/Preston GOD GOT YOU ALL LOOK TO THE HILL WHICH COMETH YOUR HELP ALL YOUR HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD JESUS


  9. Susan was truly one of a kind. She was one of the most genuine and heartfelt people that I have ever met and she made everyone feel like family. I wish I could be there today but Susan is always in my heart.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I have not seen Susan since she was just a few years old. Was very shocked to learn of her passing. My oldest son is one year younger than Susan. My prayers and thoughts are with Susan’s family.

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