Susan D. Smith

Susan D. Smith – 39 – of 99 ½ Steuben St., Hornell, died Friday morning (July 29, 2011) at St. James Mercy Hospital following a long & courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Gary, IN on March 29, 1972, she was the daughter of Sandra (Hughes) Smith.

Susan grew up in Canaseraga and was a graduate of the Hornell BOCES Program.  She resided in North Carolina for several years and has lived in Hornell for the past 6 years.

She enjoyed gardening, craft-working, and especially liked working on plastic canvas.  However, her true joy in life was raising, loving and caring for her children.  Simply put, her children were her life.

Surviving are her children, Andrew Smith of Avoca, Austin Strickland, Alecia Strickland and Lewis Blake Strickland, all at home; her fiancé, Keith Strickland of Hornell; her mother, Sandra Smith of Avoca; 3 sisters, Gina (Arthur Reilly) Morgan of Avoca, Sharon (Jim Kohol) Willis of Old Forge, PA and Brenda Lee (Kortnee Danielson) Smith of Hornell; 2 brothers, David Mosher, JR of Lawrenceville, KY and Michael Mosher of Savona; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Susan D. Smith will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral & committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Susan’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

5 Responses to “Susan D. Smith”

  1. Brendalee Smith says:

    Sue you are greatly missed and loved very much by many.. We know that you fought so hard and you wanted to keep fighting and that you did.. You are the most courageous person or individual i have ever met and if i ever come with a illness like yours i hope i have as half as much courage and strength that you had..i also know that you have touched so many people and you have helped anyone you could.. i love you sue and i miss you so much and you will be thought of everyday and missed… your kids miss you so much and they loved you with all of their hearts and souls.. so guide someone that needs it… sue i love you and miss you..RIP SUSAN D SMITH AND I WILL THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY…

  2. Ms. Buckley says:

    I was very saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. I didn’t know her, but her son was a student of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with Austin and his family as they go through this difficult time. Rest in peace Susan.

  3. Ms. Barker says:

    I was fortunate to come to know Sue when she was a student. Sue was a very quiet and caring person. I am so sorry to learn of her death. Keeping her family in my prayers at this time.

  4. Peggie Ravelingeen says:

    Sue I met you a little over a year ago and you were a every nice person.I wish I could of known you longer but the stort Time that I did was the best. RIP Sue you will be missed by your Family and firends.

  5. Rose Nobles says:

    So sorry to hear about Susan. I have not seen her in years but she was my neighbor in Canaseraga. When mom and I were talking about her passing mom said that girl always had a smile on her face. Mom and I are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember she will always be with you all.You had a heck of a fight Susan,Rest in peace..