Sue Owens Vickers, 85, of Crossett, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. She was born in Hamburg, Arkansas on November 28, 1937, to her parents, Noel “Mutt” and Mary Nell Carpenter Owens.
Sue had a God-given talent for transforming the undesirable into something beautiful, whether it be a piece of furniture, a room, or a building.
For years she dreamed of owning an antique shop. In May of 1992, she earned her degree in interior design and she and her husband, Bob, began work on a long-deserted building in the downtown area of Crossett. In July of 1993, they opened “Angels About”.
For seven years, Sue managed her tearoom and antique shop where her mother worked alongside her as a waitress. Sue published a cookbook with a collection of recipes from “Angels About” in 2002.
Later in life, following the mandate of the Lord, Sue transformed the sanctuary of her home church, Freedom Ministries, into a beautiful place to worship her Lord.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Kim Sue Hairston; one grandson, Brady Lee Hairston; and one great-grandson, Brayden Vernor.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Bobby Dale Vickers of Crossett; two sons, Jeff Hairston (Terri) of Chatham, LA, and Lee Hairston (Lynne) of West Monroe, LA; and one sister, Pam Stell (Jimmy) of Hamburg; along with one bonus son, Mark Vickers (Ginger) of Hermitage, AR; three bonus daughters, Kim Owen (Jerry) of Plano, TX, Stacy Bearden (David) of Redfield, AR, and Mandy White (Roy) of Crossett; eighteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7th, at the Freedom Ministries Church, 221 W. Pierce St., in Crossett, with Bro. Andy Connard and Pastor Robert Jones, officiating, followed by interment in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Bradley County under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Clint Hairston, Jake Meade, Jimmy Hale, Josh Creel, Bill Meade, and Ronnie Brown.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Union Hill Cemetery in care of Gwen Savage, 298 Dutch Hunter Rd., Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., prior to the service at Freedom Ministries.
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