Susie Kay Downs

Saturday, February 2, 1963 - Saturday, November 24, 2018

Kind and Caring

Photo of Susie Kay Downs  - 1963-2018

Clyde- Susie Kay Downs, age 55, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family and people that loved her dearly.

Susie was born February 2, 1963 in Haywood County. She attended Tuscola High School and had been employed at Bogart's Restaurant in Waynesville for 17 dedicated years. She had worked at Home Depot and had also had been the owner of her own landscaping business in Haywood County. Susie truly loved spending time outdoors and working in her garden. The special times that she shared with her beloved family were cherished by Susie and she was very close to all of her family, especially her “Mama”.  Happy times for Susie were going to Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee and playing her favorite game, "Texas Hold’em."  She was a kind and caring person that always tried to take care of everyone. She was blessed with a strong will and her courage was an example for each of us to follow. Susie fought a most difficult battle but kept a strong and good spirit through everything that she was faced with each and every day. Susie was a blessing in our lives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Downs and her brother, Danny Ray Downs.

Surviving are her loving wife , Vivian “Viv” Land of Clyde; her mother, Evelyn Louise Goodson Wilson and her step-father Ronnie Wilson of Waynesville; a step-sister, Ann Clifton of Salisbury; step-brothers, Shane Wilson of Montreal, Canada, Cheyene Wilson of Waynesville and Chisum Wilson of Waynesville; aunts, Joyce Hughes and her husband, Arlie Hughes and Cathy Reece; an uncle, Robbie Goodson; special cousins, Brandy Sorrells, and Beth Hill and “Susie’s Sunshine “, Carsyn Mathis also a special cousin; special friends, Kenny and Kathy Hupp and her best friends, Bill Thompson and Sandy Fish.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service to honor and remember our beloved Susie. This will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Crawford /Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Downs family.

Condolences from family and friends


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I am do sorry for your loss. I have known ya"ll since l was a small child. I love all of you. I hope God helps you all through this terrible loss. Prayers for all of you.
Carol Burnette Trammell
Susie was a special woman. She faced much adversity but was always smiling and asking about the well being of others. So glad to have known her. “Look homeward angel.”
Brenda Okeefe
Susie was the type of person that would be your friend forever. She held her friends and family on a pedestal. She was always helping, caring and protecting. Susie focused on all of us and how she could help us. Not what we could do for her. In our younger years we learned life together as best friends having fun and making memories. We shared the good, the bad, the scary and the sad. All these years later, she was there again for me and my family. And we once again shared the good, the bad, the scary and the sad. And we tried to help her in this battle that she fought with dignity. I admire the person, the life and story of Susie Downs. I thank God for Susie’s friendship. I pray God surrounds Her family and her spouse with love and healing. Until we meet again, my friend. Until we meet again.
Sandy Fish
Susie held a special place in our family for 30 years. She was loved by all and a good friend to so many. Rest in peace Swoos. We love you! Sharon Morgan's Family
Carolyn Morgan Bradley