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February 20, 1940 March 03, 2023
February 20, 1940 -- March 03, 2023

Catherine Sue Taylor

Most of us here knew her as Grannie Sue, or her other many nicknames like Short Stuff, Gangy Too, Aunt Sue, Miss Sue, and Drannie. Sue was born on February 20, 1940, in Oakridge TN to her parents Albert Bullion and Nellie Florence Miller, where she grew up with her siblings. She died on March 3, 2023, in Dallas Texas at the age of 83. Sue married Jim Taylor in 1960 and followed him to wherever he was stationed while in the Air Force. They welcomed their daughter Julie Lynn in 1961, she was Grannie’s whole world.  Eventually, they settled in Mesquite Texas to be close to family. When Jim passed away Sue worked a few jobs to provide for the family, but her favorite was the pizzeria which led to still ongoing weekly pizza nights. She met Harry Hartsell and the two married in 1978, though neither of them could ever remember the date they knew it was in the fall and picked whatever day they wanted to celebrate. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling with friends and family. Her favorite trips included visiting New York and a cruise where she met and befriended Marlon Brando’s son Miko. She made many beach trips with her family and always swore the sandwiches tasted better when the sand got in them. She loved spending time with family and visiting while playing chickenfoot and drinking margaritas or bloody marys. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings Jim, Maryann, and Fred. Her husbands Jim Taylor and Harry Hartsell. Her daughter Julie Nowell and her son-in-law Tony Nowell. And her weenie dog Snickers that she swore she hated but also fed him platefuls of his favorite foods like spaghetti. She is survived by her sister Martha. Her grandchildren Brandy, Mandy, Jesse, Diana, Cathy, Shellie, Josh, Jessica, Saffyre, Tiffany, Jessica, and Jordan. Her great-grandchildren Brandi, Madison, Betty, Olive, and numerous nieces and nephews. 



Tony March 13, 2023

Neice Mesquite , Texas

We will FOREVER miss Aunt Sue !!!!