December 10, 1954 - January 5, 2017
The Rev. Dr. Suzanne Cox Reedstrom (Suzy), 62, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Suzy was preceded in death by her father: George Cox, and stepfather, Bill McClure. She leaves her beloved husband of 34 years, Charles Dan (Chuck) Reedstrom, and her two adored sons, Richard Ashley George Reedstrom and Kirk Alexander Reedstrom and wife Sarah. She is survived by her mother, Betty P. House, stepfather, Marcus House, and loving sister, Melissa Cox Macklin and other close family members. A native born Houstonian, Suzy graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1973 as one of the top five graduating seniors. She was active in Christian Youth Fellowship at First Christian Church of Houston and served as one of five State Executives of Texas. She also served as Youth Representative to the Consultation on Church Union. Suzy earned multiple degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University (Cum Laude), Master of Accountancy (with Honors) from the University of Houston, Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University (Summa Cum Laude), and Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. Upon graduating from TCU, Suzy entered the work force as an accountant working for Arthur Andersen where she obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials. In 2000 Suzy decided to change careers and entered the ministry working in various positions at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church. She served as Lead Associate Minister for the last 2 years of her ministry. She spent many happy years as an associate minister at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, serving as Lead Associate Minster teaching Bible studies, leading Wednesday night worship service, and served on several Methodist Church committees. She was a talented and gifted preacher and conducted beautiful and meaningful wedding and memorial services. A Memorial Service honoring and celebrating a life remarkably lived will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to one of the following two organizations: Sprint for Life – Suzy repeatedly was one of the highest fundraisers for this organization supporting ovarian cancer research for 3 successive years. Please make contributions to: The Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program Memo: In memory of Suzy Reedstrom MD Anderson Cancer Center P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210-4486 MDUMC Minister’s Fund – This fund provides help for people who need assistance in meeting financial obligations to maintain utilities within their home, food, etc. Contributions in Suzy’s name can be made to: MDUMC/ministers fund.
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