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Susan Leah Haney, 1964 – 2023



Susan Leah Haney

Susan Leah Haney, 58, died Sunday, July 23, 2023. She was born September 12, 1964 in Norfolk, Virginia to Margaret Maie Chamberlin Haney and William Clay Haney. As a Navy junior she lived in Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, Florida and Mississippi.

She graduated from Cocoa Beach High School and attended NW Mississippi Community College. Susan achieved many honors during her lifetime and enriched the lives of all who knew her.

She excelled in dance, theatre, Special Olympics, and Toastmasters -bringing home numerous trophy’s and medals. She was voted the Florida Disabled Employee of the Year. She spoke before the full Florida State Senate and many schools throughout Florida to endorse the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The happiest years of her life were spent at the Baddour Memorial Center, Senatobia, Ms – where she lived, worshipped and worked for 13 years and continued to thrive. She was a member of the Resident Government Association, and worked in various workshops on campus. She performed with the Baddour Miracle Players and was a member of the Homecoming Court. Susan loved her fellow residents and staff and was well loved by them.

She was predeceased by her parents Margaret Maie Chamberlin Haney and William Clay Haney and her brother William Leonard Haney.

She is survived by sister, Donna Haney Saunders (Steve) of Vicksburg, MS, and brother Jeffrey Ronald Haney, (Dianne) of Merritt Island, Fl. , six nieces and nephews, Tracy Breeden, Greg Breeden (Lynn), Carly Flores (Luis), Katlyn Haney (Shawn), Jeffrey Haney and Jeremy Haney; and nine great-nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are great nieces and nephews, Zoe Kinsella, Jacob Breeden, Annabeth Breeden, Maggie Lee, Bella Watkins, Hazel Haney, Penelope Flores, Henry Flores, and Theodore Flores.

Special thanks to Dr. Susan Chiarito, the staff of Baddour Memorial Center, Vicksburg Convalescent Center and Gentiva Hospice. Visitation will be Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 10:00, Church of the Holy Trinity, Vicksburg , followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 , Father Rick Roessler and Deacon Tami Roessler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baddour Memorial Center, 626 Baddour Blvd, P.O. Box 97, Senatobia, MS. (1-888-422-3368)

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