Elizabeth Suzanne Ortego

Mrs. Elizabeth “Suzanne” Wright Ortego, age 64 of Farmerville, walked through Heaven’s gates Thursday, May 20, 2021, where she will rest eternally at the right hand of Jesus.

Suzanne, affectionately known as Sissy by her family and friends, entered into the world on July 27, 1956 with a fierceness and boldness that soon became her trademark. Her life motto, which she quickly reverberated to anyone within earshot was, “Women rule the world!” And she did just that.

Suzanne served in the medical field as a compassionate nurse for many years. Those who were privileged enough to be under the direction of her care sing her praises to this day.

She loved the beach. Granted, her toes rarely touched the sand, but from the safety of her balcony, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore brought peace to her soul. She loved shopping, but rarely bought anything for herself because her giving heart was too busy searching for a special prize for someone else.

Suzanne made friends everywhere she went. From the bag boy at Brookshire’s to the owner of the local flower shop, everyone in town knew Mrs. Suzanne the moment she walked through the door. There is no doubt that after she drew her last breath on this earth, she drew her next breath in the presence of God.

Those left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of over 29 years, Sam Ortego; daughters, Amanda Rowley (Matt), Ashley Tisdale (Jeremy), Amber Williams (Michael), Destini Miller (Eddie); grandchildren, Julia Bubrig, Kyle Henshaw, Brodi Rowley, Maddax Rowley, Tully Dauser, Tegan Dauser, Ayden Ortego, Stone Williams, Kaiden Williams; brother, Wayne Lee Wright, Jr. (Lynette); sister, Pam Munsterman (Kurt); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne Lee and Joy Yvonne (Toney) Wright; stepmother, Earline Wright; sister, Toney Deanne Wright.

Friends may visit on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

A home-going celebration will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:00am in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Witt officiating.

Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Jeremy Tisdale, Michael Williams, Brodi Rowley, Tully Dauser, Kyle Henshaw, Mark Hartley.

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