Marie B. Suggs, a resident of Rio Rancho and formerly of Santa Fe, New Mexico, went to be with Our Lord on September 30, 1999. Marie was born in O'Brien, Florida, on September 3, 1918, to James Lawton and Jessie Mae Barnett. After a 30-year career with the United States government at Point Mugu, California, during which time she raised three sons, Marie retired to Santa Fe, where she was at times a volunteer for the Santa Fe Public Library, the State of New Mexico Literacy Coalition, and a substitute teacher with the Santa Fe Public Schools, and later the Rio Rancho Public Schools. Marie also volunteered with her church to visit inmates at the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Marie was an independent and courageous lady. She had an unwavering faith in Jesus and always found the bright light in even the most hopeless situation. We will miss her very much. Marie is survived by her children, Leon and wife, Jean of Pioneer, CA; Francis and wife, Bonnie of Albuquerque; Shannon and wife, Lisa of Espanola. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much; and siblings, Ovid Barnett of Marco Island, FL, Leon Barnett of O'Brien FL, Marguerite Linch of High Springs, FL, Harry E. Barnett and wife, Wanda of Loxahatchee, FL, and Maxine Horne and husband, H.J. of Jacksonville, FL; and many cousins and friends. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 10th, at the Rio Rancho United Methodist Church, 1652 Abrazo NE, at 2:00 p.m.
Published on: Sun October 10, 1999