Church, Suzanne M., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 5, 2012, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. Age 62 years. Suzanne was born March 4, 1950, in Saginaw, the daughter of the late Otis and Vivian (Abbott) Church. She graduated from Saginaw High School. She was an accomplished artist, painting portraits and landscapes, and was also a jewelry artist. She enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked shopping at thrift stores, baking, cooking and singing karaoke. Suzanne was a very spiritual person. In addition to her Christian faith, she practiced Ifa, spending time in prayer and devotion to Orisha. Surviving are one daughter, Maria Elliot; one son, Michael Elliot; her grandchildren, Alejandro, Anastacio, Julian, Erica, Mariah, Jade, Jaden and Delo; her great-grandchildren, McKayla, Alejandro Jr., Anastacio Jr., Vicente, and Alissa; two brothers and two sisters, Michael Church, Patrick Church, Kathryn (Church) Partlow, and Sandra (Church) Balzer; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Teneyuque and a niece Angela. Suzanne’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, where her family will receive friends from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, then on Tuesday from noon until the time of service.