Mary Alice Suns
Mary Alice Suns
  • October 18, 1934 - April 1, 2017
  • Harvest, Alabama

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Mary Alice Gipson Suns was born in Madison County, AL to James W. and Oma D. (Newby) Gipson. Mrs. Suns passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She grew up in and around the Huntsville area, picking cotton and knowing hard work from an early age. At the age of 16, she married the love of her life, Joseph Robert Suns on June 30, 1951. They were married for over 60 years, until his death in 2012. They had one daughter, Sondra Suns Craze (husband Terry), who survives them both. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Malissa Cottrell (husband Kevin) of Winston Salem, NC and Robby Craze (wife Jennifer) of Murfreesboro, TN. She has three great-grandchildren, Drew and Reagan Cottrell of Winston Salem and Stella Craze of Murfreesboro. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Alice was a dedicated Christian and faithful member of West Huntsville Baptist Church. She especially loved going to the Wednesday noon prayer service. She was loved by all who knew her. She always had a smile on her face and a word of encouragement. Her motto was "get up, dress up & show up".

You may visit with the family on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 11:00am until 12:00pm at Valhalla Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00pm in Valhalla's Chapel. Interment will immediately follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Please sign her guest registry at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Huntsville Baptist Church Vision Fund.