Sue Gordon Smith

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“We didn't know Sue well, but well enough to know she was a great person. We frequently saw her and Doug at Vince King shows where she was president...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Karl Stoecklein - Friend

“Miss Sue:You were one of the first people I met my first day on the job back on December 15, 2000. Your kind and warm manner made every day a little...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Adam Green - Houston, TX

“Sue will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Always had a smile and always very sweet and kind to all. So happy to have met Sue at performances...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Ruben and Rose Wilburn - Spring, TX

“Ms. Sue, you WILL be missed! Here's hoping your bubbly attitude for life rubbed off on quite a few of us. Meanwhile, you've made it to The real...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Judith Buchanan - Ennis, TX

“I met Mrs. Sue Gordon Smith 8 or 9 years back and ENJOY her company, she was very lovable and sweet to meeeee! I will miss my bling buddy, and will...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Ann Garcia - Houston, TX

“I met Sue about 7 years ago shortly after my mother passed away. We became friends immediately, it was like we had known each other for years. She...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Dennis Glazener - Nacogdoches, TX

“I am so truly sorry for Sue's passing, but we know she's in Heaven smiling down on each and everyone. Heaven is even more beautiful with the Queen of...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Bj Land - Hempstead, TX - Friend

“Sue always had a smile and a hug for me. Lifting all in prayers. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Ann Vest - Houston, TX - Friend

“We were honored to have been your friend. We always had fun and enjoyed the times we spent together. You will be greatly missed, and always in our...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Randy and Tinay Dodd - TX

“Thanks for all the great fan club parties that I was able to attend for Vince. You had a ray of personality that filled the room. I'm so glad I had...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Effie Lou Tanner - Conroe, TX

“My deepest sympathy to Doug, Cheri, Gordon and all the Smith Family at this time of great loss. Sue was such a wonderful woman and friend. There...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Joyce - Cypress, TX

“Your beautiful infectious smile will be missed by so many. You will stay in our hearts forever. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Janie & Glenn Lockey - Houston, TX

“Jesse & I send our sincerest & deepest condolences to the entire Smith family in the time of sorrow on the passing of their beloved matriarch ! May...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Jesse & Esther Salazar - Pasadena, TX

“I will miss you Sue. You were such a sweet lady I remember the good times we shared At Besaws many years ago memories of your smiling face and...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Ray Covey - LaPorte, TX - Friend

“I loved reading Sue's post, always upbeat and so friendly. Her faith was so strong and she was an inspiration for me. She will be greatly missed by...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Judy Wilcox - Breckenridge, TX

“Sue I'm sure gonna miss you and that beautiful smile Forever in my heart ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: LInda Vogel - Goldsboro, NC

“Sue was a very special sweet lady. I loved her bling. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Cheyrl Clement - Odessa, TX

“We are so honored to have known Ms Sue and enjoyed it tremendously when she came to the Liberty Opry. She was a beautiful lady with such a huge...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Jay and Nina Cantu - Houston, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Fought the good fight with prayer,family and tons of friends. The bling must be bright in heaven just a...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Randy Wylie - Family Friend

“Sue, you were loved by many and will be missed by all. I have so many fond memories about you. But one I will never forget it when you lost your...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Beth Ann Clark - Houston, TX

“I loved the years that Sue and I shared comments and interactions on Facebook. She is truly a great friend and inspiration to so many of us. Doug,...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Shirley Garrison Arnett - UT

“I really enjoyed our times together at our Vince King fan club in Odessa. Where the fan club was started. Miss SUE ALWAYS MADE SURE THAT WE ALWAYS...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Boss - Odessa, TX

“I felt as if I knew her, even tho we never met. We will certainly miss her! ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Marion Dickerman - Ormond Beach, FL

“Sue was one in a million. She will surely be missed by so many. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Carla Mitzner - Friend

“Blessed to have called you our Nanny. We love you always!Love, Whitney, Kyle and Haven ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Whitney Hendley - TX - Grandchild


Sue Gordon Smith, 78, of Conroe, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. After a courageous battle with liver cancer, Sue's family embraces her ultimate victory over the constraints of her illness, knowing she was welcomed anew into heaven by her loving Savior.

Born July 22, 1941 to Fern (Strom) and Eldon Gordon, Sue was raised in Houston, Texas, where she graduated from Jesse Jones High School and married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Doug Smith in 1959. During their 60 years of marriage, they welcomed two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild into their family. Sue retired from a lifelong career as a certified paralegal from the law firm of Spain, Hastings & Ward.

Sue cherished many things in her life, but sharing memorable events with her family was always a priority. She especially made family birthdays, graduations, Easter egg hunts and Christmas celebrations something to remember. A few of her and Doug's other favorite memories include cruising with their friends, visiting Graceland, and attending performances by various Elvis tribute artists. Sue was president of the fan club of her favorite tribute artist, Vince King, for many years. Her sassiness, creativity, effervescent personality, and especially her enjoyment of "bling" truly shined at every event, earning her the title "Queen of Bling." Her favorite titles were those lovingly given to her by family: Wife, Mom, Nanny, and Aunt Sue-Sue.

Sue is survived by her husband, Doug; children, Cheri (Kenneth) Head and Gordon (Anne) Smith; six grandchildren, Brent (Erin) Duff, Whitney (Kyle) Hendley, Jeremy Smith, Austin Smith, Brandon Smith, and Megan Wylie; one great-grandchild, Haven Hendley; sister, Becky (Pat) Henry; brother-in-law, Michael Gibbs; step-father Jerry Seymore; numerous nieces and nephews; and Vince King fans, whom she considered her second family.

On Sue's request, a "PINK" celebration of her life will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel at Forest Park Westheimer with burial to follow. Visitation will be held at Forest Park Westheimer on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.