Carolyn Sue “Susan” Worrel Saulsbury passed away due to complications from cerebral hemorrhages suffered throughout her life on November 17, 2020. She was born on December 8, 1948 in Longview, TX to Travis and Bettye Worrel.
Susan earned degrees in Journalism and Home Economics from Mississippi State College for Women. She was an editor on her college newspaper and a member of Countess Social Club. She began her career writing for regional newspapers, then married Dennis in Brinkley, AR on December 4, 1975. After marrying and having children, she owned a custom picture framing business for over 40 years where her artistic insight was invaluable. She also pursued her interest in holistic nutrition while working as a nutritionist at the local hospital.
Susan was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother, and a caring daughter. She had an optimistic outlook, a patient nature, and she always found ways to help others in her community. She was a Sunday school teacher at New Covenant Fellowship church. After retiring, she spent her spare time writing poetry and tending her vegetable garden and fruit trees.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis, daughter Dena (Attilio Monaco) of Bedford, NH, parents, Travis and Bettye Worrel of El Dorado, brother, Buddy Worrel (Nancy Arn) of El Dorado, and granddaughter, Katelyn West of Star City, AR. She was preceded in death by her son, Spencer Saulsbury.
A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Interment will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Brain Foundation at americanbrainfoundation.org.