Nettie Sue Howton Buckner
Sue Howton Buckner
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 21, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Mud Creek, Alabama, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 23, 2015
Let the memory of Sue be with us forever

   Sue Howton Buckner was the 3rd of 6 children born to
Willie Wright Howton and Rosa Nicholson. 

   A lifelong resident of the Birmingham, Alabama area, she graduated from Jones Valley High School and retired from General Motors with thirty years of service.   She was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan, loved the beach, and traveled the world with her devoted husband, Roy Ray Buckner.  
   She was constantly surrounded by her surviving family throughout her life; her daughter, Kitty S. Coats; her siblings, William Howton, Nell (and Gordon) Apperson, Donald (and Bea) Howton, and Michael Howton; her grandchildren, Tisha, Somer, and Adam; her great grandchildren, London and Lucy, Lily and Lola; and nephews, nieces, step children and step grandchildren.  She was preceeded in death by her husband, parents, and brother(Robert Howton).
    Please take time to visit the pages and submit a story and/or photograph of our wonderful grandmother, mother, and friend, Nettie Sue.  We miss her very much and she will always be in our thoughts and hearts.

   In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in her name
to the American Cancer Society by following the link below:

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sue Buckner, 84, born on January 21, 1931 and passed away on July 23, 2015. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Somer G on 21st January 2017

"A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we're together again."

This tribute was added by Kitty C on 21st January 2017

""Happy Birthday Mom", today is your Birthday in Heaven Above, My Blessings I send on the wings of a Dove, not just for today but everyday Hereof...I think of you Always - With All of My Love!  I Love You Mom!"

This tribute was added by Kitty C on 25th December 2016

"Christmastime is full of Joy, but now without you Mom the memories surround us and its easy to be sad. Knowing you will be watching we will celebrate those memories with pride!  Your love is here to guide us in every thing we do and we give thanks at Christmastime in memory of you!  I love you and Miss you Mom!"

This tribute was added by Kitty C on 23rd July 2016

"Our thoughts are ever with you, though you have passed away.  And those who loved you dearly are thinking of you today.
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day,  Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and forever here!
I love you mom!"

This tribute was added by Kitty C on 7th May 2016

"Your mother is always with you...
She's the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street.
She's the smell of bleach in
your freshly laundered socks.
She's the cool hand on your
brow when you're not well.
Your mother lives inside
your laughter. She's crystallized
in every tear drop...
She's the place you came from,
your first home.. She's the map you
follow with every step that you take.
She's your first love and your first heart
break....and nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, Not space...
Not even death....
will ever separate you
from your mother....
You carry her inside of you....

Happy Mothers Day! I miss you and love you forever!"

This tribute was added by Kitty C on 21st January 2016

"With an ache in my heart I whisper low, Happy Birthday Mom I miss you so, I love you!
Put your arms around her Lord for today is my mom's birthday, her first away from home, we love you......"

This tribute was added by Marlene Ford on 26th September 2015

"Dear Kitty, Tisha, Somer, Adam, London, Lucy, Lilly & Lola...Knowing and Loving you all these many years there was one constant that was always evident.  The Love and Pride you all share within your family.  Sue was the Matriarch of this loving family and led with Love and Class.  She was the true definition of a lady and her presence is evident in each and every one of you.  She helped shape each of you into the very special people you are and for that I know she is very proud.  She Loves you with all of her heart and watches over you every day and in every way.  Of that you can be sure.  My heart hurts for your loss...keep each other close and continue what she started. All My Love Marlene"

This tribute was added by Rachelle Sancho on 29th July 2015

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family in the loss of your mother. May her love live as precious memories always in your heart and help you find peace and comfort.
I pray God provide you guidance and strength during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy, Rachelle"

This tribute was added by Curtis Dennis on 28th July 2015

"Kitty and Family, I did not have the opportunity to meet Kitty’s mother but I know Kitty and based on Kitty…I know Sue Howton Buckner was a graceful lady and a loving and caring person.  There is no greater gift you can give someone that is to show them love and I believe Sue Howton Buckner showed that every day to her family…because I know what kind of person Kitty is and “the apple does not fall far from the tree”.  Keep caring and loving one another…God Bless You!! Curtis"

This tribute was added by Neva Martin on 27th July 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother.


This tribute was added by Tricia Hawkins on 27th July 2015

"know you will miss her......she was a wonderful mother and grandmother to yall.....May God be with all of you....Aunt Tricia"

This tribute was added by Dedra C on 27th July 2015

"My prayers are with you and your family.  May God comfort and strengthen you as you celebrate your mom's remarkable life and the memories you shared!!

This tribute was added by Angelina Chin on 27th July 2015


We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mother. "Those we love don't go away.  They walk beside us every day.  Death leaves heartaches that no one can heel.  Love leaves memories that no one can steal." May you find comfort in the loving memories of your mother.  May the passage of time heel your grief.  Our thoughts are with you.  

With deepest sympathy,

This tribute was added by Bea Howton on 26th July 2015

"Don and I are saddened by the loss of our sister.  She was such a pretty lady and a joy to be around.  We loved her vey much although we didn't get to see her often.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by paula buckner hinton on 26th July 2015

"So very sorry to hear of the passing of Sue. Please know you are all in our prayers."

This tribute was added by Donna Buckner on 26th July 2015

"I have been saddened to hear of grandmothers passing. Thoughts and prayers for family. May she rest in peace. Love Donna"

This tribute was added by Laura Fontaine on 26th July 2015

"I am so sorry to hear this. Ms. Sue was beautiful in every way."

This tribute was added by Terri Goodwin Matteson on 26th July 2015

I will always remember your mother through the eyes of a little girl.  She was beautiful, graceful and charming.  She was a southern bell for sure.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Peace to you and your family."

This tribute was added by tracie edwards on 25th July 2015

"We had some really good times with Grandmother.  I'll never forget our trip to Opryland and six flags.  Grandmother road the 10 story free fall with us!!  We have so many fun memories with her.  I will always cherish the time with her.  She treated me as her own grandchild.  God bless you all and I look forward to seeing Grandmother again in heaven."

This tribute was added by Gail Clements on 25th July 2015

"Dear Kitty, Tisha, Somer,
We want you to know of our love for you and your sweet families.  We are sorry for your loss.  Sue was a gracious,  kind and loving friend to our family, and we have fond memories of days gone by.  She was a beautiful southern belle!  We know how much you will miss her.  Please know how much we love you all,  Gail and Edwina"

This tribute was added by Nancy Hogan on 25th July 2015

"Kitty. Tisha. Somer and Adam,
Aunt Sue is a wonderful woman. I have fond memories and a love for her and you all.  Please know that we are thinking of you at this time.  I know we will all be together again but it is still sad and lonely when we are left behind.  We love and miss you all.

This tribute was added by Deborah Mahaffey on 25th July 2015

"Sue was a lifelong friend that I had the pleasure of knowing.  We spent lots of fun times together and she was always such a grand lady!  May
God bless her family, I will keep you in my prayers and her in my heart."

This tribute was added by Kitty C on 24th July 2015

"My mom passed on July 23 at the age of 84, surrounded by her loved ones after two months of hospice care at home. She fought to the end and is now at peace which is a blessing.  I am fortunate to have had a mother who was a tower of strength and grace throughout her life, a true Southern Lady. It was an honor to have known such a great lady and I/we will truly miss her. Losing someone we love is never easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of and shared life with her, we can realize that we are blessed, Mom, for everything you’ve done for us in life, we owe you our eternal love and the promise we will never forget you. May God grant you peace and the well deserved rest."

This tribute was added by George and Coats Families on 24th July 2015

"Dear Grandmother and Grandaddy,
I miss you so I said this note. I love you and I hope you come back to see me.  If you come back to life then I will give you my house number.

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