John was equally smitten, and the two quickly fell in love. After three years of dating, Sue and John were married. Sue says, “We got married when I was eighteen and he was nineteen. In August of this year, we will celebrate sixty years of marriage!” Sue and John had three beautiful daughters, Brenda, Debbie and Laurie. Sue says, “Sadly, we lost our sweet Debbie to multiple myeloma in 2013.” They are overjoyed to have four precious grandchildren and two beautiful great-grandchildren.
We asked Sue to share her secrets to a loving and lasting marriage. “John and I both grew up in Christian homes, and I believe in putting God first and trying to live by the Ten Commandments,” she says. “Personally, I think you have to think about the other person instead of doing everything for yourself. Today, I feel like so many people think about themselves and not their spouse. It is important to be a selfless person - to care for each other and all of the people you come in contact with.”
Christina Foto – Thank you for so beautifully capturing Sue and John! You can view more of this talented photographer’s work on her website here!
Fresh Cut Catering & Floral – The talented staff at Fresh Cut Catering & Floral created Sue’s dazzling floral arrangement. Click here to see more of their extraordinary floral and catering creations!
Way Back in Time – The premier provider of vintage and classic antique cars in Mississippi! View their website here, and book one of their handsome cars for your wedding or event!
Amerigo: An Italian Restaurant – One of Jackson’s most beloved restaurants provided the perfect space for Sue and John's Valentine’s Day date. Amerigo is not only located in Jackson, but we are thrilled to announce they have recently opened a beautiful Flowood restaurant as well! Click here to visit the Amerigo website.