November 19, 1954 - September 25, 2022
Mary Susan Griffith Allen, departed this life on September 25, 2022, after a brief illness.
Susan was born in Bryan, Texas, on November 19, 1954, to Frances Laverne Bradford Griffith, known to many in later life as Lee, and James William (Jim) Griffith. At the time, the family lived in College Station, where Jim was the wrestling coach at Texas A&M.
Due to Jim’s jobs, Susan attended three elementary schools and three high schools. For her senior year, she and Lee returned to Texas, where Susan graduated in San Marcos. She followed her parents in attending Oklahoma State University and joined the chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority of which her grandmother, Mildred was a founding member.
After college, Susan joined the workforce and, while at CertainTeed in Waco, Texas, she met the love of her life, David Allen. They married in 1980 and brought son William Wesley into the family in 1987.
The family made many friends while living in Lewisville, Texas and Monroe, Louisiana. When they settled in the Houston area, Susie joined Edward Jones & Company where she worked as a Senior Branch Office Manager for many years.
Susan was a lover of many things, including OSU Sports and the theater. She had the ability to find humor in life and enjoyed telling funny stories. Her laughter was contagious, and her smile was warm and caring. She enjoyed entertaining and participating in her games group.
Susan was a devoted to her grandchildren, Hunter and Leah. They were the stars in her sky. She delighted in sharing pictures with friends and family about their antics and adventures together. She also had great affection and love for her goddaughter, Gianna Franzetti Gortva.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents and two infant children, Brian and Ashley. She is survived by David, son, William (Nicole), grandchildren Leah and Hunter, and brother, Brad Griffith (Elizabeth Early) of St. Louis.
The Funeral will be Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339, 281-358-3154. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Kingwood, Texas, Cal Farley’s Boy’s Ranch, 600 S.W. 11th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas 79101-3722.
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A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 7th, 2022 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr. Kingwood, Texas 77339.
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