Susan Jane Wylie, after battling cancer for several years, passed away November 4, 2011 in anticipation of spending eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Susan's life was a generous one being devoted to service to others and her life's motto was "God first, others second and me third". Her life of serving others is exemplified by the following:
* 17,833 hours as an ETMC Emergency Room Volunteer in ETMC's Level 1 Trauma Center over a 19 year period
* The Tyler Panhellenic Association has announced the establishment of the "Susan Wylie Service Award" of which she is the first recipient. For many years before her fight with cancer began in 2010 she served the Tyler Panhellenic Association in the capacity of advising college bound girls about sororities, gathering and processing their applications, obtaining recommendations and coordinating with school chapters.
* Susan was a member of Grace Community Church and former member of First Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas. She and her husband Bill have hosted a Grace Community Group in their home for the last 3 or so years. Susan served as an Advisory Director for 55 Alive (formerly Saints Alive) at Grace which assisted with activities for people 55 and over. Also, she was a dedicated member of Greg Brandenburg's Sunday Bible Study at Grace.
Susan attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a B.A. Degree in Psychology in 1968 and was a member of the Alpha Phi soroiety.
Susan is survived by her husband of over 43 years, Bill; her children and spouses, Laura and husband, Kevin Hickerson and Mark Wylie, M.D. and wife, Kristen, and her grandchildren, Katherine Ann Wylie, Caroline Joyce Wylie and Corey Hickerson. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Avellar and nieces, Sarah Avellar and Louisa Avellar.
There will be a private interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 12, 2011 (Saturday) in the Worship Auditorium at Grace Community Church, 3215 Old Jacksonville Highway with The Rev. Doug Clark and The Rev. Dr. Paul Powell presiding. The family will greet friends immediately after the service at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, Susan would request remembrances to Grace Community Church for Missions.