August 13, 1949 - August 7, 2020
Susan Katherine Terrell Potter, BA, MLS, JD
Susan passed suddenly Friday, August 7th, 2020.
Born August 13, 1949, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to her parents George Edmond “Ed” Terrell, Jr., and Billie Howard Terrell.
Susan graduated from Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri. She received a BA, Cum Laude, in History from Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU), a Master of Library Science from North Texas State University (now UNT), a Juris Doctor from Baylor University (Honors List, Law Review), and Teacher Certification (focus in Special Education) from ACT.
Survived by her husband of 34 years (August 12th), Glen, her son Will, her nephew Marcus (Chicago), her brother George Edmond Terrell, III, (Athens), and many loving and much-loved nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents Ed and Billie.
She was a Baptist at heart, in spirit … and in music, but she also loved attending St. Andrew UMC, Plano, the friendships and fellowship she had there … yet she would occasionally have to go home and listen to Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Along with Ernie Ford, she loved The Statler Brothers, Mamas & Papas, The Gatlin Brothers, The Village People, and loved listening to the “March of the Day” on the classical radio station in her car before school with a donut or biscuit, and Diet Coke watching the ducks at a city pond. She was a voracious (and scary-fast) reader across many genres (classic British mysteries mostly, but also true-crime books which she also watched a lot on the ID Channel).
Susan worked at Texas State Technical Institute (now TSTC), Waco; Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Houston, as an Attorney and later as a Business Manager; AT&T in Parsippany, New Jersey; as an attorney in a private practice in Gun Barrel City, Texas, and later as Assistant District Attorney and Assistant County Attorney for Henderson County, Texas; and DeSoto Public Library, DeSoto, Texas, as the Young People’s Librarian.
From 2006 to present, Dr. Potter taught at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, in the Special Education department, though she was also a Substitute Teacher and a Teacher’s Aide in CFBISD several years prior to that. She was also the Head Coach for the school Bowling team for two years, and later, a Coach for school UIL Spelling Team for three years. She also assisted in Debate and district Law Academy Mock Trial prep and judging.
She loved God and Jesus, her family and friends, traveling, and teaching her students whether they were actually in her official school classes, or anyone who needed her extra-curricular life-skills instruction.
With the current Covid situation she would not want anyone risking their health, so there will not immediately be any in-person service. The family may try to do something virtual with a small group of family and friends.