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Mrs Susan Elaine "Susie" Ball Carew
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1916
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 2004
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Susie Elaine Ball Carew was born on March 25, 1916 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was the first of 10 children born to the union of the late Dimple Lattimore Ball and Wiley Ball.

Her nine siblings; twin brother Cornelius, Job, Lawrence, Wiley Mae, Gennie V, Lillie, Mary, Magdalene, Martha; daughter Deloris, and grandson Riley all preceded her in death.

Susie attended Stoner Hill Elementary and Central High School in Shreveport where she excelled in her studies and developed a lifelong love of poetry.

Susie accepted the Lord at an early age and was very active in the John Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Shreveport, Louisiana and Good Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California.

In 1943, Susie migrated from Louisiana to California. On September 5, 1956, Susie married her soul mate William A Carew. They had a marriage that spanned 35 years ending only with the death of William.

Susie was an activist and was very active in community affairs. She was very involved in civic organization such as PTA, Operation Push, and Manpower and served as president of the Compton Civic League. Susie served as an officer of the NAACP and was an active participant of the civil right movement.

In 1957, following the untimely death of her youngest sister Lillie, Susie put the needs of the family before her personal needs when family members talked of separating the children. Susie and her husband William opened their home and hearts to Lillie's eight children. The oldest child was thirteen and the youngest was three days old.

Susie was a strong role model and throughout her life, she showed love and concern for others. Often family and friends who were in need of shelter were welcomed into her home. Susie greatest desire was to preserve the love and unity of the family.

Susie's life truly touched many, although we loved her and will truly miss her; we know God loved her best.
Family links: 
  Wiley Ball (1874 - 1971)
  Dimple Lattimore Ball (1888 - 1956)
  William A'Richie Carew (1916 - 1991)*
  Susan Elaine Ball Carew (1916 - 2004)
  Gennie V Ball Bias (1920 - 2002)*
  Wiley Mae Ball Ellison (1922 - 1964)*
  Joseph Manuel Ball (1923 - 2001)*
  Lawrence Ball (1925 - 1960)*
  Lillie Pearl Ball Carter (1927 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: lotggle (Lonial Ellison)
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53537659
Mrs Susan Elaine Susie <i>Ball</i> Carew
Added by: lotggle (Lonial Ellison)
Mrs Susan Elaine Susie <i>Ball</i> Carew
Added by: lotggle (Lonial Ellison)
Mrs Susan Elaine Susie <i>Ball</i> Carew
Added by: Louis Mata
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Happy Birthday Aunt Susie! Thank You So Much For Being More Than An Aunt To All Of Us.
- Lonial
 Added: Mar. 25, 2013

- Louis Mata
 Added: Jun. 29, 2012

- Beth
 Added: Mar. 23, 2011
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