Carolyn Sue ‘Susie’ McCory



Carolyn Sue “Susie” McCory, 75, of Brownstown passed from this life at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends

Born April 16, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Morris and Helen Anderson Ira, both of whom preceded her in death. She was the fifth of seven children. She married the “love of her life,” James A. McCory, on March 16, 1957, the year she often stated that she started living. He survives.

Her family says one of her greatest attributes in life was to inspire her loved ones to love God and to walk in his light as she was continually praising and thanking God for his wonderful blessings in their lives. She was devoted and loving to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, being the one who was always there to help out with watching and teaching the little ones.

She had many loving, special friends whom she cherished. Her “best friend in the whole world” was Martha Killey, who was like a sister to her.

She enjoyed spending time with her husband, fishing, going to the mountains, gardening and cooking. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan at all of their sporting events. She loved studying God’s word and sharing his love. She loved spending time with all of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was a loving devoted mother to her children who survive, and she loved, cared for and helped raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include her children, Julia (Terry) Cockerham, Jody (Kerry) Willman, Jimmie (Faye) McCory and Jerry (Michele) McCory, all of Brownstown; nine grandchildren, Jon (Crista) Cockerham, Jeremiah Cockerham, Jordan (Melanie) Cockerham, Jena (Tyler) Wessel, Shawna (Ryan) Goss, Scotty McCory, Matthew McCory, Kirsten (David) Oakes and Jamie McCory; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Ann Mann and Kathy Griffith.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Winnie Hill and Sharon Ludwig; and brothers, William Ira and Harold Ira.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ratcliff Grove Christian Church, 1989 N. State Road 135, Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Freetown Chapel, 4595 W. First St.

Memorials may be made to Ratcliff Grove Christian Church or Hoosier Christian Village.

Friends may sign the guestbook or share a message with the family at

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