Susan I. Lord • October 2, 2017



Born May 26, 1952 in Lakeland CA, she was a military kid, coming to Pensacola at the age of 11.
She resided here for the remainder of her life. After a fall and brief illness, God took her home to be with him on October 2, 2017 to watch over her family and special friends from another place. She was a gregarious person always giving of herself and a competitor from a very young age, this is why she was a 15 year Breast Cancer Survivor.
A New York Yankee fan, she became while in middle school, then the Miami Dolphins followed. She played softball with the Pensacola Road Runners/Suburban Realty and other various teams in the area.
With her loving family by her side earlier that day, she leaves behind her parents Harold R. Lord, Sr. and Rose Lord; her siblings Linda Edler (Jim), Harold R. Lord Jr., Alexis (Bill); Nephews Jimmy (Wendy), Nathan (Margaret), and three great nephews, Trey, Anderson, and Graham Edler. But most importantly she leaves behind her four-legged daughter, Danielle, the heart of her life for us to cherish and love for the rest of her life. Susan was met at Rainbow Bridge by her other family, Bud, Little Bud, Princess, Jocko and Yukon (Danielle’s brother) Barbara McCullough was her lifelong friend and was always by her side guiding her through everyday life. Thank you so much for this comfort Barbara. She worked at First American Bank, Borden’s Dairy, UPS, Solutia, and Pall Corp. Family is so grateful for the care she received in her final days, Baptist Hospital, Shands in Gainesville, and West Florida Hospital after less than a week. But since she was not as young as she always thought it was too much for her body to repair. Tired and worn out God blessed us with knowing that she is no longer in the pain she was or would have to continue to endure for the rest of her life.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Humane Society or Breast Cancer Awareness in her name is what she would want.
A Visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 1pm until the service starts at 2pm.

  1. Eleanor (Johnke) Cardinal says:

    Susan was a wonderful friend with a huge heart. I will be forever grateful for the kindness she showed my parents by visiting with them and checking in on them when I could not be there. We kept in touch over the years and I spoke with her a couple of days after her fall. I can find a measure of peace in knowing that she will not have to suffer with any pain and knowing that Danielle will have a special guardian angel watching over her. To Mrs Lord, Mr Lord, Harold, Alexis and Linda – please know that I am crushed that I can’t physically be there for the service, but that my heart and spirit will be with you as they are with Susan. I am beyond sorry for your loss…..

  2. Linda Fowlkes says:

    I am so sorry for your Loss. Susan will be dearly missed She was such a wonderful athlete. We played softball together Suburban Reality/Pensacola Roadrunners. I was always amazed at her talent. Barbara and Susan opened their home to me where I rented a room. We always had something fun going on. That is were I first met Bud. Susan would leave him frozen water during the day just in case he got thirsty so that he would have a cool drink. I also know that Susan loved to sew and was quite accomplished seamstress. I have many memories of Susan, she is a part of my life. I will miss her. My prayers and thoughts go out to her friends and family.

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