Sue Ellen Bryson McAuley
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Sue McAuley 71, a loving caring daughter, mother, sister, aunt and maw maw; passed away at her home in Denham Springs surrounded by family after a short but brave battle with cancer on January 4. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Viola Braud Bryson, three sisters and their spouses: Corky Poche (Emile), Carmen Fousse (James), JoAnna Efferson (Larry); three children and their spouses: Joseph Smith (Kelli), Myla Smith Waddill (James), and Jacques Houston (Rebecca). Also leaving two step daughters that remained a part of her life: Holly Paline and Heidi Pharis. She was a loving Maw Maw to Brianna, Anna, Audrey, Milli, Hannalee, Maggie, Chelsea and grand dog Marley. A silly Aunt Susie to numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Andrew Bryson Jr. and grandson Philip Smith, along with two nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Due to Covid restrictions a private memorial of her life will be limited to immediate family. Our family would like to to thank the wonderful staff at St Joseph Hospice, The Carpenter House and Seale Funeral Home for their outstanding care and professionalism. Please sign the online guestbook at

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2021.
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January 11, 2021
Miss Viola , Corky , Carmen and Jo Anna ,
I’m so sorry to here of Sue Ellen passing
I have very many fond memories of you all when we were kids
My mom Claire my Dad Eugene Sims Sr remained good friends there entire life with Joe and Viola Bryson
We got together on a regular basics
I remember and enjoyed every time
I still love you all your in my every thought and prayer !!
Gene Sims ,Jr
Gene Sims , Jr
January 9, 2021
Mrs. Viola, Joanna, Corky, Carmen, and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was a very special person and I am so blessed to have known her and treasure the times I was able to be with her. I remember a long time ago she was into crafts, and I went to her house and we were contemplating what sort of items we could make! I don’t even remember the outcome as it was many years ago, but I sure do remember laughing a lot and having so much fun. She will truly be missed! Will be praying for y’all. Love y’all!
Fran Griffin
Fran Griffin
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