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Obituary - Sue Ellen (Susie) Overstreet



Sue Ellen (Susie) Overstreet, 59, of Vinton, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, after a long, courageous and hard fought battle against cancer. Susie was born on July 7, 1957. Charlie Overstreet, Susie’s father; Shiloh, her beautiful black cocker spaniel; Ebony’s Hard Copy (Eb), her cherished Tennessee Walking Horse; and many relatives were there to greet her. Memories of Susie’s love and care are the comfort her loved ones with cherish.

Surviving are her life-long friend and companion, the one true love of her life, Sterling Carter; her mother, Marie Morris Overstreet; her sisters, Charlene Hogan and Leigh Ann Soltis (Richard); her nephews, Cole Hogan (Michelle) and Stephen Soltis (Brittany); and her niece, Ann Marie Soltis,

From a young age, Susie had a love and passion for Tennessee Walking Horses. Following in the footsteps of her father, she trained, rode and cared for Tennessee Walking Horses. The horses were her and Sterling’s children. Her family knows she is in heaven riding El Dorado, Blue Sun, CO’s Go Boy and Eb with Charlie, her father, standing outside of the ring yelling advice. As a juvenile Susie rode our of Leech Stables with the great J.T. and Marianne Leech as her coaches. Susie always thought of J.T. and Marianne as part of her family. Susie will be greatly missed on the Virginia and North Carolina show circuits.

Family and friends gathered at the gravesite to celebrate and remember Susie’s life on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Mountain View Cemetary, Vinton.


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