Alwetter Maria Suddeth, affectionately known as "Veta,” was born August 24, 1945 to the late Donald Livingston and the late Addie Mae Stephens in Apalachicola. She passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
Veta spent her early life as a member of First Born Holiness Church of the Living God where she gave her life to Christ. As an adult she relocated to Pascagoula, Miss. where she worked as a pipefitter at Ingall's Shipyard and a chef at several local restaurants. She later returned to Apalachicola and married Glen Suddeth.
Veta remained in Apalachicola until her health prompted her to move to Moss Point, Miss. with her daughter. Upon returning to Mississippi, Veta attended New Zion Missionary Baptist Church when her health allowed her too. Veta often enjoyed being outside gardening and entertaining her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald Livingston and Addie Mae Stephens; brother, Richard Stephens; and granddaughter, Danielle Evans.
She leaves to rejoice in her homegoing her husband Glenn Suddeth; daughter Sonja Porter; two granddaughters Avie Porter and Devin Cherry; great-grandson Dashawn Mekell Howard; brothers John Stephens Jr. (Carolyn), Edward Stephens, Reginald Stephens and Melvin Stephens; sister Angeline Stanley (James); aunts Annie Mae Scott and Leola Cook; brother-in-law Ronnie Hopps; sisters-in-law Delores, Frances, Georgiana (Noel), Betty, Brenda, Barbara (Willie), Margaretta and Mary; mother-in-law Margie Kelly; special aunties Francella and Cydell; special ex-sister-in-law Mary Stephens; special cousins and friends Mildred, Dora, Josie, Freda, Pam Lewis, Louise, Tesa; and a host of stepchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
The family of the late Alwetter "Veta" Suddeth wishes to extend many thanks and blessings to New Zion Missionary Baptist Church (Moss Point, Miss.) and The Love Center Ministries (Apalachicola) for all your support, prayers and gifts during our time of illness and bereavement. Special thanks to Dr. Blount and the staff of DaVita Dialysis Center of Pascagoula for all your excellent care and to all who touched the life of Alwetter. May God richly bless each of you.
There will be a Memorial Service held at 1 p.m. at Love Center Church on Saturday, Feb. 15. Thank you in advance.