Ethyel (Lu) Surratt, 88 of Lansing, Michigan passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at Bickford Assisted Living of West Lansing.

She was born to the late Harry and Hazel Burr on Sept. 20, 1931.

Lu, formerly of Jackson, Michigan and Apalachicola, was a former nursery school assistant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and a longtime member of the Jackson Gourmet Club. Her passion was cooking and gardening. She also enjoyed hosting dinner parties and was an avid booster of the Jackson High School swimming team, along with her husband George P. Surratt, who preceded her death in July 2000.

Lu is survived by her sons Andrew B. Surratt (Theresa Marie Bender), of Tallahassee, and Philip B. Surratt (Jeanette Ann) of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has two grandsons, Briggs Surratt, of Ocala, and Tyler Surratt, of Eugene, Oregon. She is also survived by her niece and nephew, Becky Miller Hager (Jeff), of Holt, Michigan, and Matt Miller (Pat), of Lansing, Michigan, along with a number of other loving relatives and close friends.

Lu requested an intimate family gathering in Apalachicola for her and her husband’s remembrance at a future date.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Lansing, Michigan Humane Society.

The family is being served by Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes-Delta Chapel, in Lansing, Michigan. Friends may send a condolence to the family at