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Suzanne Williams Winslow

September 25, 1936 — July 4, 2023

Suzanne Williams Winslow, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, twin sister and dear friend was born September 25,1936, in Kokomo, Indiana to Bob and Evelyn Williams and entered eternal life with her Lord Jesus on July 4, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Steele.


Suzanne grew up in Calhoun City, Mississippi, graduating from Calhoun City High School where she was a cheerleader and basketball player with her twin sister, Joanne. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and the University of Tennessee, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She worked at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital in Memphis. On December 22, 1957, she married James E. Winslow Jr in Calhoun City, Mississippi. She worked as a Medical Technologist supporting them as Jim completed Medical School, internship, and Orthopedic Surgery Residency. Suzanne and Jim were stationed at Keesler AFB, Mississippi during the Vietnam Conflict then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Jim begin practicing Orthopedics.


They attended New Haven Methodist Church and later First Methodist Church in Tulsa. Suzanne developed ovarian cancer requiring surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Through effective prayer and high-quality medical care, against all odds, she was healed of her cancer.


Suzanne was his constant helpmate as Jim embarked on the building of a Medical School at Oral Roberts University followed by the City of Faith Medical Center, now Oklahoma Surgical Hospital at CityPlex Towers. They later moved to the smaller town of Chickasha, OK as a part of Southern Plains Medical Center. Suzanne became an active part of the ministry of Epworth Methodist Church as a soloist in the choir, Sunday School teacher, teaching the Bible on television, and developing a Spiritual Direction ministry. In furtherance of that ministry, she earned a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Direction from Spring Arbor University in Michigan.


While her children were in college, she began horseback riding lessons culminating with owning and showing quarter horses in American Quarter Horse Association shows around the United States. Despite a late start in this hobby, she developed into a good rider showing in English and Western events and driving a harness cart. Especially pleasing to her family was her winning All Round Honors as Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association Amateur Champion more than once.


Determination and persistence were qualities she passed on to her children. A love of Jesus and the desire to serve Him well directed her life. To her grandchildren she was a constant prayer partner. Her Meditation Point near our cabin in the Colorado mountains serves to remind all of us of the importance of communication with God.


Suzanne is survived by her husband, Jim, her children Leigh (and Rick) Anderson, James Winslow III, and Robert (and Kathy) Winslow. Her grandchildren are Katie Anderson, Kristen (and Landon) Canterbury, Jay (and Christina) Anderson, and Robbie Anderson, Lauren Winslow, Nathan Winslow and Luke Winslow. Great granddaughters are Kynleigh and Raegan Canterbury. She is also survived by her twin sister, Joanne Wilhite.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, any memorials in Suzanne’s honor be made to Abiding Harvest Church, 4407 S Olive Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74011.


Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service & Cremation Care Centers, 1329 East 151st Street, Glenpool, OK 74033. Family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, special memories and condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com



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