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Wanda Sue (Goodwin) Raney
December 31, 1934 ~ April 13, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Wanda Sue Goodwin Raney was born in Tyler, Texas, on December 31,1934 to Roy “Nig” Goodwin and Mary Modisett Goodwin. Sue attended school in Central until the 8th grade. She then moved to Lufkin High School, where she became a majorette for the Lufkin panthers. She graduated in 1954. After graduation, she took off to SFA and pledged as a Pine Bur.Sue soon came to the conclusion that college wasn’t for her. Shemoved to Houston, where she took a job of secretarial work, to which she found to be quite boring. She wanted an occupation that would be exciting, adventurous, and she thought a bit glamorous. She then became an airline stewardess and traveled all over the U.S. While on the airlines, she met her husband T.Q Raney who was a pilot. In 1968, they were blessed with a baby girl, Tami Jean Raney. Since Sue was always quite the fashionista, she opened her own boutique, “Sue Raney’s Boutique” in Humble, Texas. After several years of running her own business, she decided to go back to the home place in East Texas .While living in Central, she took a job at the Lufkin State School until she retired. Her most fulfilling job, was being “Mama Sue” to Megan, Morgan, and Micah. She adored these 3 being involved in many of their activities through the years. Her favorite things were to spend time with her large family, watch NBA basketball and to cook and feed those around her. You would NEVER go hungry when she was around. Hospitality was her true gift! In 2016 , she came to live with Tami and Michael in Smithville. Soon after that she became a “Great Grandmother”, and Oh the joy the great grand babies have brought her over the last 6 years. On April 13, 2023 at 10:30pm, at the age of 88 , Sue passed away peacefully with her love ones surrounding her. SUE RANEY was one of a kind and impacted many hearts. She is survived by her daughter Tami and her son-in- law Michael Murphy. Granddaughter Megan Cunningham and husband Josh, Great granddaughters Bryndle and Zadie. Granddaughter Morgan Odom and husband David, great granddaughters Kristen, Lauren (Stuart), Kenzie, and Kambrie and great great grandsons Atlas and Jett Grandson Micah Murphy and wife Lauren Great grandchildren Wyatt and Kiley Sister: Betty Lou Gulledge And numerous nieces and nephews