Susan Kathleen Duhon Ferris

Friday, September 6, 2019
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 On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Susan Kathleen Duhon Ferris passed away at the age of 77.  

In respect of her wishes, Susan will be cremated and a private family memorial will be held to honor and celebrate her life.  Cremation has been entrusted to Simple Traditions by Johnson Funeral Home.

Susan was born in Welsh on July 3, 1942.  She spent most of her childhood in Jennings before moving to Lake Charles as a young adult.  She worked at Calcasieu Marine National Bank in Lake Charles during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

 Susan was known for her witty sense of humor, sharp tongue and eternal love of Johnny Mathis music.  She loved gardening and spent lots of time taking care of her many plants, flowers and bird feeders.  

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bertha Henry Duhon and Earl J. Duhon, and her brother, Donald Henry Duhon.  She is survived by her husband, Stephen Ferris, and cat Charlie; her daughter, Aileen O’Neal Broussard and husband Joe; her sons, Keith O’Neal, Christopher O’Neal and Matthew O’Neal; eight grandchildren, Sarah (Tommie) Waters, Jamie (Corey) Oltz, Cameron Broussard, Chloe O’Neal, Nicholas O’Neal, Kevin O’Neal, Samuel O’Neal and Hannah O’Neal; and her great-grandchildren, Ben Waters, Emily Waters, Cora Oltz and Adriana O’Neal.  She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Earl Duhon, of Midland, Texas; her sister, Carol Duhon Mack of Jennings; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Colorectal Cancer Alliance, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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Published in Jennings Daily News September 6, 2019