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Essie Lee (Miller) Sutton

September 7, 1927 ~ November 30, 2017 (age 90)

Mrs. Essie Lee Miller Sutton, 90, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

She was born in Emhouse, Texas on September 7, 1927, to the late Joe and Mattie Hughes Miller.

Home Going Celebration Services are scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, 323 Oak Drive, Amarillo, Texas, Elder Roger Weeks, Officiant and Pastor William Fifer, Eulogist. The Wake is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017, at Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ, 1201 N. McMasters Street, Amarillo, Texas, Pastor William Fifer, Officiant from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Interment will be in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas.  Arrangements are entrusted to Warford-Walker Mortuary, 509 N. Hughes Street, Amarillo, Texas.

Mrs. Miller married Mr. Willie Sutton, Sr. in 1945.  In 1960, they moved to Amarillo, Texas.  Six children were born to this union.  She was employed by the late Mayor L. Ray and Helen Mack Vahue for more than 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her step-father, Reverend C. L. Barnes, a son-in-law, Jimmy Stover, Sr. and a grandson, Willie Sutton, III.

Mrs. Sutton leaves to cherish her memories, children, Annie (Bobby) Baldwin, Billy Sutton, Willie (Sandra) Sutton, Jr., Faye (Joe) Holmes, Patricia (Donnell) Asberry and Vickey (Robert) Sutton, 28 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, a step-sister, Lillie (Rollie) Barnes Settles, an uncle, James Hughes and a host of other relatives and friends.

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 Service Information

December 8, 2017

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Warford-Walker Rose Chapel
509 North Hughes Street
Amarillo, Texas 79107

December 8, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ
1201 N. McMasters Street
Amarillo, TX 79106

Home Going Celebration Service
December 9, 2017

11:00 AM
Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ
323 Oak Dr
Amarillo, TX 79107

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