Passed peacefully at age 43 after a four-month battle with Melanoma on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at Adler Hospice Care in Virginia.
Susan had an infectious smile that lit up every room she entered and a genuine caring spirit that touched everyone lucky enough to be part of her life. She was first and foremost a loving mom, wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Susan was passionate about her family and spent countless hours cheering on her sons, Grayson and Hudson, at their many sports events from basketball, to soccer, to baseball, to wrestling, to bowling and even fishing. She passed on her unending sense of humor, love of outdoor adventure and big heart to both of her boys.
Susan was a loving wife who married her soulmate Kris in 2012. Susan and Kris had an ongoing debate about whether they loved the mountains or the beach more. Instead of picking they spent as much time as possible enjoying both. Whether it be snowboarding in Colorado or collecting sharks teeth at the beach or just enjoying time on the boat with friends and family, Susan made every moment special.
Susan grew up in Evansville, Indiana and was the middle child of Kay and Mike Morris. Growing up Susan made sure her presence was known and even at an early age knew how to construct an argument to get what she wanted. Her parents and later her friends and co-workers would soon learn if Susan wanted to make something happen she would find a way to build the right argument, overload supporting rational and then make you believe it was your choice all along.
Susan was a proud alumni of Indiana University where she majored in accounting and met amazing friends she would have for life. After college Susan moved to Washington DC where she worked for various accounting firms and the Coast Guard. She finished her career as a Partner with EY where she supported the Department of Homeland Security, the Army and also gave back by leading EY’s relationship with the USO. Susan took pride in helping her clients and teams succeed. She exemplified mentorship and took the time to really know the people who worked for her and with her. Susan inspired so many to do better, care more and bring their authentic selves forward in everything.
Susan is survived by her two sons Grayson and Hudson, husband Kris, mother and father Kay and Mike Morris, sister Sarah Masters, brother Wayne Morris and countless aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Tuesday, February 4th and Funeral services will start at 11am on Wednesday February 5th. Both will be held at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria.
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