Sue Ann Gunnels Noble

Sue Ann Gunnels Noble, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Shelbyville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Jim Moss, Bro. Chris Collins, Bro. Lloyd Scott, and Bro. Chuck Gilbert officiating.  Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery.

Born September 19, 1950, in Center, Sue is the daughter of the late Robert Elton Gunnels and Gay Nell Jones Gunnels.  


Mrs. Sue Ann Noble was a devout Christian. She loved her Lord, her children, grandchildren, daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, and most of all her spouse of 52 years, Don Noble.  


Her life consisted of her family and her ministry. God used her in serving others for over 43 years teaching children’s ministry serving at: Neuville Baptist Church, Neuville, Texas; First Baptist Alamo, Rio Grande Valley, Texas; Park View Baptist, Plainview, Texas; Good Exchange Baptist, McLeod, Texas; Trinity Baptist, Nacogdoches, Texas, and; Spann’s Chapel Baptist, Center, Texas.  Her joy and passion was teaching and leading children to Christ.


Every morning she enjoyed sitting in her favorite chair watching the birds and squirrels at her bird feeders and feeding her favorite dog, CoCo, Pupperoni dog snacks, all while reading through her emails from family and friends from the day before. She lived by the saying “tomorrow may never come.”  She will be missed dearly by her family and friends and her memory will last forever in our hearts.


She is survived by her husband, Bro. Don Noble of Shelbyville; children, Jeffrey Wade Noble and wife Tyna of Springtown, Kelli Suzanne Noble Hernandez and husband Ed of Calgary, Canada, and Joshua Donald Noble and wife Tamae of Zama, Japan; grandchildren, Walter Glenn Jauer IV of Los Angeles, California, Cody Wade Noble of Murphy, Seira Noble of Shelbyville, Emily Suzann Noble of Atsugi, Japan, Andrew Joshua Noble of Zama, Japan, and Alex Eduardo Hernandez of Calgary, Canada; sister, Patty Gunnels Eddins and husband Dub of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Lattie Hunter of San Augustine; brother-in-law, Bill Noble and wife Linda of Center; numerous other relatives; and a host of friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, R.E. “Mutt” Gunnels and Gay Nell Jones Gunnels; grandparents, Robert Gunnels and Alma Gunnels and Ira Lee Jones and Isabelle Waller Jones; and brother-in-law, Tommy Hunter.


Pallbearers will be Cody Noble, Andrew Noble, Shane Bridges, Daniel Holloway, Darell Williams, Ian Williams, Heath Hagler, and Aiden Hagler.  Honorary pallbearer will be Skipper Hagler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Spann’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, 122 CR 1057, Center, Texas 75935. 


To any friends and family who are not able to attend the funeral service, a live broadcast will be hosted on the Eastern Star Baptist Church of Port Arthur, Texas, Facebook page. You must like their page to view the service.


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