Susan Cheryl Andrus

September 27, 1948 ~ August 1, 2022

Susan C. Andrus of Lake Charles, Louisiana went to be with her Father in Heaven on Monday, August 1st, 2022 at the age of 73 from the comfort of her home.

She was the beloved wife of forty-four years of William “Billy” Andrus, devoted mother to Jennifer Vorhies and her husband, Philip Vorhies, and loving grandmother to Maddie and Annie Vorhies.

She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth (Johnny) Clark; two brothers, James Melvin  “Junior” and Richard Hensarling and sister-in-law, Donna Hersarling, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James Melvin and Mattie Vee Schull Hensarling and her brother, Clifford Ray Hensarling.

The family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Charlotte Burd, Brenda Fontenot and Lori Hanks as well as countless teacher friends, church friends and Pokeno buddies for their kindness and care.

Born September 27, 1948 in Morton, MS, where she was raised and educated until 8th grade at which time her family moved to Metarie, LA where she graduated from Riverdale High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, LA in Elementary Education and went on to receive a Master Degree from McNeese State University.  For most of her 33-year teaching career, she taught 2nd grade at A.A. Nelson Elementary.

Susan was an amazing wife and mother and a phenomenal grandmother.  She loved the Lord and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren compete in Equestrian competitions and would travel anywhere to be a part of their lives.  She gave her time to others without reservation and would never pass up the opportunity to put on a good garage sale.  

She was an amazing cook and she leaves behind recipes that have been handed down from generations of wonderful cooks in her family. Her specialty and everyone’s all time favorite, Caramel Corn. Susan was incredibly giving of time and energy.  She made lifelong friends in Lake Charles through teaching and church.  

She enjoyed her monthly Pokeno groups which started in 1986 and still continues monthly. She will be sorely missed by her family and loved ones. To know Susan was to love Susan.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 6, 2022 in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home. Reverend Tim Bergen will officiate.  Interment services will follow at Consolata Cemetery.  Visitation Friday will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  Visitation Saturday will resume at 9:00 AM until the time of service in the funeral home.

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