SUZANNE ELIZABETH ELLIOTT 60, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, following a brave, private battle with cancer. Suzanne was born November 17, 1960 in Indianapolis, IN. She graduated from Oldfields School and Bethany College (1983). Suzanne achieved her lifelong ambition to be a writer (overcoming dyslexia in the process) and worked for newspapers from Greenville, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, San Bernardino, California, Washington, PA, to Longboat Key, Florida. She returned to West Virginia in 2019 and at the time of her death was happily employed as the business editor of the Morgantown Dominion Post. Suzanne loved books, traveling, collecting mementos and animals. She was witty and had a great sense of humor. She also loved following and watching Marshall University sports. Suzanne was preceded in death by her mother, Sara Boggess Elliott, her sister Sarahann Elliott, and in 2017 her husband of 27 years, James C. Burt, Jr. She is survived by her loving family, her father Jack C. Elliott, mom Rebecca D. Elliott, brother Cliff Elliott, and uncles, Jim (Sandy) Boggess and Roy (Linda) Dunlap. Suzanne is also survived by sister-in-law Dorothy (John) Bosic and her children Kara and Jack; brother-in-law Charlie (Edie) Burt and his children, Chaz, Kaitlyn and Michale; and brother-in-law Bob Burt and his children Enzo and Frankie, and a host of friends who she loved, including a “chosen sister”, Suzanne Jambe. Her beloved dog Otis is being cared for by her parents, and cats Hazel and Finnigan are in the loving care of the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Beard Mortuary with The Rev. Dr. John Minihan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Suzanne’s name to the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter or the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.beardmortuary.com.“Courage is to be scared to death and saddle up anyway”
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