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Mary Susie Morris Torian

Mrs. Mary Susie Morris Torian of 1911 Alderson Avenue, South Boston died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at her residence at the age of 92.

Mrs. Torian was born in South Boston on Feb. 28, 1921 to the late Mr. Charles Morris and Mrs. Hallie Dew Morris. She was married to the late Mr. John Lonnie Torian and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Sheila Torian and Ms. Nayah Wakeelah, both of South Boston and Ms. Hallie Torian of East Orange, N.J. two sons, Mr. John Torian and wife Virginia of South Boston and Mr. Thomas Torian of Irvington, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, two daughters, Mrs. Edith Barksdale and Ms. Deanna Torian; and one son, Mr. William Torian, also preceded Mrs. Torian in death.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel Barksdale officiating.

The family received friends at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service and all other times at the residence.

Public viewing was held at the church Thursday. 

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.