Sandra Sue Hail

Sandra Sue Hail, 82, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Service Information: Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Sue was born June 14, 1938 in Hollis, OK to William C. and Effie Mae Lance. Sue and her future husband, Jimmy Glenn Hail, met as neighbors in Amarillo where they both attended school. They married August 21, 1954.

Sue graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University. She retired from Region 12 Education Service Center in 2001 where she was the Safe and Drug Free Schools Education Specialist. Prior to that, she taught in the Valley Mills ISD and Waco ISD systems.

Sue and Jim loved to travel and went to many places including France, England, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Yucatan and Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Jim Hail; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Doug Hail and wife, Kelley of Montgomery, Mike Hail and wife, Linda of Hewitt and Kimberly Houston and husband, Michael of Troy; brother Donnie and wife, Mary of Rockwall; her precious grandchildren, Justin and wife, Elizabeth, Amy, Taylor and husband, Corey, Kevin, Lauren, Maegan, Forrest, Anna and Jack; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 85 Waco 76703 and Mission Waco, 1315 N. 15th St. Waco 76707.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Betty Patterson Seba

    Sue was so special to my family. Arthur, my dad, thought Sue hung the moon. I am saddened that Larry and I can’t attend her services. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Will miss Sue as I have Jim.
    “Together Again”.

  3. Ron and Carol Patterson

    It’s difficult to lose someone who is as special as Sue, who meant so much to all of us and even harder that Ron and I will not be able to say goodbye to her with the family. Thinking of all of you in spirit in the days and weeks ahead. ❤

  4. Taught with Jim for many years. He brightened Faculty Office Building with his ready laughter, stories and e-mails. His passing left a void, and now Sue has left us too. At one point the Hails and the Holders lived in the same neighborhood. I was young and built a backboard with a goal that I attached to the garage. Frequently their son Doug would join me in playing “hoops.” One day Sue told me to take it easy on him. Truth is Doug was just a wad of energy and the warning should have gone to him. God Bless all of the Hails.

  5. Connie and Don Busby

    Don and I are saddened and shocked to hear of Sue’s passing. We enjoyed many good times with Sue and Jim.
    My sincere condolences go out to the family.
    Connie and Don Busby

  6. Dr. Rhoda White, Valley Mills High School Class of 1980

    Sue was my high school English teacher at Valley Mills. I was also her class aide. As a high school Senior in 1980, I made the decision to attend TSTC to study Laser-Optics. Sue gave me some sage advice, telling me I should really attend a four-university. I was fortunate to also have Jim as an instructor while attending classes at MCC. I did attend a four-year university and went on the earn three college degrees. Sue and Jim were outstanding educators who influenced hundreds of students. Deepest sympathies to the Hail family.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about Sue passing away. Sue and I were first cousins. I had been trying to contact her in the last week on the internet to see if she wanted some pictures that my sister Joye had of Sue and the Lance family. Joye passed away from the virus in mid May. Once again, so so sorry to hear this.
    Monty Lamkin, Lubbock, Texas.

  8. In the EAA we all love flying, but the greatest benefit of our local chapter was getting to know great people like members Sue and Jim Hail. My deepest condolences to the family.

  9. Byron & Bridget Jenkins

    Mike, Linda and Family;
    Mike we are so very sorry to hear about
    your Mom! You are all in our thoughts
    and prayers.
    Byron & Bridget

  10. Mary Richards Perlman

    I was so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. I have so many fond memories of spending time with your family. Kim and I
    playing scrabble with your mom. Skiing vacations with your mom and dad! Too many great memories to list! Your parents were like my second parents. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hail family.


  11. Brad & Sue Schreiner

    So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing away! Our prayers are with her family and children. She was so sweet when we visited them.

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