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Celebrating the life of

Lucile (Cilie) Huff Sutton

February 15, 1925 - February 25, 2023

Lucile (Cilie) Huff Sutton

Lucile (Cilie) Huff Sutton, 98, died February 25, 2023.  Cilie was the last of the 4 dependable Huff girls and leaves just 1 cousin (Mrs. Lynn Krauss) from her generation.  She was born February 15, 1925, on Kinzie Avenue in the Gordonston neighborhood of Savannah.  In March of 1946, she married her marine, William C (Bill) Sutton Jr.  In 1956 they moved around the corner to Duffy Street, and there resided until her death.  Surely the road to heaven follows the streetcar tracks thru Gordonston, because Cilie drove that route every time she got behind the wheel - regardless the destination!  Cilie and Bill had two children – Susan and Billy.

Cilie devoted her life to family, friends, First Baptist Church, and a little mischief.  Nothing meant more to her than relationships.  Cilie loved people.  If you had a birthday, you could expect a call.  Cilie was devoted to the people and the ministries of First Baptist.  Born into the cradle roll, if the doors were open, she was in attendance.  In all manner of life, she was steadfast.

Cilie loved teaching children to swim – so if you knew her its likely she had you in the pool.  In her younger days, she loved riding the waves at Tybee – even into her 80s. 

Preceded in death by Bill and Susan, Cilie is survived by Billy and his Wife, Nancy, Grandchildren Rebecca, Betsy, and Will along with her 5 nephews, their families, and countless friends from so many generations. 

Our family would like to thank all the loving souls from Home Instead that faithfully cared for Cilie, and the wonderful staff of Hospice Savannah that cared for her in her final journey. 

Memorials can be made in Cilie’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Savannah, P.O. Box 9551, Savannah, GA 31401.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel, with the Funeral service Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:00 at First Baptist Church of Savannah.   Private burial will follow.



Bill and Nancy: We are truly sorry to hear of your mother's passing. There are no words to heal the empty place in your hearts that her passing felt. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you to ease your nurden.

- Paul and Debby Baker, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Joyce Thomas, Dunwoody, GA

I can hear God saying Welcome Home my good and faithful servant !

- Joyce Thomas , Atlanta , Ga

We have an agreement that "we will see one another in the Rapture." In the meantime she will put in a "good word" for me. Honestly, I did not expect to care for someone who I had so much in common with. Mrs. Sutton was EASY to love. She picked her time to: go home. You were there and so was Billy!! ( Her pride and joy!! )

- Margaret Anne Boock ( Care-giver ), Garden City, Georgia

There are no words to ease the pain of losing a mother. Celie was one of my mothers best friends and I know she missed her after her death. I was only 3 when we moved from Kenzie Avenue ( 2 doors down from you) but I always remember how much our moms loved one another. We kept in touch when I moved to Maryland and when I lost my husband suddenly a few years ago she was so kind as she understood such a loss. I was so happy to move back home to Savannah a few years ago and treasured the time I spent with Celie. She was such a sweet and loving lady with a keen sense of humor. We loved to reminisce and she always told me stories about escapades she had with my mother and my grandparents. She will be sadly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

- Lenna Wegener Dembski, Savannah , Georgia

My condolences, thoughts, and hugs go out to all of the Sutton’s. While I never met Cilie, the stories I have heard let Me know how special she was to all.

- James Burgess, Concord, NC

Sending all my love to you all….Cilie was the most special of ladies….

- DebbieDebbie Denhard, Kennesaw, GA

Dear Bill, Nancy, and Family: Today was a day of rejoicing in Heaven, when Bill and Susan welcomed Cilie home. I can only imagine how thrilled they all are to be in the presence of the Lord. We have many sweet memories through the years of The Sutton Family. Our two daughter’s, were blessed recipients of swimming lessons from Cilie. We know that you will miss her so much in the days and months ahead. Our prayers are with you. Ken and Amelia McDonald

- Ken and Amelia McDonald, Savannah, GA

Chris and I have fond memories of Cilie & Bill from our time with them at FBC in the early 1970's. They helped a seminary graduate begin his time in ministry and a newlywed couple begin their time together, which still continues. We send our condolences to Billy and his family.

- Chris & Skip Irby, Charlottesville, VA

I am saddened to hear of your mother's death. She was a dear friend to me when we were members at First Baptist. She called me many times after we had moved to Winston to just say hello. I will miss those calls. She was thoughtful and loving. My love to Bill, Nancy, and granddaughters. Edna Austin

- Edna Austin, Winston Salem, NC

Billy, Nancy, Heaven must be a wild, fun and crazy place right now with your Mom, Dad and Susan all in one place again. The memories fade a little over the years, but her smile was always a light for others. I remember her talking with Daddy several weeks before he passed, and it was a blast just listening to them on the phone; I think she was giving him advice on how to live longer and he kept telling her that he was older than her so he should know all about that. We will always be grateful for her scripture reading at his funeral. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A true servant of the Lord

- waldrop family, Savannah, Ga

Billy and Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Cilie was a dear friend to me and I cherished her sweet spirit. She always remembered Clyde and had a good story to tell me about him when we would have our personal conversations. I will always remember her as a true friend!

- Faye Anderson , Pooler , Georgia

Bill, I will truly miss my “sister” as she called me for as long as I can remember. She was such a great lady and I loved stopping by her house to just sit and talk. She never missed a beat and I always just loved her stories about my dad. I’m sure she is loving being reunited with Mr Bill and Susan….I even bet she and my dad are having a long laugh about something. I am very sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in knowing she lived the best life ever.

- Sarah Marie Brawner, Savannah, Georgia

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. We had many fun times at the pool!

- Janet Dixon Bell, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel