Suzanne (Suzy) Michelle Moore- 56 years old Tulsa resident went to be with the lord Tuesday, December 20th, 2017 at Hillcrest Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on November 4, 1961 in Oklahoma City to Dr. James and Ardina Moore. She was an enrolled member of the Quapaw and Osage Tribes.
In her early life she lived and began her education in Deer Lodge, Montana. Attending kindergarten thru 10th grade, then moving to Oklahoma and graduating from Miami High School in 1980. She received her BS of Education in Math and Science and a Masters in Education Administration from Northeastern State University.
She was raised in a traditional home and strived to educate and share her traditional Quapaw and Osage culture through singing, dancing, Native American religion, Quapaw language and the Arts. She was also an accomplished Quapaw potter.
She was a former resident of Tahlequah where she was married to Joe Byrd and they share three children, Joseph, Candice, and Julia. While living in Tahlequah she taught at Maryetta, Peavine, and Gore Public Schools.
She was also an active member of First United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Tahlequah. Suzy then moved to Tulsa and taught for Tulsa Public Schools. She then began her career as a preferred agent for Keller Williams Realty along with her spouse Jay Litchfield. While there, she was awarded numerous state and national sales awards for Farm and Ranch Properties Division. She was especially proud of being asked to sit on the National Realtors Land Institute and Keller Williams Farm and Ranch International. She was the number one agent closing more properties and received local and state recognition for six consecutive years.
Throughout her life, she was involved in Gamma Phi Beta Social Sorority, Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and dedicated numerous hours to non-profit organizations.
Preceding her in death was her father, Dr. James D. Moore M.D., brother Buckner Moore. She is survived by her mother, Ardina Revard Moore of Miami, OK, her spouse, Jay Litchfield of Tulsa, OK, son Joseph Byrd of Albuquerque, N.M., daughter Candice Byrd of Tahlequah, OK, daughter Julia Byrd of Tulsa, OK. Oldest brother Steven Moore of Miami, OK, brother Jimmy Revard and wife Albina Moore of University Place, WA, and sister Martha and husband Terry Barker of Tulsa, OK. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends and loved ones.
A visitation and evening service is scheduled for Friday, December 22 at 6:30pm at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK. There will be a morning memorial service on December 23, at 9:30 am at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK with interment at Griffin Family Cemetery in Quapaw, OK and meal at the Quapaw Tribal Community Building. Memorial and life celebration in Tulsa, OK on Thursday December 28 at 6 p.m. with the place TBA.
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