Wilma (Sue) McCall, 76, of Southaven, Miss., died Dec. 26, 2020, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sue was born February 14, 1944, in Clinton, Tenn. A 1962 graduate of Memphis Technical High School in 1962, she opened her own business, McCall’s Ceramics, in 1969 on Getwell Road in Memphis. A member of the Memphis Ceramics Association, she was a well-loved ceramics instructor and decorated professional in the craft. She won “The Peggy” – the highest honor for professional creative effort in hobby ceramics – three times.
Sue was also proudly involved in raising show dogs, including many litters of Dobermans and miniature pinschers. She managed Shiloh’s Kennels for 10 years. One of her Dobermans was an American Kennel Club champion in 1979.
After leaving the ceramics business at the end of the 1970s, she helped her husband operate his business until they retired in 2002. Known to all her loved ones as Miss Sue, she loved traveling (she visited every state except Rhode Island), fishing, gardening, history, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Norman Bruce McCall; her daughter, Wendy McCall Gregory (Robert) of Senatobia; her grandson, Robert Nathan Gregory (Kate) of Starkville; a nephew, Chuck Thomas (Kathy) of Winona, and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves many extended family members who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Thomas; her mother, Ethel Thomas; and her brother, Charles Thomas.
At her request, there will not be a formal funeral service. A celebration of life will be held on a date to be determined.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.