Mack, Melody "SUE", a 50 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2007 in Redondo Beach. Born in Evensville, Indiana, Sue was 56 when she died. She is survived by her husband James Gordon, daughters, Dawn & Kristi, son in laws, David & Tom, Mother, Eileen Neeland, sister, Kathy, brothers, Donald & Les, grandchildren Kaitlin, Tyler, Allison, Jacob & Leah. A gathering of family & friends will be held Thursday, July 19, 2007, 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and The Service will be held July 20, 2007, 10:00 A.M. both at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. Reception to follow at the Moose Lodge in Redondo

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  1. With deepest sympathy of your loss and may you have special memories of Sue. She sure was great around children. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. From Kathy Talarico

  2. Our thought’s and sincere sympathy are with the entire family and friends that loved Sue. Sue, you will me missed but never forgotten… Lv, Teresa and Seth Korman

  3. To My Loving Daughter Sue, You will always be and always have been loved by me. We did not see eye to eye on many things. And you knew I have always been there for you and the girls. You would just not let me help you. I know you will be happy in heaven and will be in my heart forever. Love Mom

  4. Sue Mack, I will miss you very, very much. Love from one of your very best friends. Michael G. Lanie

  5. So sorry your mom passed away. I know how close you were to her. I guess you always need to focus and think about all the good times with her and that you will see her again someday . . . I am sure you have family and many friends to support you, Tom and your children at this time . . . Take Care – Rich

  6. Miss Sue —- There will be so many people that miss you and that smile. You were very loved by many. Rest in Peace

  7. We look at the night sky in the quiet of darkness, and they are never far. Those we have loved and cherished, Those who have changed our lives in some small or profound way are closer than we know because it is their light that shines on our world. It is the brilliance of their souls that makes our night sky glow. SHINE ON MRS. SUE

  8. So sorry for the lost of your Mom, Wife and Daughter, I will always remember Susie with her big beautiful smile that would just light up her face! Susie, you were a Great Aunt to my son, Brian and a friend and sister in-law to me.

  9. Our sincere sympathy and prayers go out to your family Ms. Sue. You will be greatly missed and will continue to live in our hearts with great memories. May God have you in his Glory.

  10. I wish so much that I could have been there to see your smiling face & hear your laugh one last time. We had so much fun at the Halloween/costume parties at the Bac St. I have so many great pics of us. But you know, Whenever I smell Pear Glace, My heart will smile with thoughts of you. To all of Lil’ Sue’s family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I feel your loss in my heart. She was one of the spunkiest people that I ever had the pleasure of knowing.She didn’t take a whole lot of crap from anyone! Just know,She will always be with you, as long as you keep all the goodness in your hearts. She will be greatly missed. I am sure she is up in Heaven cracking the Angels up with her laugh.

  11. I was the big brother of the family. I remember when 3 of us kids were in high school, Susie was one grade behind me and was always trying to play matchmaker. She spent many hours trying to match me up with her girlfriends. I hope she will have the opportunity to meet her lifelong singing idol, Elvis. My condolences to her immediate family and grandchildren as she will surely be missed by them.

  12. Dawn and Kristy, Your mom will always hold a special place in my heart. So many fun memories over the years. We’re thinking of you all in this difficult time. May happy memories fill your aching hearts. Love always, Michelle

  13. Our families would like to thank everyone who shared there love and thoughts with us during this difficult time. We miss our mom very much and are so thankful that she had so many friends and family that share her love with us daily Dawn

  14. “No one through the years will say The simplest, common word in just your way.” C. S. Lewis We miss you so much. You were a teacher to our children, a matchmaker to us, and a friend to everyone. We will always remember and love you.

  15. As a former student (preschool) of Mrs. Mack at Carden Dominion, I wanted to share with the family what a wonderful teacher she was. Mrs. Mack made such an impression on me that I remember her 13 years later. She was the teacher that all the preschoolers wished they had because of her amazing personality. My sympathy goes out to the family.

  16. Good-bye Sue, we will always remember how you lit up our nights. We’ll miss you. Your friends, Dave and John

  17. Sue, I will always cherish the talks we have had, the laughs we have shared,the time we have spent together. It is always such a joy being in your presence. You will forever be in my heart. We all love you Sue!!!!!!!!

  18. Sue and I did not quite see eye to eye mostly on my part. My wishes for her are to be in the “Palms of God’s Hands” forever. AJ

  19. Sue, I will never forget the twinkle in your kind eyes, your infectious laugh, or the way that you lit up every room you walked into. Drinks are on me when we meet again.

  20. Dawn & Kristy, so very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I will always cherish the many memories I have of our “Redondo Beach Mariner’s” drill team days. Hangin’ out with your mom & dad…those were the days! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy (Tracy & Missy’s mom)

  21. God has just received a very special and wonderful angel, who we will miss more than words can say. Our lives would not have been the same without you in it. Thank you Sue, for your amazing gift of friendship. We are so lucky to have known you. We will never forget you. To Sue’s family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Dawn and Kristi, I cannot tell you enough how sorry I am to hear of your mom’s passing. The memories I have of the times we spent together at drill team meets are a big part of my childhood. Your mom was a special person and will be missed. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that she is now home with God. My love and prayers are with you both.

  23. Dear Dawn, Kristi and families, We are so sorry for your great loss. It’s hard to understand why your Mom was taken so quickly, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of her life…she loved you. Remember the good things and take comfort in them. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Kristi, Dawn and Family Sue will always be one of my favorite people. I will always have a big spot for her in my heart. I am glad that we are all family. There are a lot of really great memories for me and I will help to make sure the grandchildren remember who thier Nana was. I love all of you very much.

  25. Some people come into our lives and quickly go…Some people become friends and stay awhile…leaving beautiful foorprints on our hearts…and we will never be quite the same Sue was a lovely lady and the proudest Nana, she lit up when talking about her grandbabies. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Tina & Chris

  26. At this time I would like to express my condolences and extend my love to the family. Ms. Sue was one of a kind. She was sent here to do a job which was working with children and she did it. She treated my daughter, Te-Mia as though she was her own. I’ve learned a lot from Ms. Sue and will never forget her. She will always have a special place in my heart…..Erica

  27. I remember Suzi when I visited California as a teenager. And, I remember her as a young girl. I really liked her black velvet Elvis painting at her home. I’m sure she is living in the Father’s house and feeling great. Love, Judith Morris-Reichenbach

  28. Kristi and Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. I have very good memories of your mom during our high school years. I know you’ll miss her greatly but I also know her spirit will never let you be lonely. She was loved by all!!! Shelley Hoerl

  29. My Dear Miss Sue… My friendship with you was too brief but your impact with stay with me forever. You will truly be missed…may you rest in peace. Until we meet again, Kym

  30. Sue was an amazing woman with such a kind heart. We shared a love for working with children and she was blessed to have wonderful children and grandchildren of her own. I will miss seeing her smiling face and talking with her.

  31. To Sue’s family; I’m so sorry we were unable to attend and be with you this past Friday. Our thoughts were certainly there with you. And Sue… Four Wild Dueces to you, and the Queen of Hearts!

  32. Kristi, Dawn & Family; Theres no words to express how I feel. I’m sorry for your loss. She was a second mother to so many during diffrent times of our lives. She can never be replaced. Her spirit will remain in everyones hearts for eternity. She really was a special woman. May God fill you with His love during you time of need. If there is anything you need, or just need to talk, I’m a phone call away. I love you guys.

  33. I was Sue’s sister. We grew up together and were always friends. Sue was chosen to be the godmother of my son, Anthony, and has always treated my daughter, Angie, as her own. The kids came as a team, Angie, Anthony, Dawn, and Kristi as they were growing up. Sue, we had a large amount of history together that can never be replaced and understood by others. The history has now turned into great memories. It is very hard to explain to others everything we have been through together. You will truly be missed by all of the Luna’s and the memories of you will last forever.

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