Sue Brindley Alverson
Sue Brindley Alverson, 91, passed away on October 19, 2019, at St Martin's in the Pines, Birmingham, Alabama. Sue was born in Decatur, Alabama, on January 20,1928, to George Asa Brindley and Ettie Maude Yeager Brindley. She spent most of her life in Cullman; graduated as Valedictorian from CHS. She attended the University of Alabama for a bit but came home after a semester because she had met the love of her life. Sue and Ted raised two smart, beautiful daughters in Cullman. After her one true love, Carl Perry "Ted" died in 2017, Sue moved to Birmingham to be near her daughters, Linda Alverson-Eiland (Joseph D. Eiland) and Janis Sorrell (William Sorrell).
Sue grew up in the grocery business, started as a teenager working at Brindley's Market and later Piggly Wiggly, owned by her brother Hugh. She also worked at Buchmann Tire Co. for her sister Nell's husband, Millard.
Over the years, and even until the last few weeks, Sue played a fierce game of bridge, impressing many much younger than her with her skills. After Ted became an enthusiastic golfer, she also took up golf, always hitting right down the middle of the fairways. Her other source of great enjoyment was going to Tunica and Wetumpka with Ted and friends, and daughter Janis.
Both Sue and Ted were active in First Presbyterian Church of Cullman, where she made many long lasting friendships.
Sue always seemed surprised when people said how sweet, generous and thoughtful she was. Just before she left her apartment at St Martins in the Pines to move to the nursing facility there, she went around giving small fleece "friendship" blankets to many of the residents.
Sue is the last of the Brindley children to pass away, having lost her younger brother Joe earlier this year. Brothers Hugh and Ed died years ago, as did her sisters Nell Buchmann and Mauveline Schumann. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews from her own family and from Ted's side of the family.
She leaves this earth with deep love for her only grandson, Matthew Sorrell, her great grandson, Theo, and Matthew's wife Tasha. Her daughters, Janis and Linda will miss her smile, her calls about how to get past a Candy Crush level, and her always humble, unassuming approach to life. She never, ever gave herself enough credit for being such a wonderful person.
Funeral services will be at the First Presbyterian Church, Cullman, Alabama, at 2 p.m. on October 23, 2019. There will be an hour of visitation just prior to the service. Interment will be next to Ted in the Cullman City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Janis and Linda request that you spend some time with someone in need, someone elderly in a nursing home, someone who may not know how to ask for companionship.
Published on October 19, 2019


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Susan Speegle McBrayer
Oct 24, 2019
I am so sorry about your mom's death. Linda, I'm sorry I wasn't able to get back to Marilyn in time. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Marcia Blocher
Oct 23, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a blessing to everyone. Sue and Ted will always be remembered in my heart.
❤️🙏 to the family
Jim Laney
Oct 22, 2019
Garden To Go Basket was purchased for the family of Sue Brindley Alverson by Jim Laney.  Send flowers
Jane Kalinec
Oct 21, 2019
Sue was a wonderful sister-in-law to me and I loved here dearly. I remember so much of our lives when we all lived in Cullman before I moved to Texas. She will be missed. Love Jane,
Drew Green
Oct 21, 2019
Many special memories of Sue Alverson.... sharing her stories about growing up in Cullman... she was a wonderful lady I will never forget....
Larry Hooks & Family
Oct 20, 2019
With our deepest condolences, we hope that your special and loving memories give you strength during your time of loss.
Bobby Gwen Alverson
Oct 20, 2019
I have so many great memories of this special sister- in- law that I could not list them all,
She will be missed by all who knew this lady especially her two daughters & families.
🙏🙏🙏 Bobby