Edith “Edie” McMillan Sutton, former Louisville Seminary employee and spouse of Distinguished Alum Walter Sutton, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, following hospitalization from a stroke. She was 84 years old.
Edie Sutton (nee McMillan) was born in 1932 in Acworth, Georgia. After high school and college, she served as Youth Director for First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, West Virginia, where she met her future husband, Walter Sutton. At the time, Walt was a United Press Correspondent, covering the West Virginia Capitol, Federal Courts, and State Supreme Court in Charleston.
Drawn to follow a call to ministry, Walt enrolled in Louisville Seminary. Edie and Walt were married in 1956. After Walt’s graduation from Louisville Seminary in 1957, Edie and Walt served in pastoral charges in Eminence, Elizabethtown and Maysville, Kentucky. From 1978 to 1980, Edie served as Circulation Manager for Louisville Seminary’s library, while Walt served as staff associate in communications with the Presbytery of Louisville (now Mid-Kentucky), and directing the newly established public relations office at Louisville Seminary.
Edie is survived by her husband; her son, Harold (Mary); her sisters, Nancy McPherson (Bob) and Lilouise Disharoon (Garland); and two granddaughters, Katie and Evelyn. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Huie and Evelyn Longley McMillan; her daughter, Stephanie Jean Sutton; and her sisters, Emma Josephine Mize (Clyde) and Martha Somoza (Pete).
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church (311 Browns Lane, Louisville, Kentucky).
Suggestions for memorial gifts include Presbyterian World Mission, Doctors Without Borders, or a charity of the giver's choosing.