Remembering Sue Edwards Kinman

Sue Edwards Kinman

Sue Edwards Kinman was born in Mendenhall, Mississippi on January 2, 1928, to proud parents, Kiley and Berta Edwards. Dottie Edwards was her older sister and Billy Edwards was her younger brother. Sue followed her father’s footsteps by making Mississippi College her Alma Mater where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and another in Music. She continued her pursuit of higher education by earning a graduate degree in English Literature from Ole Miss while teaching at Louisiana Tech University. Many students can recall having Ms. Kinman and have described her as a rigorous English teacher with a wealth of knowledge. She faithfully spent her professional career teaching at Tech for 27 years.

She had a life-long passion for reading, playing the piano, traveling, and playing bridge. Sue’s family was easily her biggest and proudest accomplishment. A tenacious mother, an adventorous grandmother, and a hilarious great-grandmother; Sue left her family with a wealth of stories and laughter that will be passed along for generations to come.

Sue quietly passed away on August 6, 2023. She is proceeded in death by her son-in-law John Chris Stephenson. Sue will always be lovingly remembered by her son Buck Kinman and his wife Karen, her daughter Martha Sue Stephenson and her family; grandson Chris Stephenson and his wife Jessica, grandson Kiley Stephenson and his wife Julie, and granddaughter Katie and her husband Matt. Sue’s great-grandchildren are Christopher Stephenson, Tatum Stephenson, Caleb Babineaux, Cooper Stephenson, Levi Stephenson, Fiona Steed, and Lucy Steed.