Brittany Lynnette Suesse

September 20, 1990 ‒ July 14, 2015

Howard, Ohio

HOWARD: “She leaves a sparkle wherever she goes” is how you would accurately describe Brittany. She left an impression on everyone she came in contact with, and never leaving a dull moment when she was near. Brittany was kind hearted, determined and never knew a stranger.

Brittany Lynnette Suesse passed away unexpectedly July 14, 2015 in Knox Community Hospital. She was 24 years old.

She was born in Akron, Ohio on September 20, 1990 to Robert Suesse and Cynthia (Day) Crossan. Brittany graduated from East Knox High School with the class of 2012. She most recently had been working with Midwest Innovations and in the past worked with DODD and Goodwill.

Brittany enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and was involved in many ways with the Howard Christian Church. In spare time she loved music and was always seen singing and dancing. Brittany was also a lover of animals; bringing home any stray she would come across. But above all, she cherished her precious nieces and nephews; they added light to her sparkle.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather Cindy and Roger Crossan and her father Robert Suesse; siblings Kristen Day, Matthew Suesse and Jennifer Savage; nieces and nephews Destiny Wilson, Adrianna Hitchcock, Christopher Hitchcock, and James Hoar; aunts and uncles June (Steve) Ward, Barb Weber, Penny Day, Trisha Lyle, and Don (LeAnn) Suesse; grandparents William and Beverley Day, Donn and Marion Suesse;  boyfriend Mike Oswalt, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A special thanks to Ashley Lemmer for all her support during this difficult time.

Brittany is preceded by a brother-in-law Mark Wilson, and a niece Anna Marie Hitchcock.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home with a funeral service on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11 a.m.  Pastor Scott Reynolds will officiate with burial to follow at Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to her memorial fund at the funeral home. Checks may be made payable to Cindy Crossan.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Brittany’s family, and condolences may be made to them at

  • The family of Brittany Suesse:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Brittany was a kind hearted person, she will be truly missed. I will always remember her coming into my office and saying there’s
    trouble and then saying not really, I love you Sharon! God needed another Angel to fill his garden and you know he only takes the best. RIP Brittany, I will always love and miss you.

  • To the suesse family

    I’m truly sorry for your loss Brittany and me used to date each other but it just never worked out between us Brittany was always there when you needed someone to talk to she would also lend a hand to help anyone in need I will always love Brittany and her family god rest your soul you are gone but you will never be forgotten rest in Peace untill we meet again god bless you all and once again I’m so sorry

  • I am sorry for your loss. Brittany was a wonderful person and great advocate for others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    I worked with Brittany when I was an intern with the County Board and had the pleasure of working with her again on an advocacy council group. Brittany had good ideas and never had any problems speaking up on how to make life better for individuals with disabilities. She worked on many projects to better the community.
    Her vibrant smile and the way she always was happy to see me by giving one of her huge hugs will be missed.
    My prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sad to hear Brittany is gone. The past 2.5 years that I worked with her was amazing. She was such a sweet girl and I loved her to pieces. Rip sweet angel.

  • My heart aches for all of you Brittany was such a special person left her mark on this world. She was a ray of sunshine such a loving and caring person. I had the privilege to work with her for 3 yrs at Midwest. She made an impact on many lives. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed immensely. Prayers for all of you in this difficult time.

  • Way to young to lose Brittany. She was a wonderful person with a big heart and always wanted to share conversations with others. She was part of an advocacy group that met with me over the past year and certainly was a true advocate. Her time on earth was cut too short. Her smile and heart will be missed by all!

  • My dear Brittany, you will missed by many. Your laugh, your smile and your vibrant personality made you a instant friend with so many. Watching you grow up over the years I have seen you grow into an amazing young women. I’ll never forget our trip to cedar point in 2012 or the trip to VA Beach in 13. We shared some great times. I will cherish those memories and until we meet again dear friend, fly high Brittany. May God hold your loved ones in his arms during this time of need.

  • Miss Brittany, I can not believe your gone I always loved when you came in to see me or call me on the phone, you were Always Smiling and joking around in your Special Brittany way, I am going to Miss you so much I just talked to you on the phone on Friday it’s just so hard to believe your gone! All I know is that God must of needed your special smile and sparkling personality in Heaven! I know you are looking down on us here telling us that it will be okay but it makes our heart hurt that your gone! Miss Brittany I loved you as one of my own and my condolises go out to your mom and family in this hard time! Love you girl & God Bless!

  • I’m sorry for your lost. I will miss her. Miss her from being her boyfriend in 2014 may she rest in peace. I will miss you Brittany Suesse.

  • Im so sorry to hear this…prayers go out to her family and friends…rip Brittany may god be with you xoxoxoxoxo 🙂 🙂

  • I didn’t know this girl but that was way to young I prayer her family gets through this may you r.I.p

  • So sad that Little Bit is gone. But, she is in Jehovah’s memory. When He wakes her up she will a perfect young lady. No problems or illnesses. Able to live for all eternity in paradise on earth. Sleep well, Brittany. See you in the New System.

  • Cindy we are so sorry for your families loss. We are sending you our prayers.

  • Britney was an absolute Angel, it is obvious heaven needed her services. We will all miss you, with heavy hearts. Love you!

  • I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Brittany was an energetic, beautiful, fun, and kind young woman. She brought such joy into whatever she did and her smile was contagious!! I went to school with Brittany, then had the pleasure of working with her at MidWest. Brittany didnt like to see people sad, so she would give the biggest, warmest hugs and you would have no choice but to cheer up! Brittany you will be missed dearly. May God send comfort to your family in this time of need.

  • Cindy and family
    My heart goes out to you all. Brittany and Doug were like bothers and sisters growing up together since grade school and then cupid shot them. loved every hair pulling moment those two put us through proms, homecoming, graduation party, pool parties. She always had a smile to brighten your day. The Hicks family will dearly miss her!

  • Im very sorry for ur loss i didnt know her that well but i did know her alil bit this is so very sad and my heart goes out to all of you rest in peace brittany

  • I am so sorry for your loss. No words can make your world whole again. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts though and praying your heart can find peace.

  • Dear Brittany u be missed right by everyone that knew u. U were always like a sister to me. I will miss u so very much. I have loved u with my whole entire life time like a sister to me. I love u & I will miss u always sis.

  • You will be sadly missed Brittany. You’re the best sister-in-law anyone could ask for.
    You’re loving, caring, helpful and so much more. You were there for me when I needed someone and at Church would always make it a habit to know I was doing ok and gave me hugs. Sometimes, TOO OFTEN, we don’t realize then friend we have in someone until it’s too late. But… you always knew you had people around you who loved you. And I know you are holding my little girl right now and loving on her with all that you are, and I know that all your pain and suffering is gone. But still, I will miss you so much. I love you Britt.

  • God called one of his special Angel home.. Even though we don’t understand why but I guessed heaven wasn’t complete yet without her. you and your smile lit up the room when you walked in Graden love to play video games when he came over with you I told him that you are no longer with us. he said I liked her she always let me come up and play her games you even touched my 10 year old son and I thank you for that I love your family like they were my own and if you guys need anything please don’t hesitate to ask our love prayers and thoughts are with you Brittney you will be truly missed in the smile that lit up the room every time you walked in you touched so many people so sorry for your loss, Jason Tara n Graden & Linda Weikle

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Brittany was a sweet heart and always helped put a smile on my face whenever I was with her. We went to school together and we also worked together. I remember helping her get her apartment and helping her get everything set up. Brittany and I had alot of good memories together. We were more then just friends, I called her my sister, we were very close. I’m going to miss her very much. I love you brittany, fly high with the angels and sing a little song for me.

  • Smiles are plentiful at our People First Dances – but I truly believe Brittany’s smile was always the brightest – how she loved the dances! Brittany made friends wherever she went, of which, I am blessed to be one and will treasure all those one-of-a-kind beautiful Brittany hugs! My deepest condolences to all of you.

  • Brittany, This is a very difficult loss for me. I was so honored to work with you! I learned so much about loving others and giving through your kind, joking and loving ways. I always told you how much you have to offer and by golly gee…you offered so much! You never knew an enemy and never went without a great big smile. You showed your love through so many ways BUT what I will miss the most is you running up to me whenever I saw you with a HUGE hug!! Not just any hug, but a HUGE BEAR HUG!!! I’d always say, “Slow down sista!!” AND of course you’d squeeze tighter and laugh that belly laugh I love. You will be missed so much. Nobody can replace the sincere advocacy you had for others or the sparkle you added to every situation. I love ya kid and know you will be watching over, not only your family that you loved so much but all your friends.
    Cindy and Family, she’s an angel now watching over all of you! I’m so sorry for your loss. She was that spit fire that kept ya on your toes, but in so many ways the angel on earth we all needed to make us laugh and smile. All my thoughts and prayers are with you during such a difficult time.
    Terri Spurgeon

  • Bob and Cindy I have no idea how to express my sadness and my compassion for your loss. it truly is unbelievable in my mind. as lives have changed and children have grown friendships have changed as well however Britney was always the connection to everyone. watching that little girl grow up with her amazing smile her short temper her want to help people just amazing Cindy we had such special times and such special memories with your children and your husband and of course your wonderful family who accepted me as part of your family my favorite moments with Brittany where when you would get ready to go to the hall she always wanted me to do her hair that was so fun. my other phone memory is the day at moms and the eighth testicles comment that joy will live in my heart forever. and so will your reaction I miss you guys I hate that life has separated us especially with a loss like this but you are always in my heart and always on my mindGod only takes the perfect people youngas sad as it is he picked a good choice I love you all I miss you all if you need something let me know my heart breaks for you.

  • We are so sorry about Brittany. She was such a happy, loving girl. We loved her very much!

  • I am so sorry for your lost. Brittany was such a happy person. May she rest in peace.

  • Cindy,

    Words cannot express how much sorrow is present upon the loss of Brittany.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go though this difficult time. Just know she is in Gods Great Hands. Always remember to look to the skies and know she is looking over you and your family. Rest in Peace Brittany!

  • On behalf of all the staff & students who were enlightened, inspired and so fortunate to have been graced by her presence; As teachers and classmates, we were impacted by her sincerity and passion for life . Brittany genuinely loved those around her and would go the extra mile, take the extra step , to ensure that others knew how much she cared. When she was happy, her face lit up like the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Her heart extended to others who needed a helping hand, hug or smile. This young lady was one of the most creatively resourceful students we have ever known. She stretched to reach the highest goals possible, always seeking to go just a little farther each successive adventure. She taught us to hang on when ropes are slipping, look for the glimmer of light if it seems dark and to give the world all you’ve got – she taught us by example. I hope we will always be encouraged by her determination and loving spirit. We are humbled, honored and privileged to have had her as a student in our Transition Mission program, Knox County Schools. May her laughter ring ” contagious ” ……… Nancy Gregg, her former teacher

  • I had the privilege to work with Brittany as her staff for 2 and a half years and she was such a sweetheart. Her and I got to be so close and my heart aches. She was so young and its just so sad. We were friends on Facebook and I just chatted with her on Sunday before this all happened and she always made me laugh. She always had a smile on her face and made everyone laugh. Love ya Britt RIP

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! We had Brittany on our bus when we drove for East Knox! She will be missed!

  • I sure will miss britts smiling face and her way to brighten my day. She was way too young to leave thsi earth and it seems truly unreal to be reading and hearing all of this! I not only was her nurse but more than anything a friend. I know in my heart that brittany heard God’s soft whisper calling her and loving arms surrounding her when she left htis earth. We spoke many times of God’s love. I will always love and miss this gal more than anything and remember that God leads us to meet others for a reason and purpose 🙂 Love and many prayers of comfort to her family!!!!!

  • Hey girl you was my best friend I am going to miss you like cuzy it was not your time to gone we know each other for 24 years I love you with all my heart sorry for your fmaliy loss I am so sad you was ever thing to me love you girl which over me miss you so much

  • My heart goes out Roger and Cindy and family. I am so sorry. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of “Brittany”. My heart is with you.

    I will never forget her. She had a heart as big as the sky and a smile beyond that. She always gave me hug when we came to visit. Not just a hug, but one that took your breath away. She will be missed.

    It has been said, “Nothing you love is lost. Not really. People always go away sooner or later. You can’t hold them anymore than you can hold the moonlight. But if they have touched you, if they are inside you, then they are still yours. The only things you ever really keep are the people and memories you hold in your heart.”

    You will always be remembered Brittany

  • Brittany my heart is sad, but not empty..You touched me, Jessica, and Brant with your company…Not one day went by that you didn’t make someone smile, you gave a huge hug, and kisses… You was so helping on the farm helping me tend to my puppies, kitties, and my horses.
    You, Brant, and Jessica loved roller skating on Saturday night. Your laughter, kindness, caring, and carefree “whatever” walk will be missed… I’m blessed we became friends, they say Angels walk amoung us…
    I believe you did, and now you certainly are a beautiful Angel with rainbow color wings.
    Rest well baby girl, keep your Mom close to you while she heals…
    Watch over your family, and friends we will be calling on you in our silent one on one prayers.
    You will live on in the minds, prayers, tears, smiles, and conversations of the people you’ve touched daily.
    Sadly I’ll miss you forever..
    Love, Jodi Jessica n Brant
    ~Diamond Eyes~

  • Cindy and family,
    My dearest friend, so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for you, memories had been made in the 24 yrs you had with your daughter, those you will keep so close to your heart everyday, God Bless you and your family now and in the future.
    God’s Love is with you all and Brittany’s love will be with you always.
    Your long time friend,

  • Many prayers to the family of Brittany! this is so heartbreaking! my daughter, ” Amber Johnson” grew up with Brittany since the second grade, many memories of getting ready for school dances, going to the bikecpath in howard, when brittany decided to cool off and go swimming! going to get ice cream, trick or treating, to graduation!many good times and memories! no matter if things were good or bad, she made u smile and was always a friend! Brittany took everything with a grain of salt and with a smile! I remember her hugs, and telling her, o.k brittany, ur going to crush me!” which made her laugh more! you will be sadly missed! we love you, brittany!

  • Brittany was happy cheerful in her own way with a beaming smile that showed her love to her family & friends, when at Church & Round Lake Christian Camp. She has received her Heavenly Reward that waits for her, absence from the body is present with Lord Jesus a place she loves called Calvary, Where angels sing and rejoice all day and children laugh, run and play. Here Jesus holds her hand as she walks through the Gate of Pearl into Heavenly Golden City. This is the Heavenly Home Brittany dreamed of for so long so beautiful, so heavenly like the angel’s song, Brittany is a child of Jesus, Deepest Sympathy Christian Love

    Matthew 19: 14 New International Version ( NIV )
    14 Jesus said, “ Let the children come unto me and do not hinder prevent them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. ”

  • We are so sorry about your loss of Brittany. We were her and Mikes neighbor and just met them not too long ago. She was so sweet and loved to play with our mini dacshunds. She will be missed by all of us. R.I.P. Brittany

  • Our deepest condolence goes to Brittany’s family. Brittany will be sadly missed at the Library in Mt Vernon. We always enjoyed talking to and seeing Brittany….May she rest in peace……

    The Staff at the Public Library of Mt Vernon

    Teresa, Yvonne, Pam and the rest of the staff

  • Shawn ask me to tell you he is so sorry to hear about Brittany. He loved her too. He was hoping to run into her at Wal-mart or somewhere when he gets out because I told him every time I ran into her she would ask about him.