Suzanne R. Baird

October 05, 1953 ‒ January 14, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Suzanne R. Baird, age 62 of Fredericktown was welcomed into heaven on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on St Rt 3 North of Sunbury.

Susie is survived by husband Michael and children Amy (Trent) Tobin and Micah (Bridget) Baird, her grandchildren Tate Tobin, Colton and Brooklyn Baird, extended family and countless friends.

A private family burial will take place Wednesday afternoon. Her family will welcome and  receive friends Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.very informally at the Vineyard Church of Delaware County, 1001 W. Cherry St. (SR 36), Sunbury, Ohio 43074. All are welcomed to attend a service celebrating her life that will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Additional time to visit will be available immediately following the service for anyone not able to attend earlier. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are preferred to the Suzanne Baird Memorial Fund, 1001 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funds will be used for overseas ministries, designated help ministries, and will be administered by Mike Baird with guidance from above.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Susie was a wonderful lady and I’ll miss her very much.

  • Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Susie was an Angel on earth and there is no doubt what she is doing at this moment. She was one of the sweetest persons we have ever known. Our heart is broken for all of you and we are praying hard for strength and healing for all of you. Sending Love and hugs

  • Dear Mike and Family,
    You have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy at this time of such tragic loss. Susie was such a beautiful person, inside and out. She touched so many lives and we are truly blessed that she touched ours. She is part of our warmest and most wonderful memories of horses, long walks, and heart to heart talks. Her faith, optimism, love of animals, love of friends, love of family, gentle ways, smile , and laughter inspire us. She was an unforgettable light in our lives.
    With much love,
    The Umpleby Family
    Sue, Terri, John, Annie and Audrey

  • Peace and love to all your family at this time of your greatest loss. Susie was our dear friend and we will miss her always. She is in the arms of God, now and forever.

  • The people at Redeemer’s Church were saddened yesterday to learn of Susie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. We are all praying for you Mike and the family.

    Deanna Ralph
    Dove’s Nest Library
    Redeemer’s Church

  • Dear Mike and Family,
    Our hearts hurt for you. We know that God knows all things! and he will get you through this. We only seen Susie once, waving to us from the basketball bleachers. Susie will be forever in our hearts and mind, and may God have his loving arms wrapped around all of you. Our deepest heart felt sympathy.

    Dave & Ann Lewis

  • Our heartfelt love and prayers to all of you. Susie was a special blessing from God to all who were privileged to know her. May God strengthen you in the coming days and give you only joyous memories of her life.

  • Dear Tobins & Family,
    Thinking of you in this most difficult time. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Sending love & hugs.

  • Praying that our Lord will fill your hearts with His peace and grace, holding you close to His heart.

  • Mike and the whole family have my sincerest sympathy. They and Susie’s beloved animals are in my prayers. As already has been said by many others, Susie was a truly beautiful person both inside and out. She was a kind and loving soul who was always willing to give her time to others. She was an angel on earth, sharing her love of Christ with all of us. Selfishly, we will greatly miss her steadfast presence in this world, but know she is now an angel in heaven. Besides being a caring friend and great listener, she did so many other things that I will always remember. She gave the best massages to my guests, gave patient riding lessons to my campers, shared her beautiful home with many, was always the perfect hostess, and brought my dog’s puppies into this world. (Many of those pups carry her love and now provide comfort to those in need through Lutheran Church Charities.) Susie was the most awesome person I’ve had the privilege to know.

  • Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. I had Susie on my mind all day last Thursday and was praying. I was thinking I need to seek her out and see how she is doing. What sad news as I heard about her passing but I know that she is seating at the feet of the Lord, just praising him. It was my privilege to get to know her as we attended our classes together at Marion Christian Center. Praying for all of you during this time of grief.

  • I will never forget Susie’s words and her ways. She truly “walked her talk.” She prayed a beautiful
    Prophetic prayer over me a few years ago that I have seen come true and is still coming true. Also, I
    still recall her reading Scripture, and then adding the phrase with our home group repeating it vocally, “And the Spirit makes it real to me.” Amen! Come close to the Baird family, gracious Heavenly Father, during their time of grieving.

  • Dear Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Suzanne was a precious friend of the Russell family and a dear loved one. We are praying for you all.

  • Mike,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family in your time of grief.
    Your cousin
    Janice Baird

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the loss of someone loved by so many. My prayers are with you.

  • We grieve and mourn with you Mike, and your dear family, along with so many others this great loss. Few on earth imaged Christ clearer and served others more fully. What a privilege to have known Susie over 3+ decades – to have connected and reconnected over this journey toward our common destination.
    ” precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his godly ones.” (Psalm 116:15)

  • Dear Mike and Family ,
    I just never know what to say in these situations and yet my heart just breaks and I want to say something ? I can’t imagine not seeing her walking her Golden or stopping to talk to her again? I know we will see her again but it’s right now when it hurts so much. Her life and her words of encouragement are always going to be with me. I’m sure she’s surrounded by horses and dogs and missing all of us. But she’s home….. And she’s happy…..
    The boys and I are praying for all of you. God is good.
    Please let us know if we can help in anyway.
    Jim and The Boys.

  • Susie must have been a truly remarkable woman and mother to have an amazing daughter Amy who I know through teaching at Northmor. May God watch over and comfort your family during this difficult time.

  • Praying for the family at this time of loss. May all of you feel God’s love surrounding you.

  • Dear Mike,
    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that I am holding you in my thoughts during this sorrowful time.
    Thoughtfully yours, Geri and David

  • We were so sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  • Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Suzanne. I know you from being a Realtor at Showcase years ago. I remember you being such a kind and caring person while we worked together. There are no words for me to say that can ease your pain in this horrible time of loss. My prayers will be with you and your family for the God of comfort to visit and stay with you. He is love!

  • Mile, your dear, sweet, kind, generous, faith-filled, faithful, grace-filled, graceful, beautiful inside and out Susie taught me how to love with the love of Christ. As you journey on without her physical presence let these Holy words remind you that “Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it”, and may you be blessed always by her memory.

  • Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her. Our condolences and prayers are with Susie and her family.

  • To Amy, Trent and Tate,
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. We will hold your family in our prayers and if there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to call us.
    Wes and Stacy Snyder and family

  • Mike and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Blessings to you all.

  • Amy, I’m praying for God’s peace, comfort, and strength for your entire family throughout this most difficult time. May you share memories and laughter and hugs and continue to always feel your mom is with you. God bless you all.

  • Amy, Trent and Tate,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

  • Mike,
    We are so sorry for your loss! Susie will be missed by all of us. She was a true friend. We will miss visiting with her and her dog while walking. When she smiled, I could see the light of Jesus in her eyes. May God bless you and keep you in His constant care. Mike, please keep in mind that every one of our family members are here for you just as you have supported and have been here for us! We are only a phone call or visit away. We will be praying for you. Mary and Rodger

  • Remember me Mike? We shared a desk at Real Estate Showcase. I have been so sad since driving past the accident scene and then hearing that Susie was involved. My heart aches for you and your family. You and Susie were such happy, positive and God loving people that it made you feel blessed to know you I know Susie was your soul mate and it will be a difficult journey for you but I know your strong faith will keep you strong. Prayers for you, Amy, Micah and your extended family.

  • Trent,Amy&Tate, So sorry to hear of. your loss. Your in our thought and prayer at such a sad time.

  • Trent, Amy & Tate. So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Prayers for comfort at this sad time. I didn’t know her but she appeared by the condolences to be a lovely person. Karen Sherman & Family.

  • Mike and family, My heart goes out to all of you as you grieve the loss of such a beautiful woman of God, wife, mother and grandmother. I know she was a treasure not only to you, but to everyone of us who knew her. She was beautiful both inside and out. I know she was a women who loved deeply and we know that she is now being loved deeply by her Father…no more pain, no more sorrow – just JOY! My prayers go out to all of you and know she would want you to move on and share the love of Jesus…just like she did. My deepest sympathy, Connie Corrova

  • Amy, Trent and family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Mike and family, although we haven’t been in touch in recent years, it seems you have always been a part of our lives. You were there at the very beginnings of our walk with Christ and that fellowship was precious. Although Susie will no longer be seen, her legacy will certainly remain through the lives of those she loved. Hers is a life to be imitated, as she displayed the love and character of our Savior.

    Our hearts and prayers are and will continue to be with each of you.

  • Mike and Family, I’m shocked & saddened to hear of Susie’s passing. I’m indeed asking the Lord’s peace , strength & grace for you at this difficult time. With love and hugs, Lisa Cain

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts broke when we heard the news. She was a bright light in this world, and will be sorely missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Eric and Becky.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Susie’s family. We’re so deeply sorry for your loss. Susie’s kindness and incredibly gentle spirit was always such an encouragement and healing presence for those around her.

  • Mike and family,
    My heart is broken for you, losing such a beautiful wife, mom, grandmother and friend for you and all of us that Susie touched. Her warm smile, her kind words her gentle spirit, her never ending love for her family and Our Lord, Jesus is what I think of when I remember the few times we spoke.
    My prayers are daily lifting you up during this most painful time.
    With my deepest sympathy and love,
    Angel (Corrova) Davis

  • Mike and Family, We were so shocked when we heard the news about Susie. We know how devastating that can be! We know Susie was a good Christian and where she is now. You all are in our thoughts and prayers! Micah and Bridget I called Mother to tell her and she is also praying for you all! She loves Colten and Brooklyn so much! Again you are in our thoughts and prayers. Maurice and I are in Florida and won’t be able to be there for the service.

  • Mike, Amy, Micah and family,
    We know this time will be very hard for you. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    We were very devastated to hear the news that Susie was gone. Susie was very special to both of us. She accepted us where we were in our walk with the Lord. She never judged, only encouraged us. I don’t think she ever realized as she shared, with joy, about what the Lord was teaching her, that she gave us a burning desire to become closer to the Lord ourselves. She had a special love for the Lord. We will miss her tremendously.

  • We are sorry for the passing of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Amy & Trent

    Our hearts and thoughts are yours.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Justin Goodwillie & Family

  • Dear Mike and Family:
    I posted a condolence a few days ago but do not see it on this page….so I want to express again my deep sorrow for your tragic loss of Susie. She was such a sweet dear person and I am so blessed to have known her while I was in the Columbus area. She was truly a one of a kind angel on this earth, and now in Heaven. We shared our love of horses and dogs, and the beautiful country there…..your beautiful home on the hilltop. All her hopes and dreams had come true. May God be with you at this terrible time. My heart is with you….Love, Cindy

  • Dear Mike and family,

    My heart grieves at the news of Susie’s passing too soon from us. Immediate prayers to the Lord Jesus leapt from my heart for you, your family, and all the animals that she cared for that will surely miss her gentle presence. She found my precious rescue dog, “Darby”, the day before he was to be put down in a shelter up your way. She phoned and without question, I said “yes, I will take him, I am on my way” because I knew Susie knew this dog was special, and he has been the dearest companion. It was the same with horses, she knew their spirits and opened my heart to trust these beautiful creatures in new ways. But most of all, we shared the love of Jesus and how he uses all things in nature to draw us to himself. “Thank you Susie for being a beautiful sister in the Lord and your many encouraging, prophetic words. I can only imagine heaven and feel your heart in His loving presence. Rest dear one.”
    And Mike, may you have peace beyond understanding, as the loving Father holds you through the rest of your earthly journey, until you see Susie again.

    Under His Wings,
    Connie McClendon

  • So sorry to hear of Susie’s passing. Our hearts & prayers go out to Susie’s precious family….We’ll never forget her sweet gentle spirit & her love for Jesus, her family & for all those privileged to meet her. May the Spirit of the Lord Jesus comfort you like none other during this most difficult time!
    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord be upon you binding up your broken hearts, comforting you as you mourn, providing for those who grieve- to bestow on you a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy for mourning & a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair… Isaiah 61: 1-3
    May our God be your Refuge and Strength, an ever-present Help in time of need. Psalm 46:1

  • Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to you, Mike (and your family) on the loss of your dear wife, Suzie. She was such a dear, gentle and kind woman. We pray that you and your family will somehow experience that “peace that passes understanding” and ongoing warm memories of your life together.

    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis

  • Dear Mike and Micah
    My heart is so touched just remembering my time with Susie. It’s been a long time but once touched by her one never forgets an extraordinary gift she is. MANY PRAYERS BEING SENT….

  • i have such good memories of time spent with you and Susie. Susie touched a lot of people because God shined clearly and brightly through her. What a treasure to have in your memories. God has his hand on you Mike. Someday you will have a lot to talk to Susie about in heaven. Stacie and I will be calling you to get together.

  • Mike, May God be with you and your family as only He can be at this time. We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Suzie’s death. You are in our heartfelt prayers.