Susanne Salisbury

Age 85, of Holly, passed away on January 14, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00 pm, Friday, January 20, 2023, at St John Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison. Father Andrew Czajkowski will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday, from 11:00 am until the funeral mass at 12:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Paralyzed Veterans of America. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Susanne’s Tribute Wall at

Susanne Rita Salisbury was born on January 25, 1937, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Teresa (Levasseur) Seymour. Susanne married the love of her life, Keith Salisbury, on May 12, 1978, and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2008. Susie loved lake life, gardening, reading, and playing cards. She devoted her later years to the Ministries of Emmaus House in Harlem, New York, Saint Francis Neighborhood Center in Baltimore, Maryland, Saint Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Misericordia in Chicago, Illinois.

Susanne is survived by five children; Cheri (John) Martin of Grand Blanc, Mark (Ann) Burnash of St. Johns, Camille (John) Kowalczyk of Lincoln Park, Joseph (Virginia) Burnash of Dothan AL, and Matthew (Kathy) Burnash of White Lake, stepchildren; Stephen (Vicky) Salisbury of Alma, Martin (Andrea) Salisbury of Mt. Pleasant, David (Dawn) Salisbury of Mt. Pleasant, Amy (Don) Martin of Shepherd, Christopher (Elyse) Salisbury of Midland, 30 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Noe, Ardelle Seymour, Ellise Caron, and Karen Allen.

Susanne is preceded in death by her parents, infant son; John Agustine Burnash, son; Timothy Burnash, the father of her children; Milton Burnash, brothers; Gerald, Earl, Urban, Cletus, Daniel, and Marshall, sisters; Dolorosa Seymour and Mary Lou Eisenbeis.