Stephen Barker Liles’ Mother Dies After Battle with ALS

Stephen Barker Liles and Mother, Susie; Photos via Instagram
Stephen Barker Liles and Mother, Susie; Photos via Instagram
Stephen Barker Liles and Mother, Susie; Photos via Instagram

Our thoughts and prayers are with Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles as he mourns the loss of his mother, Susie Barker Liles Burchett.

Burchett passed away Tuesday (Nov. 5) following a nearly three-year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Barker took to Instagram Thursday morning (Nov. 7), to share a touching tribute to his late mother.

“Momma. #ALS thinks it took you but what they don’t know is that ALS can’t take someone that has already been claimed by our Lord and Savior Jesus,” he wrote. “I know you are dancing with the angels now and forever til we get there and you can teach us a couple of your new and probably silly dance moves. I will miss you every day• At every important moment• At every achievement and at every failure. You will always be my rock and my heart. Thank you for always rocking me to sleep and singing to me when I was scared and needed my mom. Thank you for loving my friends almost as much as you even loved me. I love you GiGi – Susie Bluesy”

Burchett will be remembered on Monday (Nov. 11) with a service at the First Baptist Church of Clarksville.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that mourners consider a donation in her memory to the Shine for Susie ALS Fund.