Feb. 9, 1937-July 27, 2019
Services for Edith Sharp Lucky will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with Mrs. Sue Hortman leading the celebration of life. Edith passed away peacefully Saturday, July 27, 2019, at age 82 following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, July 30, from 5-7 p.m.
Edith was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Mer’Rouge but lived most of her life in Natchitoches.
She was preceded in death by her parents, B.J. and Tavie Sharp; her husband of 52 years, Tracy Reed Lucky; and her only brother, Jack Sharp and his wife, Margie.
She is survived by her three sons, Tracy Reed Lucky Jr. (Cynthia), Bryan Cole Lucky (Jyll) and Kerry Baxter Lucky (Jana); and her grandchildren, Kevin Moss (Scotia), Kamela Moss, Karen Moss (Gayle), Halie Errington, April White (Waylon), Luke, Joshua and Jessica Lucky; and great-grandchildren, Coleman Welch, Keith, Keenan and Keelan Moss, Ava, Emme and Jax Errington, Presley and Steele White; and great-great grandchild, Riley Moss.
Edith graduated from Natchitoches High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Education at Northwestern State University in 1957, and a master’s degree in Education in 1963. She received her +30 in 1970, all from Northwestern State University. She also has an additional 18 hours of credit in Speech Pathology. She worked with children with special needs for many years and served as principle of the Natchitoches Pre-school Center. Edith retired in 1990 following a committed career in special education.
During their 52 happy years together, Tracy and Edith enjoyed traveling, RV-ing with friends and entertaining. Their home was known for its warmth and hospitality, where drop-ins were always welcomed. Edith was a renowned cook and loved hosting in their home. She and Tracy could also be counted on to be taking food and visiting shut-ins and folks who were ill. In addition to entertaining and cooking, Edith also loved playing bridge and traveling, and spending time with her beloved family, to which she was devoted.
Serving as pallbearers are Luke Parker Lucky, Joshua Reed Lucky, Coleman Welch and Keelan Moss, Donald Beasley and Randy Lucky.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Beasley, Gary Beasley, John Sharp and Scott Sharp.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the NSU Foundation for Edith Sharp Lucky Scholarship in Education to 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497.