Jan. 7, 1963-Feb. 25, 2020

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Lisa Kay Browning Edwards after a lengthy illness, Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020, at William P Clement Jr. Hospital, Dallas, Texas.

Lisa was born in Many to Marilyn Dew Browning and Edward “Sonny” Browning Jr.  Jan. 7, 1963. Lisa was raised in Natchitoches where she attended Natchitoches High School graduating Class of 1981.

Lisa worked various jobs throughout her young life, though her longest was general manager for Antoon’s Riverfront Restaurant where she not only managed the restaurant but mentored many young Northwestern State University students that had the privilege of working for her.

Lisa was a dedicated wife, daughter, mother and Nana first and foremost. She treasured her husband, children, parents and grandchildren, embracing every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana where her every moment was dedicated to making sure her grandchildren knew how much she loved them.

Lisa is the cherished wife of 38 years to Ricky Edwards of Provencal; the loving and devoted mother of Brandy Edwards LaCombe and husband Bradley of Marksville and Brandon Edwards and wife Monica of Provencal; Goddaughter, Lari Kay Jacobs; Andria Morrow Smith, who was like a daughter; adored Nana to Jonathon Gorham, Jacob LaCombe, Jaiden Edwards and Bentley Edwards; dear sister of Michael “Mikey” Browning and wife Joanie of Gaston, S.C., and Kimberly Browning English, husband Michael and niece Rylie Kay English of Farmers Branch, Texas; and many nieces and nephews, as well as honorary sons and daughters.

Lisa was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Zelma Rachal; brother-in-law, Larry “Snake” Cook; nephew, Brandon Via; maternal grandparents, Fred and Elsie Dew; and paternal grandparents, the Rev. Edward Browning Sr. and Mertie Browning.

A memorial service was Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches.