Services for Edith Sharp Lucky will be held at 11am Wednesday, July 31st at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with Mrs. Sue Hortman leading the celebration of life. Edith passed away peacefully Saturday at age 82 following a lengthy illness. Visitation will also be at Blanchard St. Denis on Tuesday, July 30th, from 5pm until 7pm.
Edith was born February 9, 1937 in Mer’Rouge, Louisiana, 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 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 Pall Bearers are Luke Parker Lucky, Joshua Reed Lucky, Coleman Welch and Keelan Moss, Donald Beasley and Randy Lucky. And the family wishes to name Honorary Pall Bearers, 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.