Carolyn Ladner Babb
Funeral services for Carolyn Ladner Babb, 76, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Lakeshore Baptist Church in Monroe La. with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until service time, at the church.
Carolyn was born February 19, 1941, in Poplarville, MS and passed away peacefully at her home, Monday surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
She was a retired associate professor of the School of Business at Northeast Louisiana University. Prior to joining the teaching staff at NLU, she taught economics at Auburn University. She was an honor student in both her undergraduate and masters programs at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.
She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Essie Ladner of Poplarville Mississippi. Survivors include her husband Keith W. Babb, son Bryan, wife Judy; daughter Keena Babb Luffey, husband Duke; three grandchildren: Aden Antley, Ladner Luffey, and Nova Vernon; Brother Jerry Ladner, wife Onna of Poplarville; sister Patsy Hymel, husband J.C. of Slidell, Louisiana, and 10 nieces and nephews.
Carolyn taught seventh and eighth grade Sunday school class for years at Lakeshore Baptist Church, and is where she and husband Keith were married in 1970. Her family and her church were foremost in her life.
After retirement, she became secretary treasure of KCB Properties, helped build and manage Hideaway Self Storage and was a partner and manager of Keith Babb & Associates auction and Realty Co.
Her family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Carolyn’s special caregivers; Carol Ray, Marie Ray, and LaCoya Jones for their undying love and care of “Miss” Carolyn. And also to the caring staff of Compassus Hospice Care, and to all those who expressed concern and prayed for the family.
Pallbearers are: Gene Ford, Scotty Barnes, Glenn Bennett, Randy Hammett, Barney Tucker, and Rodney Hutchins.
Honorary pallbearers are: Rob Antley, William Tickner, Darren Burgess, Jerry King, Bob Manning, Gary Ryther, Bill Younse, John Riley, Jody Higgins and Jamie Patrick.
The family requests memorials be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research , michaeljfox.org, or the American Parkinson’s Disease Assoc. apdaparkinson.orgor charity of choice.
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