Lou Jackson Estay, 60, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Dulac, was granted her angel wings on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis De Sales Cathedral in Houma.
She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Allen J. Estay; daughters, Shanna M. Estay and Dawn Estay Voisin and husband, Barry; four granddaughters, Kiarra and Rhianna Little and Jillian and Izabella Voisin; mother, Louverda T. Jackson Ledet; brothers, Norvel (Cissy) Jackson Jr., Lorris (Patsy) Jackson, and Harold (Terri) Jackson; sisters, Cheryl J. Simms, Linda Jackson-Savoie, and Stella J. (John) Mobley; brother-in-law, Wayne (Donna) Estay; sisters-in-law; Toni E. (Duard "Butch") Cheramie, Terri Estay and Tammy Estay; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Norvel P. Jackson Sr.; paternal grandparents, Norvel A. and Madeline C. Jackson; stepfather, Leroy "Bad Grass" Ledet; maternal grandparents, Dolton Sr. and Enessia L. Terrebonne; father-in-law, Antoine "Tan" J. Estay; mother-in-law, Patsy O. Estay; brother, Allen F. Jackson; sister-in-law, Janice Estay Steele; and nephews, John Michael Estay and Michael John Mobley.
Lou worked for many years as the nursing director of surgery at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC). She was a member of Ladies Night Out Committee, Woman's Business Alliance (WBA), Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives, Organ Donation Champion Committee, American Nurses Association, American Organization of OR Nurses, Krewe of Aphrodite and a Leadership Terrebonne alumna. She will be sorely missed by her family and the community and will be remembered by all for her generous heart, sharp wit, caring nature and beautiful smile.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.
"At first, the angels stood behind her bed guarding her every breath. Later, when her breath began to fade, the angels hovered above her, gently lifting her spirit into the heavenly hands of God."