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Kathleen Elizabeth Luckie

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Kathleen Elizabeth Luckie Obituary
Kathleen Elizabeth Sorrow Luckie

1952-2014

On Tuesday, February 04, 2014, Kathy transitioned from this life to the next after a bravely fought battle with brain cancer. She was born December 14, 1952, to Marvin and Alice Sorrow, in Miami, Fl. She was preceded in death by her precious infant son, Paul (age 14 months), her grandparents, Robert and Alice Maurice, and her late husband of ten years, Orlando Diaz. She is survived by her parents, Marvin and Alice Sorrow ,her husband , Ross, her birth daughter, Kristen Wheelock ( Mark),granddaughter, Jamison and grandson, Damien, of Sebring, Fl, sister, Karen Bailey (David) and nephew, Ryan, of Penbroke Pines, Fl, sister, Joyce Marks (John), of Jackson, Ohio, son, Edward Diaz (Lisa) of Winter Haven, Fl, son, William Diaz (Lisa), of Winter Haven, Fl, daughter, Dori Mearns (Randy) of Marathon, Fl, daughters, Suzannah French (Joe ), of Brandon, Mississippi, Rachel Luckie, of Loxley, Al, and Rebecca Phillips ( Doug), of Robertsdale, Al . She had 15 beautiful grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins who were very dear to her through the years and for whom she particularly prayed, prior to her death.

Perhaps Kathleen's greatest calling in her life was to be a minister's wife, and with this calling, she dedicated herself to serve all to whom she could serve in any way, but especially was she dedicated to the Lord. Anyone who knew her well would agree that this calling never dissipated, as she was the most giving, hospitable, and accommodating person you would ever meet. In fact, she worked in the banking industry as a customer service representative almost 30 years, so that she could be on the front line serving the public, who loved and appreciated her dearly. She always went the "second mile". Highlands Independent Bank was her second family for over 19 years, and she also worked at Highlands County Bank and other banks prior.

Kathy was introduced to campmeeting as a child by her grandmother Maurice. Subsequently, Indian Springs Holiness Camp meeting became the pivot around which her entire life revolved, and she attended every meeting possible for all of her teenage and adult life. She met the Lord there and received a large part of her spiritual foundation, which later took her on to Glory. This place was so very special to her that purchasing a cabin there last year was a highlight in her life.

She was a member of Ensley Church of the Nazarene, and prior to that, Community Bible Church of Avon Park, where she served various offices, including treasurer.

During her last 2 years, she traveled all over the world, as well as the U.S., with her husband, whom she met at camp meeting. This was a fun and exciting time for her, and some of the happiest years of her life. Also during this time, she was introduced to ballroom dancing, but she loved her dance friends at Over 55 Dance Club more than the dancing.

She will be missed by all who knew her, and we will have to make it to Heaven to see her again. Perhaps, one of the best compliments we can all give her is, " I am a better person because I knew you." Now let us, each and every one, determine that we will live the kind of life for others which Kathy demonstrated.

Special thanks to Dr. Thomas Sunnenberg, whom we consider to be the "Doctor's Doctor," and whom all physicians and healthcare providers should try to emulate. God is with him. Also, thanks to Dr. Michael Goodman and Dr. Robert Marcus, who used all their skills to help Kathy as much as possible. Thanks, as well, to Sacred Heart Hospital, for their loving care. Covenant Hospice was a God-send as she approached her final destination, and we will always be indebted for their kindness and attention to Kathy and family.

In lieu of flowers, Kathy would appreciate memorial gifts to be given to Ensley Church of the Nazarene, which was always on her mind and in her heart.

Services will be held at Ensley Church of the Nazarene, located at 8300 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Fl 32534 at 6:30 P.M. Prior to the service, family will be at the church to receive friends from 5:30-6:30 P.M. She will subsequently be taken to Avon Park, FL, to be buried next to her infant son, Paul.

National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 5, 2014
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