Lydia Marie Mack
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Lydia Marie Mack, nee Lodge of Harvey, Louisiana, succumbed to COVID-19 on April 2, 2020. Catholic Burial Service was held on April 11, 2020 at Restlawn Cemetery, Avondale. She was born in New Orleans, to the late Benjamin Lodge and the late Josephine Lodge, nee Remy, on August 23, 1933. Lydia was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Charles Mack, Sr. She is survived by five children from this union, Richard C. Mack, Jr. (Dianne), David B. Mack, Sr. (Sandra), Don Mack, Phyllis Mack Richard (Boroskie Richard, Sr.) and Annette Mack (Nick Smith); she considered Cheryl E. Poole (Eric Poole) and Chris Williams (Yvette) as children of the heart. Lydia is predeceased by one sister, Mabel L. Moore, and two brothers, Joseph Lodge and Simeon Lodge and is survived by one brother, David Lodge, two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lydia attended St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans until her junior year, and graduated from Joseph Clark High School (1954). She graduated (1968) from Southern University, Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Arts and began teaching at Rosenwald Elementary School (27 years) in Algiers. While teaching, she earned a Master of Science (1983) from Xavier University, New Orleans. She remained active in her retirement with numerous organizations until her death including the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary (267), Top Ladies of Distinction and the Golden Agers of Infant Jesus Mission/St. Martha Catholic Church to name a few. She was active in her church, Infant Jesus of Prague Mission/ St. Martha Catholic Church where she served as an Usher and lead the Rosary a few times each month.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from May 19 to May 21, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
Shirley Ewards
May 31, 2020
Lydia was a gentle soul with a big heart. She was passionate about teaching and had a great rapport with children and adults alike. She was truly a woman of high distinction who lived out her Christian life to the fullest. She will be missed immensely.
Jill Kalimeris
Friend
May 24, 2020
Im so sorry for the loss of Cousin Lydia, a beautiful and saved woman, helpmeet to my belated and loved Cousin RC. My condolences, prayers and love to the family. They will always be remembered and have a place in my heart.
Joyce Edmond James
Family
May 22, 2020
Family have my deepest condolences. Mrs Mack was an awesome teacher, I've known back in the 70's at Rosenwald. So sorry for your loss.
Denise Duplessis Forde
Student
May 22, 2020
Lydia was my dear friend and former coworker since 1973 when I first met her at Julius Rosenwald Elementary School. We were also members of TLOD, Inc.
Lydia always had an amazing personality and a positive attitude. She was one of a kind. Thanks be to God for placing my good friend Lydia in my life and in my family lives. She will be truly missed by all of us.
Lydia take your rest in heavenly peace.

Karen Clark Hunter and Family
Karen Hunter
Friend
May 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Lydia, And I did not know that Mr. Richard had passed away. My heartfelt sympathy to my friends and former neighbours, Richard and David Mack.
Freddie Murdock
Friend
May 20, 2020
Mrs. Mack was without a doubt one of the kindest people I have ever known or worked with. She was a positive, beautiful spirit and will truly be missed.
Jacqueline Breaux
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