After a life of service and joy, Lucille Pilie Sarrat was ushered into eternal life on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Waiting with arms wide open in heaven are her husband of 51 years, Walter J. Sarrat, her parents, Louis H. and Amelie Pilie, her brother, Louis A. Pilie, and two sons, Larry and Ronnie Sarrat.
Sharing in her gifts are her children Tay D’Amour (Gene), Walter L. Sarrat (Hilda), Donna Sarrat (wife of Ronnie), Janice Martino (Bill) and Susanne Hepburn (Earl). Her grandchildren and great grandchildren will live feeling her love and strength. Her grandchildren are Lisa D’Amour (Brendan), Chris D’Amour (Shenea), Todd D’Amour, Kevin Martino (Tilly), Ryan Martino, Charlie Blackwell, Greg Blackwell, Steven Sarrat, Jeffrey Hepburn (Amanda), Greg Hepburn (Lynn) and Bridget Hepburn; her great-grandchildren are Landen D’Amour, Jolie D’Amour and Melissa Martino.
Lucille was a teacher for 30 years touching the lives of young people at St. Frances Cabrini, St. Joseph Academy and St. Scholastica Academy.
Upon retiring, she volunteered at Regina Coeli as a tutor, St. Tammany Hospice and the Covington Food Bank.
Her love of the great outdoors lead her to many camping adventures with her family in 43 states.
She was an ardent reader, an admirable scholar, renowned author and spiritual mentor. Born in New Orleans, she spent the last 33 years of her life in Covington at her beloved home which she affectionately referred to as Narnia.
The celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 13, 2012 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 20370 Smith Road, Covington, LA., 70435, with visitation starting at 11:00 AM and Mass at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakeshore Hospice. 2659 N. Causeway Blvd., Covington, Louisiana 70433.