Lucie Ella Prikasky


Birth: September 18th, 1932
Death: April 15th, 2018
Age: 85 years
Residence:Alma
High School:Mt. Vernon High School -
College:Leigh Memorial Hospital for her nursing training -
Survived By: her daughters: Debbie (Allen) VanWormer of Port Huron; and Pam Fitzpatrick of Alma; 5 grandchildren: Doug Forehand, Jody Forehand, Buddy Forehand, Zachary Pendell and JoElla Fitzpatrick; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Phillip Brown and James Brown; 3 sisters: Clara Helding, Gladys Sharkey and Betty Pearson; sister in-law Barb Prikasky, her "adopted" daughter and friend Carol Williams, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years, Marvin; son Marvin Prikasky Jr.; brother William Brown and 4 sisters: Sylvia Brown, Sue Ritchie, Iva Raines and Nancy Boyd; sister-in-law Lucille Newman and brother-in-law Stuart Prikasky.
Affiliations: Lucie worked as an LPN at Wilcox Hospital in Alma. She worked there for approximately 26 years, when it was a hospital and then a nursing home.

     Lucie Ella Prikasky age 85, of Alma, MI passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot with family by her side.

     She was born on September 18, 1932 in Fairfax County, VA to Everett C. & Lula E. (Davis) Brown.  On January 22, 1951 she married Marvin R. Prikasky in Elizabeth City, NC. 

     Lucie was a graduate of Mt.VernonHigh School and attended LeighMemorialHospital for her nursing training.  After moving to MI, she worked as an LPN at WilcoxHospital in Alma.  She worked there for approximately 26 years, when it was a hospital and then a nursing home.  She truly enjoyed her time as a nurse, as she found great joy in helping those around her.

     She has touched the lives of so many with her loving hands and heart.  She attended BeebeUnitedMethodistChurch and loved to read, knit, crochet and sew.  Lucie was a Barbie doll enthusiast, and she was known for crocheting the most beautiful clothes for her Barbie doll collection.  As she lost her eyesight, she was not able to participate in these hobbies like she used to.  However, she still found a way to sew, and give back to her community.  She was currently making quilts for needy children, with the help of good friends.

     Surviving her are her daughters: Debbie (Allen) VanWormer of Port Huron; and Pam Fitzpatrick of Alma; 5 grandchildren: Doug Forehand, Jody Forehand, Buddy Forehand, Zachary Pendell and JoElla Fitzpatrick; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Phillip Brown and James Brown; 3 sisters: Clara Helding, Gladys Sharkey and Betty Pearson; sister in-law Barb Prikasky, her “adopted” daughter and friend Carol Williams, and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years, Marvin; son Marvin Prikasky Jr.; brother William Brown and 4 sisters: Sylvia Brown, Sue Ritchie, Iva Raines and Nancy Boyd; sister-in-law Lucille Newman and brother-in-law Stuart Prikasky.

     Funeral services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Gary Simmons officiating.  Visitation will be on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in PineGroveCemetery, Emerson Township, MI.

     Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to BeebeUnitedMethodistChurch or Gratiot County Commission on Aging.  Online condolence may be sent to smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI.



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