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“Aunt Lucy was a saint with a great love that had great strength behind it! I know heaven is full of great joy and I know Gramps Ditta(Lorito) and all...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: deb stanton (Ditta) - Salisbury, NC

“Aunt Lucy will be remembered fondly. I visited her many, many weekends while at college in Hammond for good meals, strawberries, and great...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Piper Bogle - saucier, MS

“I will miss my Aunt Lucy. I remember when i would go to her strawberry patch and pick strawberrys, then go inside and make pies and cakes. She...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Erin Mulnick benoit - Mandeville, LA

“Was very saddened to hear of the passing of Miss Lucy. I am a frequent visitor of the Farmers' Markets in Baton Rouge, sometimes just dropping by to...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Muscarello - Baton Rouge, LA

“I met Miss Lucy many years ago at the Red Stick Farmer's Market. Each week I would faithfully stop by her booth & talk - she was incredibly kind,...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Larsen - Baton Rouge, LA

“Dear Paul, You have our heartfelt sympathy. Just wanted you to know you are in our prayers. May God bless you. Your Friends and Co-Workers, USDA...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Monique Garcia - Kenner, LA

“On behalf of all her friends and fellow members of Red Stick Farmers Market in Baton Rouge, we fondly remember Ms Lucy for her warmth, smile and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Copper Alvarez - Baton Rouge, LA

“Dear Josie, Bill, Lisa and all the family, We loved Lucy! The first moment she came into our lives we were overwhelmed by her love, generosity and...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Mother Mary Elizabeth and all the nuns at St. Scholastica Priory - MA

“Lucy Mike's legacy should never be forgotten. She was generous with her time, her knowledge, her faith, and her love. A hard working woman who gave...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Corbett and Kay Ourso - Hammond, LA

“We are so honored to have met Ms. Lucy in her home and tasted her wonderful cookies. She was such a joy to know and offered us much kindness when we...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: John and Marian Gulino - LA

“You will definitely be missed, Miss Lucy. You were an intergral part of this community. There is a quote by Erma Bombeck that so reminds me of you...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Veronica Fannaly - Ponchatoula, LA

“One of the best things that has ever happen to me, is the privilage to call Lucy Mike "Grandma". There has never been anybody like her and the broke...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Zach Janusa - metairie

“She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Gwen Schmidt Miller - Covington, LA

Mrs. Lucy Ditta Mike, 93 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Wednesday, May 14, 1919, in Napoleonville, Louisiana, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Paretta Ditta.
She was a strawberry farmer until age 83 and was the Strawberry Ambassador for the State of Louisiana under 5 governors. She was well known for her delicious Italian culinary delights. During her lifetime she received numerous awards and recognition for her farming, cooking, and service to others. Of all things she gave to others with great charity and love. In her standard for perfection she taught others to strive for the same.
Surviving are her daughter & son-in-law, Josie M. and Bill Louviere, adopted daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Ditta and Jimmy Wiltshire, Judy and Herbie Lotz, 9 grandchildren and their spouses, John Hodges and Monica, Reneé Blanchard and Dennis, Paul Hodges and Zach Janusa, Will Louviere and Reneé, Michael Louviere and Tania, Lisa Goings and Clay, Rebecca Lotz, Stephen Godfrey and Amy, Brittany Hastings and Ben, 17 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Bailey and Baxter Hodges, Chris, Ben and Jen Blanchard, Meghan, Jordan, and Joseph Louviere, Lena, Michael, Hannah and Adriana Louviere, Landon Goings, Blair Godfrey, Brooks and Brady Hastings.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Santo Mike, daughter, Lena M. Hodges, and brothers, Bernard, Salvadore, Loretto, and Anthony Ditta, and her sister Sarah Mike.
Friends will be received on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond and on Friday, February 1, 2013, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00 am, with Fr. Robert Merced, O.P. officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rose Memorial Park Cemetery Hammond, Louisiana.