Carrie Tucker-CoffeyMarch 16, 1933 ~ February 14, 2021 (age 87)
Carrie Tucker- Coffey was born in Humboldt, Tennessee to Willie Lee Butler and Anlue Nance. That union resulted in 22 children. When she was just 4 years old, her father passed away; and her mother passed away when she was 5 years old. Due to the untimely passing of her parents, Carrie was sent to live in a children’s home until her Aunt Nannie recovered her and several of her siblings. Because her aunt had taken in so many of the children, they had learn to take care for themselves and each other. Carrie learned to cook at the age of six on a makeshift stove made of bricks and wire racks. She had to prepare her own meals and specialty items to sell such as fried apple pies. Carrie and her siblings had to work in the cotton fields and in domestic capacities in houses of affluent individuals. Her aunt ran a restaurant and they had to work for her as well.
At the age of 16, Carrie married Clyde Howard Coffey. To that union 5 children were born; 4 girls and 1 boy. The two divorced and she was left to take care for the children singlehandedly. Carrie worked as a nutritionist educating young women with children, on how to properly prepare meals for their children.
After some time, Carrie married George Tucker and the two remained married until his death; after 50 years. Carrie later remarried Clyde Coffey until his death. Carrie transitioned at her home in Haughton, Louisiana from natural causes.
20 siblings preceded Carrie in death and 1 daughter, Mary Lou Baker; and 1 Great-granddaughter, Jamaya.
She has 1 remaining sister, Virgie Mae Crawford of Chicago, Illinois; 3 daughters, Catherine (Preston) Dunn of Haughton, Louisiana; Carol (Thomas) Wood of Monroe, Louisiana; and Sheila Coffey (Timothy Anderson) of Danville, Illinois; and 1 son, Larry (Cynthia) Coffey of Monroe, Louisiana.