Lacey Brooke Oakes departed this life to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Lacey was born on March 27, 1987, in Shreveport, Louisiana, grew up in Bossier City and was known for her kind and compassionate nature.
Lacey graduated from Airline High School in 2005. She went on to further her education earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education along with numerous academic honors from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2016. She then began her life-long dream of being a teacher. Lacey spent the last several years dedicating her time, energy, and creativity to the students of Bossier Parish Schools where she taught theater at Airline High School. She was a gifted and inspiring teacher who went above and beyond to support and help her students discover their talents and reach their full potential.
Lacey’s greatest joy in life was being a mother to her two children, Macen and Noah. She loved nothing more than spending time with them, whether it was watching movies, going on adventures, or simply just being together. Lacey cherished every moment spent with her family.
Lacey came to know the Lord at a young age while attending Indian Hills Baptist Church. As a young adult she joined Shady Grove Baptist Church and had recently been attending First Baptist Church Haughton with her children.
Lacey possessed many gifts including performing, singing, and drawing, but she was the happiest when she could lift the spirit of others through laughter.
Those who knew Lacey will remember her for her devotion to her family, her infectious smile, her unwavering kindness, and her witty sense of humor. She could effortlessly lighten the mood and bring joy to those around her.
Lacey is survived by her daughter, Macen Nix; her son, Noah Bradshaw; her mother, Karen Loyd Avery; step-father, Randy Avery; grandmother, Marguerite Richmond Loyd; brother, Brock Oakes; uncle, Stirling Loyd and wife, Kristi; nieces, Reide and Amelia Oakes; and cousins, Dade and Emma Loyd, as well as numerous other family members.
Lacey is preceded in death by her grandfather, Darrell Meryl Loyd and her aunt, Joy Tyrell Loyd-Estep.
Honoring Lacey as pallbearers will be Noah Bradshaw, Brock Oakes, Stirling Loyd, Dade Loyd, Cliff Nix, Brian Bradshaw, and Chad Loyd.
The visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Pastor Don Tinsley and Pastor Harrell Shelton will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hosston Cemetery in Hosston, Louisiana.