2022ObituariesJuanita Edwards Laird

July 22, 2022by SealeUser8

July 27, 1939 ~ July 22, 2022

Juanita ‘Granny’ Laird
Passed away peacefully on July 22, 2022, 5 days shy of her 83rd birthday. She retired from Baum’s Bakery & Fine Pastries as a decorator & wedding planning specialist. Nita loved to be around people and loved life. She never met a stranger and there was never a dull moment while in her presence. She was everyone’s granny! Singing, dancing and entertaining friends and family were her absolute favorite things to do, besides traveling to Nashville with her best friend and ‘sister’ Audrey Guidroz (Red) to enjoy the bands on Broadway. She was preceded in death by her first husband Jerry Humphrey of Pride, LA; widowed by Gene Laird of West Lake, LA. Nita lost her eldest daughter Sherrie ‘Tootie’ Gomez in May 2021. She is survived by her sons Gary Dale Humphrey and Barry Brent Humphrey, daughter Terri Lynn ‘Lulu’ Covington all of Denham Springs. She was blessed with lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Bradley Michael Gomez and spouse Nichole-Miles Gomez. Jessica Perrault and spouse Joshua-Emerson ‘Emmy’ Perrault , Carson Perrault. Amanda Humphrey, Nicole Humphrey-James ‘JD’ Lambert, Izabella ‘Bella’ Lambert. Christina H Tucker and spouse Jason-Savannah Tucker, Cameron Tucker. Brittany Jones and spouse Danny (VA). Kaitlyn Mixon and spouse Brandon-Blakely Burns, Sawyer Mixon. Ashleigh Lewis and spouse Chris. Hannah Humphrey, the granddaughter she took under wing. Dustin Covington and spouse Bridget-Landry Covington, Avalyn Covington. Pallbearers are Gary Dale Humphrey, Dustin Covington, Bradley Gomez, Joshua Perrault, Matthew Azar, Travis ‘LT’ Dodson, and Jordon Gray. ALL were very dear to heart.
Visitation will take place at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs beginning at 10:00 am on Monday July 25, followed by services at 12:00 pm. Burial will be at Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Pride, LA. Special thanks to the entire staff at Old Jefferson Community Care Center and Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge for all the care and love that was shown to her. Nita was loved by many and she will be missed by all that knew her.

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8 comments

  • Melody Francis

    July 27, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    I worked with Ms. Nita years ago at Baums and she was such a fun lady to be around. We were always laughing!! Our birthdays were a day apart and we would always call each other. Love you Ms. Nita!

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  • suzan gomez

    July 25, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss..Neatty was truly one of a kind…She loved everyone and will be greatly missed by all…So sorry we couldn’t make it but all of u are in our prayers & thoughts…Lov Pawpaw Raymond & Kay

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  • Jennifer Jenkins

    July 25, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Sending love, best wishes and fondest memories.
    Jennifer, Jessica, Billie Laird

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  • Tanya & Dwayne Foster

    July 24, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Love my dancing Aunt Nita!
    Sending much love to all family and friends.

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  • Dustin Covington

    July 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    WE LOVE YOU MAWMAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND WE ALL MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CHECK IN ON US DOWN HERE FROM TIME TO TIME, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Melody Francis

      July 28, 2022 at 2:27 pm

      Dustin, your Grandma loved yall so much. She was always talking about yall. I remember how when she babysat yall, she said yall were her eyes and ears.

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  • Tandy Marks

    July 23, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    My deepest condolences to all of the family. Maw Maw Nita was such a precious lady and will be sorely missed. She was so kind and took such great care of Hannah. May she forever rest in peace in the Kingdom of God.

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  • Lois Comena

    July 23, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Terri, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family ❤️

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