Margaret Gibson Lusco

Published 6:53 pm Saturday, October 15, 2016

Margaret Gibson Lusco died Thursday, Oct. 13, following a brief illness while surrounded by family.  She was one month short of her 87th birthday.

Margaret was born in Vicksburg and raised by her parents Lottie and Sim Gibson.

She was a 1947 graduate of Saint Francis Xavier Academy.

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Following high school, she began her career working for Dr. Edley Jones, and during this time of her life she also traveled extensively with friends.

In 1956, she married Sam C. Lusco Jr. and they raised four children. She later resumed her career and worked for the Mississippi State Employment office for over 20 years.

She was a devout and active member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She served on the altar society, was a member of Green Hills Garden Club and loved her bridge group.

However, the passion of her life was her family.

She was happiest when cooking for the family or the parish and when planning for the annual family beach trips, lake trips and holiday gatherings, when she and Sam treasured time spent with their four children’s families.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sam C. Lusco Jr.; her brother David Gibson; and her parents.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Charles Matthew Lusco (Janet) of Birmingham, Ala., Lisa Lusco Resta (John) of Jackson, Linda Lusco Robinson (Mitchell) of Memphis, Tenn., and Sam G. Lusco (Sharon) of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Olivia Lusco Champion, Matthew Samuel Lusco, Katherine Margaret Robinson, Allyson Lynn Lusco, Megan Noelle Lusco and Ryan Gibson Lusco; and two great-grandchildren, Amelia Lynn Champion and James Worthen Champion.

A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at St. Paul Catholic Church with visitation at the church from 9 a.m. until the service. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

A prayer service and visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic Schools, St. Paul Catholic Church and the University of Mississippi Foundation.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Lusco, Ryan Lusco, Chris Champion, Delvan Irwin, Dustin Pagan and Johnny Price. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Speyerer, Gerry Bragg, Rex Brown, Don Roth, Owen Williamson, Everett Gibson, Robin Hungerman and Billy Bragg.