Jeanne Luckey Honored by Y.M.C.A. at Humanitarian Awards

Wednesday night, Jeanne Luckey of Ocean Springs was in the spotlight at the Y.M.C.A.’s Humanitarian Awards.

The event was the 6th Annual Humanitarian Awards Ceremony, funded by the Beau Rivage and put on by the Y.M.C.A. Luckey taught special education for most of her career before Hurricane Katrina hit the Coast. Luckey’s home was destroyed during Katrina, and her life was seriously altered just three days later. It was then that she was injured in a serious car accident and left her in a wheel chair. Despite many hurdles and losing so much in her own life, Luckey is still actively involved in giving back to her community.

Luckey says, “Well I’m absolutely honored to be here. I’m not really anybody special at all. I just feel like the Y has honored me and I’m just kind of overwhelmed by it, but if the Y.M.C.A. can make some money and use this banquet to make lives better for other people, then I’m glad to be here.”

Luckey is involved with the Salvation Army, the Y.M.C.A., and the Jackson County Republican Committee. She considers herself blessed to have been surrounded by so many loved ones Wednesday night as she accepted the John R. Blossman Humanitarian Award.

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