Funeral services for Carla Sue (Luke) Ready, 70, of Sand Springs, OK, were held Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Pastor Eli Gardner and Charles “Chuck” Luke officiated, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Randy Jenkins, John Trickett, Joe Finn, Wesley Allen, Stephen Allen, and Corbin Werner. Honorary Casket bearers were Rick Christianson, Bill Snider, Sr., Ronald Conn, Sr., and Linda Saunders Davis.
Carla was born January 15, 1952, in Tulsa, OK, to Floyd Vance Luke and Bessie Elizabeth (Jenkins) Luke. She passed away January 6, 2023, in Tulsa, OK.
She is a graduate of McLain Senior High School. She was retired; however, she had worked as a convenience store manager and a waitress throughout her life. Carla was an avid Star Trek fan and a fan of old movies and television series such as the Beverly Hillbillies and the Andy Griffith Show. She was a woman with simple needs and big love for her friends, family and Jesus. Carla never met a stranger and made you feel like you were a friend. She battled heart disease for many years and used her many stays in the hospital to witness about “her” Jesus, and she called this her “mission field”. Carla was an avid animal lover and would take in any animal in need and nurse it back to health. In years past, when her health allowed it, she worked diligently with the ASPCA and Animal Aid of Tulsa, often housing animals in need in her home until they could be adopted out.
She is survived by her children, whom she loved with all her being, Corey Juby and wife, Courtney of Hobe Sound, FL & Vail, CO, Rebecca Jolley and husband, Billy of Thomson Station, TN, Christopher Werner and wife, Tiffany, of Gulfport, MS, and Shedrick Herbert Iland, II, of the home; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; 6 step-grandchildren; siblings, Dee Ann Allen and husband, Kent of Blocker, OK, and Charles Luke and wife, Carmen of Weatherford TX; numerous much loved nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lee Ready; her parents, Floyd and Bessie Luke; and older brother, Stephen Gregory Luke.
Memorial donations in Carla’s memory may be made to your local animal shelter.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.