Nettie Luedean Larkin

December 30, 1940June 6, 2014

Nettie Luedean Larkin, age 73, of Hoover passed away peacefully at her home June 6, 2014 following a long battle with cancer. Luedean was a 1960 graduate of Warrior High School, a Life Member of the Birmingham Board of Realtors, and a longtime member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 38 years James S. Larkin, Jr., son Claude R. Watson, Jr., daughters Lyn Norberry (Drew), Mary Larkin, and Nancy Kasper. Also surviving Luedean are 7 grandchildren, 7great grandchildren, and a large extended family. Services for Luedean will be Monday, June 9,2014 at Ridout’s Valley Chapel , 1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Monday, June 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 9, 2014

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Robin Reid

July 13, 2014

Jim and family, I just learned of Luedean's passing today. I am so sorry for your loss and I know how heavy your heart is feeling. I can't help but think of Dewayne standing there with his arms open wide ready to welcome her Home and show her off to those he has met since he has been gone. His love for her was great and she was one of the few people he really shared his feelings with. Their relationship was special and he explained it to me before I ever met her. Other's will tell you they are in a better place - and that maybe be true for them but those of us left behind find it hard to accept because we know we were better when they were here with us.
Love to all, Robin

Darlene Jones (James)

June 9, 2014

Luedean will always be my "special" aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone, especially Burt. I loved her so much and I know how much she loved my family. We will all miss her.

Laura Wood (Joyner)

June 9, 2014

Luedean was a wonderful person every time I saw her. Jim, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

June 9, 2014

Jim we've lost a true angel and a great lady.
Pete Graphos

June 9, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

With Love,
Your Friends at eCO Credit Union (Gardendale Branch)

Janet Humphreys

June 9, 2014

Luedean was our real estate agent for several transactions but she was more of a family friend. I remember when our daughter was 3 years old and we were looking for a house. It had been a particularly long day and my daughter had been a real trooper. Luedean decided that a "picnic" was in order, so she stopped at a local grocery store. She bought some bananas and M&Ms, then she and my daughter proceeded to have their picnic in the front seat of the car. It is one of my most fond memories. Thanks Luedean, for being so kind and making such a warm, happy memory.

Ashley Sellers

June 9, 2014

Luedean, I know you are dancing in heaven now. Thanks for the joy you brought to all of our lives. Love you! Ashley

June 9, 2014

Jim...It was an honor and privilege to call her family but really it was a true blessing just to love her and be loved by her. God blessed us greatly didn't he. I pray that you will take comfort in knowing that her true happiness in this life began the day she met you. What true love and devotion we have all witnessed between you two all these years! The angel that walked among us is gone from our sight but never from our hearts. Love, Brenda

Ben and Patsy Catchings

June 9, 2014

Ooh, we are so very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are out of town and unable to attend the service but wanted you to know how much we love you both.

Judy Teasley

June 9, 2014

Dear sweet lady, I will miss you.