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Shirley Lucas-Sowards

Shirley Ann Lucas-Sowards

Sunday, October 6th, 1935 - Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Obituary

Shirley Ann Lucas Sowards departed this life on August 31, 2020 at OSU Hospital East, Columbus, Ohio.

Shirley, born October 6, 1935, was the first born of Booker T. Lucas, Sr. and Dorothy Helen (Johnson) Lucas. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Booker T. Lucas, Jr.; sister, Dawn Cheryl Smith and nephew, Darren C. White.

At a young age Shirley moved with her family to Richmondale, Ohio where they resided for several years before moving to Columbus, Ohio. Shirley attended Columbus Public Schools graduating from Central High School. She attended The Ohio State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Shirley worked several jobs before being employed by the State of Ohio. She retired from the State of Ohio in 1982.

Shirley was a member of Bethel A.M.E. for many years. She was also affiliated with Mt. Vernon Avenue A.M.E singing with the choir, and Redeemer A.M.E. Zion under the pastorate of Rev. Rhenetta Davis.

Since her father was an accomplished musician, she found herself playing the piano and singing in various groups, both in church and independent choruses. Shirley sang with the Helen Carter Moses Guild, Mt. Vernon Avenue A.M.E. Church choir, an original member of the historic (Annie P.) Scott Chorale. She also sang with the Alma Terrell Chorus, Paul Lawrence Dunbar Choir and the St. Dominic Choir for their Christmas concerts.

Shirley was an avid crafter. She participated in many holiday craft bazaars, and provided items for sale at the Golden Hobby Shop in German Village.

Shirley leaves to cherish her memory: sisters; Cara L. Caldwell (Richard), Sandra K. Lucas; sister-in-law Joe Ann Lucas and brother-in-law Vance D. Smith. Nieces and nephews: Michele K. Sanders (David), Monique Smith Allen (Monté), Rhonda J. Grace (Timothy), Keith D. White, Charlotte R. Ellzy (Douglas), Booker T. Lucas, III and Kendra Lynn Lucas; a host of great nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. Special friends: Ann Bukalski of Illinois, Annie P. Scott and Ila Daniels of Columbus, Ohio.



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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    Address
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    Address
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Elder Gloria Hunter
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 |
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
    Location
    Franklin Hills Memory Gardens
    Address
    5802 Elder Road
    Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
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Constance Manning

Posted at 04:30pm

I will miss her smiles and hugs. As a child, she was always welcoming during our family reunions. She will always be in my heart.
GS

Gretchen & David Shivers

Posted at 04:02pm
To Sandy and family,

Please accept our deepest condolences for Ms. Shirley. I am so glad I had the privilege in singing with her at Christmas time. She always seemed to smile and continue to push forward no matter how she was feeling. Know that our family and the family of St. Dominic choir have you all in our prayers.
J

jacquelinefraziersmith@hotmail.com

Posted at 10:36pm
Shirley was as sweet as she was beautiful. I will miss singing with her at St Dominic's Christmas concert. Akways a pleasure to be in her company. Sleep in Heavenly Peace Shirley. Musical love , Jacqueline Frazier Smith.
C

Charlene Williams Smith

Posted at 10:18pm
Sandy, Cara and family sending sympathy and prayers to all of you with love.
Sister Charlene Williams Smith
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