Juanita Locie Hilliard Lucas , 91, of Newport, formerly of Siler City, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her daughter's home in Newport, NC .
Mrs. Lucas was born in Chatham County on December 2, 1929 the daughter of Robert Worth and Sallie Phillips Hilliard.
Juanita was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and her church. Juanita enjoyed spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Juanita is preceded in death by her husband; Tracy Gene Lucas, brothers; Archie, Robert, Roy, and Harold Hilliard; and sister, Geneva Beck.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Lucas Williams of Newport, and Sally Lucas Wood Winter and husband Jimmy of Holden Beach; son, Robert W. Lucas and wife Pam of Simpsonville, SC; sisters, Ezzie Smith and Lenora Lucas both of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Tracy Dawn and husband Chase, Robert, Lindsay and husband Eric, Gary, and Angel and husband Don; great grandchildren, Gavin, Shelby, Robert, Carrie, Austin, Evan, Haley, Aubree and Peyton.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hilliard Family Cemetery, Goldston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Lucas family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com