Ouida Graham Marshall Lucas went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
She was born in Dothan, Ala., on Dec. 22, 1919. She was the daughter of Norman and Imogene Graham.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.
She loved people, conversation, her church and was a true friend to all. Above all else in her life she was devoted to her family and church. She was a prolific letter-writer and those who knew her will attest to her uncanny ability to pen an appropriate note for all occasions. She never let a birthday escape without a note of remembrance or phone call and those in the throes of personal difficulties received encouraging notes from her to let them know she cared.
She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and served in various capacities including deacon and elder. She received an Honorary Life Membership from the Presbyterian Women. She also sang in the church choir for many years, was a longtime member of the Fellowship Sunday School class and the Golden Agers where she enjoyed coordinating many Senior Bus trips. She was a member of the Eastern Star and served as a Worthy Matron, Treasurer and a number of other offices.
She was a graduate of McRae High School, Milledgeville Business College and Richmond Community College.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Blair Marshall Jr. and Virgil Sol Lucas Sr.; son, Robert Marshall; grandson, Cameron Simpson; sister, Norma Gene Inman; and brother, Mack Graham.
She leaves behind her daughters, Norma Underwood of Rockingham, Sondra Honrine and husband Russ of Rockingham, Linda Brown and husband Don of Myrtle Beach, Debbie Simpson and husband Ted of Olive Branch and Patsy Cassella and husband Larry of Worcester, Mass.; her son, Sol Lucas and wife Diane of Chapel Hill; her grandchildren, Kevin Johnson, Blake Moschel, Wendi Howard, Coleton Brown, Larry Cassella IV, Matthew Cassella, Andrew and Jeffrey Lucas; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watson–King Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Services to celebrate Ouida’s life will be at 11a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. It will be officiated by Rev. Dwight Williams and Rev. Allison Farrah.
Interment will follow services in Richmond Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church for the Ouida and Virgil Lucas Fund (used for the needy in the community) at 904 Fayetteville Road, Rockingham NC 28379.
Online condolences may be sent to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.