May 2, 1944 - July 12, 2017
Mr. Lavawn Luke, age 73, of Nicholls passed away Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, following an extended illness. He was born May 2, 1944 to the late Shade Luke and the late Maggie Carter Luke. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Raper Luke, 2 Brothers: Carl Luke and Carroll “Pete” Luke, 2 Sisters: Kathleen Hayes and Madeen Garrison and 1 Nephew: Carlton Luke. Mr. Luke graduated from Berrien County High School in 1962 and South Georgia College in 1964. He also attended Valdosta State University. He had worked in construction and manufactured housing as a purchasing manager for the plant until retiring from Fleetwood Weston of Alma. He continued in his retirement with farming and cattle. He was an active member of the Coffee Cattleman’s Association where he was a past president. Mr. Luke was a faithful member of West Ward Church of God where he also served as the director for the church’s Prime Timers. He was a former member of the National Guard. Survivors include: 2 Sons: Gregory (Peggy) Luke of Douglas, GA, and Christopher (Angela) Luke of Nicholls, GA. 3 Grandchildren: Aaron Teston with U. S. Marines based at Jacksonville, North Carolina, Maggie Luke of Nicholls, GA, and Shade Luke of Douglas, GA. Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a Host of Friends. The funeral service was held Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 3:00 P. M., at West Ward Church of God, with Rev. Leroy Spivey, Rev. Craig Jump and Rev. Britt Peavy officiating. The Interment followed at St. Luke Cemetery, in Berrien County. Active Pallbearers were: Kevin Dale Harris, Corey Hayes, Caleb Thornton, Brandon Hayes, Bo Lott and Shane Cumbass. Honorary Pallbearers were: Members of the Adult Sunday School Class of West Ward Church of God, Prime Timers, Members of the Coffee Cattleman’s Association and the Congregation. Special Musical Selections, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now”, was rendered by the Soloist and musician, Rev. Olin Greer, “Never Been This Homesick Before”, was presented by the Soloist, Adam Vickers, with Rev. Olin Greer at the Keyboard, “Sometimes It Takes A Mountain”, was presented by Britt and Kristal Peavy and Rev. Olin Greer, with Rev. Olin Greer at the Keyboard, Adam Fussell on the drums and Ben Lott on the guitar, and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, was presented as a Congregational Hymn, with Rev. Olin Greer at the Keyboard, Adam Fussell on the Drums and Ben Lott on the Guitar. At the Graveside, “What A Day That Will Be”, was led by Rev. Olin Greer and the Congregation joined in. “Pre-Lude” and “Post-Lude” soft hymns were rendered by Rev. Olin Greer at the Keyboard, Adam Fussell on the drums and Ben Lott on the guitar. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla Hospice House 808 Evergreen Way Waycross, GA 31501 or West Ward Church of God Building Fund 700 West Ward Street Douglas, GA 31533. Ricketson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Lavawn Luke, age 73, of Nicholls passed away Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, following an extended illness. He was born May 2, 1944 to the late Shade Luke and the late Maggie Carter Luke.... View Obituary & Service Information
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