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Cynthia Bess Lucas

OXFORD — Cynthia “Cindy” Bess Lucas, 59, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at her home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oxford-University Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Restor and her brother-in-law, Bro. Geno Lucas, officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time Wednesday at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Clovis, New Mexico, she was a devoted homemaker who took great pleasure in her family. In addition, she was a second mother to her sister-in-law, Carole Lucas, who created a lifelong passion in her for caring for the handicapped and under privileged. This passion led to her serving as the former president of the Mustard Seed, a home for the developmentally disabled in Brandon, where she helped start the ceramics program. She was a board member of Outcomes, Inc. in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she fostered a number of handicapped children and took in many others who were in need of a loving home. She was a member of Galloway Methodist Church in Jackson.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, George Lowrey Lucas; daughter, Joan Lucas of Starkville; son, Gill Lucas of Starkville; her mother, Corrie Smith of Madison; four sisters, Pamela Robinson, Tona Becker, Ty Gould and Fleta Sperling; three grandchildren a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made the Mustard Seed Home in Brandon or the Palmer Home in Columbus.

Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com