AUGUSTA, Ga. - Gloria Ramsey Lucas went to her heavenly father on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter Ramsey, Sr. and Gladys Eulin Ramsey and brother Walter Ramsey, Jr. Loving mother of Charles (Karen) Moore, Kim Moore, Ramsey Moore and Grant (Traci) Lucas. Also survived by grandchildren Malikah Lucas-Green, Albert Lucas, Tamara Moore, Charles Moore, Kara Moore, Ramsey Moore, Michael Moore, and one on the way; great-grandchildren; and nieces Melba Ramsey and Patricia Ramsey. A native of New York, NY, Gloria was an elementary teacher in New York public schools for over 30 years. She was a graduate of Arizona State University and Hofstra University and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. After retiring she started a second career as a real estate broker before moving to Augusta, GA and following her true passion, genealogical research. She published a book entitled, Slave Records of Edgefield County, S.C. an abstract spanning 87 years of slave records. Gloria was a member of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and the Augusta Genealogical Society, where she served as President. She was a Deacon and faithfully served the Lord at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA. Gloria had a beautiful spirit, was generous of her time and had an exuberant love for life. She was a wonderful mother and will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. She will be interred with her parents at Maple Grove Cemetery in Queens, NY in July. A memorial service is being planned to celebrate her life on June 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Augusta Genealogical Society.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on May 19, 2013