Mrs. Mary Christine "Pinky" Newton Lucas, 59, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was born March 16, 1953, in Lancaster County and was a daughter of the late Norman Lee Newton and Letha Mae Martin Newton. She was the wife of Clifford M. "Melvin" Lucas. Mrs. Lucas was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her husband, Clifford "Melvin" Lucas; a son, Jody Lucas and his fiance, Jean; two daughters, Tammy Lucas and her husband, Antonio, and Kristy Lucas, all of Lancaster; a brother, Norman Lee Newton Jr. of Lancaster; three sisters, Shirley Ann Newton of Lancaster, Retha Vincent of Heath Springs and Kathleen Langley of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Lucas and Corey Devon Lucas; special nieces and nephews, Audrey Lowery, Karen Brackett, Scott Langley and Jeff Langley; and her second family, Phil, Cathy and Rebecca Harrison and Jennifer and Trey Cook. Mrs. Lucas was preceded in death by a brother, David "Fig" Newton; and a sister, Ernestine "Winky" Crenshaw. The celebration of life funeral services for Mrs. Lucas are 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1138 10th St., officiated by the Rev. Gerald Starnes and Mr. Scott Langley, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family of Mrs. Lucas will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 20, at Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, and other times at the home of her son, Jody Lucas. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home for Mary Lucas, P.O. Box 1743, Lancaster, SC 29721. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com. Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Lucas.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 20, 2013