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Barbara Lucas Cade

Tyler, Texas

Nov 23, 1949 – Dec 30, 2020 (Age 71)


November 23, 1949
December 30, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Service for Barbara Ann Lucas Cade will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 1:30 PM at the Chandler City Cemetery, located at 620 Old Tyler Road in Chandler with Rev. Ingrid Akers of Lake Palestine United Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Dr. Orenthia Mason (CME Church). Rev. Charlotte Floyd of LPUMC and Mark Floyd will be providing the music tributes along with Nat Hart providing the Bagpipes.

Born to Ralph F. Lucas and Margaret C. Lucas (nee Gray) on 23 November 1949 in Omaha Nebraska.  Barbara was the eldest of two sisters. Being a year older than her sister Judy, Barb was always the “one in charge.” Barbara attended grade school through high school in Omaha.  Upon graduation from Omaha’s Benson High School in 1968, Barbara attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where she took dual majors in English Literature and Spanish.  During her college experience Barb found her calling with Campus Crusade for Christ.  Upon graduation and following her strong Christian belief Barbara joined Campus Crusade where she remained for 6 years; working and teaching in the Colorado and Wyoming area. During her time with Crusade, she picked up a master’s degree in Theology. It was while in Campus Crusade that she would meet a young man from Chandler TX; Kenneth R. Cade.   Upon finishing her mission work she returned to Omaha and was employed by Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company.  The attraction, however, to Ken was strong and a few years later she married that man from Chandler TX.  They married in Omaha, honeymooned in Hawaii and settled in Chandler.  A career in education appealed to Barbara and she went back to school to pick up a master’s degree in English Literature.   She found part time employment at Tyler Junior College and University of Texas at Tyler.  Barb was employed full time by Texas College where she became a beloved professor of English Literature for twenty-six years.  Once again, her interest in expanding her knowledge of literature was peaked and she decided to obtain a third master’s degree studying World Literature through the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Barbara grew up attending First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)  Following her move to Texas she joined The United Methodist Church in Chandler where she taught Sunday School, was in Chancel Choir and Hand Bell Choir.  She and her husband became Missioners to help found Lake Palestine United Methodist Church.  At LPUMC Barb taught Sunday School, was Chairperson of the Worship Committee for many years and other various committees as were needed by the congregation. 

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Cade, her sister and brother-in-law Judy and Randolph Garvin, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Junita and Charles Price, nephews, niece and grandnephews and nieces.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Garvin, Thomas Garvin, John Garvin, Randy Garvin, Charles Price, Juanita Price, Cheryl Price Choudhary and Vanessa Price.

 Barbara’s life was spent in the service of her fellow man.  She was a gentle soul and a kind heart.  She kept her students, friends, pets and loved ones close to her heart.  When Barb’s book of life was completed the last chapter read “Well done, good and faithful servant.” 

Memorials may be made to the Barbara Ann Lucas Cade Scholarship Fund at Texas Collage in Tyler, the SPCA or Lake Palestine United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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In Memory of
Barbara Lucas Cade

To the beloved family of Mrs. Barbara Lucas Cade. The Texas College family, faculty, staff, and students are saddened to the learning of the passing of Mrs. Barbara Cade who served at Texas College for approximately 26 years since 1994. She was the Instructor of English, B.A., University of Nebraska, M.A., the University of Texas at Tyler. She taught English Composition I, English Composition II, English World Literature to 1660, and many...

It was a pleasure and privilege for me to know and work with Ms. Cade. She was a devoted and always cheerful professor. She will be deeply missed by her colleagues and students.

I offer to you, Ken, our sincerest condolences. Barbara was truly a gentle and very kind person. She was knowledgeable in so many areas and spoke so eloquently when she was given the opportunity to speak on a subject she held dear. We, the members of the Redland Ancestral Committee, will truly miss her and we pray that you and the family will find peace and comfort in the days and years to come.

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Rajesh Choudhary. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Barbara Lucas Cade.

Ken, our thoughts and prayers are with you during Barb’s loss. The service from the car was very nice and such a special tribute to her. Wish we could have been able to see you. Love from Sharon and Rob Fisher

May Barbara's memory be a smile.

Ken and hard to express my deepest sympathy. May God hold you in His hands and be joyful her suffering is over.

Ken, we are so sad to hear of Barbara's passing. we know that words can't describe your loss. may God be your strength in the days ahead.