Howard Francis Lucas

Published 4:36 pm Monday, March 2, 2015




Howard Francis Lucas, age 87, of Carriere, Mississippi passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Funeral Mass will follow at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Noone officiating. Burial will be at Biloxi National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.

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Mr. Lucas was retired Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lucas of Carriere; sons, Michael Howard Lucas and his wife Rhonda of Lyles, Tennessee, Jason Christopher Lucas of Carriere, and Harry Sherman Lucas and his wife Tinka of Picayune; daughters, Julie Rose Lucas of Mobile, Alabama, and Amy Theresa Reyna and her husband Jaden of Dallas, Texas; sister, Vickie Lucille Essinger of Arlington, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father Ira Lucas; mother, Lucille Graham; brothers, William Graham, III, Warren Jarrel Lucas, David Graham, and Robert Edison Lucas; sisters, Mary Louise Graham, and Nancy Noon; and grandson, Wesley Gage Lucas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Air Force Aid Society or St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1000 Goodyear Blvd, Picayune, MS 39466.