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Russell A. Lucas Sr., 56, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on April 1, 2021 after faithfully battling an illness at home among his family.

He was born on December 20, 1964, to Phillip Lucas Sr. and Georganne (Hershey-Ball) Lucas in Philadelphia, PA and was raised as one of seventeen siblings by Sandra (Parks) Lucas. Russell touched the lives of so many people as an Associate Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Congregation beginning in December 2008. Additionally, he served the church in the role of International Secretary for approximately the last three years of his life. Previously, he provided for his family as a Master Carpenter for more than 30 years.

“Big Russ” was a faithful man, a devoted husband, and the greatest dad in the whole wide world. Russell and Cindy married in 1983 and was her knight in shining armour for more than 37 beautiful years, frequently finding reasons to fulfill her weakness for chocolate covered pretzels.
He helped his kids with just about anything they needed help with, including various moves, a myriad of car troubles, installing new electrical outlets, fixing problematic plumbing, and installing air conditioners. He was so proud of his wife, his children and grandchildren and spoke often of his deep love for them.

Russell is survived by his wife, Cindy (Richards) Lucas, his children Russell Jr., Daniel, Jesse, Michelle, Haley, Sylvia, Elizabeth, Melany, Emma, Clarissa, and Lyla, and his grandchildrenHarper, Hutson, and Parker. He was preceded in death by his daughters Sharon and Lauren as well as his grandson Carson.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at John F. Fluehr & Sons at 3301 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 10-12pm and is open to relatives and friends. A graveside service followed by interment will be held at Whitemarsh Memorial Park at 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 (Using the main entrance) at 1:15 pm.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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