Shirley Mae (Lucas) Gatlin

Died: Fri., Apr. 5, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: MacDonald Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Victorious Church of God in Christ

Graveside Service

1:30 PM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: Rest Haven Memorial Park

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Shirley Mae Lucas was born, November 29, 1941 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the youngest daughter of five children born to her late parents, Thomas and Margaret Lucas. She had two brothers & two sisters, (brother) Benjamin Lucas, (sister) Richardine Lucas, (Both deceased) and is survived by her sister, Thomasina Lucas and brother, Thomas “Ricky” Lucas, of Charleston, Carolina. She graduated from Burke High School, Charleston South Carolina. After graduation she relocated to Yonkers, New York for work.

She worked for the Refined Sugar & Syrup Co. and the Saw See Shrimp Factory. Later, she worked as a Nurse’s Aide at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In 1962, she met and later married Robert Ellison Jr. and from this union they had three children, two sons, Robert Ellison III, (Consuela) of Perris, California, Marvin Eugene Ellison of Zephyrhills, Florida and one daughter, Terrie Marie Clark (fiancé James) of Odenton, Maryland.

She had 13 grandchildren, (2 deceased), 8 Great grandchildren (Alonzo, Eli, Christopher, Bryanna, Ta’Vaughn, Jasmine, Destinee, Kiara, Adoree, Warren-Robert, Marvin Jr.) and 4 step grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the Kings Highway Apostolic Church, Yonkers, NY, House of Praise, Clarksville, TN, Hollywood Church, Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Victorious Church in Zephyrhills, FL. She is survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, family and dear friends.

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Karoline Lucas
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Our condolences to you your family. Thoughts snd Prayers sent your way.

Lisa Martin
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
My heart is broken, Ms. Shirley was like a second mother to me we talked all the time. My heart goes out to all of you. Your mother was the nicest and sweetest person anyone would have loved to be around. Ms. Shirley will truly be missed, but never forgotten.


Brian White
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Shirley was my aunt and just a beautiful person with a soft soul. That is how I will always remember her. She will be missed.

Sharon Allen
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
We were so sorry to hear about Ms Shirley. Our deepest condolences to the family. May the God and Father of our Lord Christ Jesus comfort you during this grievous time. 2 Corinthians 1:2-4; John 6:40. She will be dearly missed.

Joan Brown
   Posted Mon April 22, 2019
My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one Shirley Mae, and may Almighty God (Psalm 83 18:) comfort you through His written word, the Bible with these future scriptural promises at Job 14:14,15. Acts 24:15. Revelation 21:4,5.

Mildred Pamplin Harper
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Terry, Marvin, and Bobby our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother Mrs Shirley she was always a dear friend to our family.

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