Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Cremation rites will follow. Inurnment will be at a later date in Arizona. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Elijah was born on Jan. 15, 1931, in Turrell, Ark., the son of Elijah Sr. and Jamie Wright Lucas.
Elijah retired from John Deere Harvester after 42 years. He will be greatly missed.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Ruth; four daughters, Gloria (Harvey) Fentress, Cherry (Wayne) Sivels, Mella Tillman and Vickie Lucas; four sons, Kevin Lucas, Gordon (Eva) Lucas, Carlis Lucas and Louis (Nancy) Lucas; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Stanley Lucas and Elijah Lucas Jr., who just passed on July 13, 2012; and two daughters, Casandra and Denise.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.
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