In memory of
Jacqueline Ann Lucas
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In memory of
Jacqueline Ann Lucas
Lucas, Jacqueline Ann 9/24/1964 - 1/5/2020 Ann Arbor, Michigan Jacqueline Ann Lucas, 55, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. "Jackie" as she was affectionately called was a loving wife of Mark W. Lucas for 33 years. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Cladyes and Ida Hayes. Jackie attended East High School in Youngstown, Ohio where she graduated. After high school, Jackie enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Senior Airman with an honorable discharge. Jackie received an Associates degree in Business Administration from Oakland Community College, a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management and a Master's degree in Technology Studies, both from Eastern University. Jackie was employed by General Motors Corporation as the first African American Female Pilot as Command and Second in Command, flying domestic and international operations worldwide. In this position she also received a Pilot Safety Award. Throughout her career, she held positions with other commercial airlines as a First Officer and Captain pilot. She also served as a Senior Training Captain at Murray Aviation. Her most recent career accomplishments included teaching as an Adjunct Instructor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Baker College in Jackson, Michigan. She was also recently employed at Kalitta Charters in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a Gold Star Ground Instructor for Lear Jet & Falcon 20 aircraft. Jackie was an active member of Second Baptist Church (Dr. Steven J. Daniels, Sr., Pastor) in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she served on the Media, Tutor and Usher Board ministries. She enjoyed witnessing her 2 daughters achieve the same level of accomplishment, as Black Belts, in Karate. She enjoyed competing with her daughters in Karate and won numerous awards. She was also an avid coin collector. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Mark Lucas; three daughters, Jacqueline Taylor and Marquel Jordan, and step-daughter, LaTasha (son, Ivan). She also leaves behind her mother, Ida Hayes; one sister, Mae (Bailey) Nicholson; niece, Tasha (Lorenzo); and nephew, John III. Her in-laws, Helen Lucas (mother-in-law), James, Jr. (Teresa), Janice, Deborah, Omelia (Conrad) and a host of loving relatives will also miss her wonderful sense of humor and loving smile. She was preceded in death by her father, Cladyes Hayes, Jr. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers may be made to My Sistah's Pink Journey ( mspjourney.org ) or Second Baptist Church (Ann Arbor. MI) in Jacqueline A. Lucas' name. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 3-8 pm at Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor. Funeral service will take place Friday, January 10, 2020, at Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Road, Ann Arbor. Friends and family are welcome to gather at 9 am. Burial will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Nie Funeral Home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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In memory of
Jacqueline Ann Lucas
Lucas, Jacqueline Ann 9/24/1964 - 1/5/2020 Ann Arbor, Michigan Jacqueline Ann Lucas, 55, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. "Jackie" as she was affectionately called was a loving wife of Mark W. Lucas for 33 years. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Cladyes and Ida Hayes. Jackie attended East High School in Youngstown, Ohio where she graduated. After high school, Jackie enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Senior Airman with an honorable discharge. Jackie received an Associates degree in Business Administration from Oakland Community College, a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management and a Master's degree in Technology Studies, both from Eastern University. Jackie was employed by General Motors Corporation as the first African American Female Pilot as Command and Second in Command, flying domestic and international operations worldwide. In this position she also received a Pilot Safety Award. Throughout her career, she held positions with other commercial airlines as a First Officer and Captain pilot. She also served as a Senior Training Captain at Murray Aviation. Her most recent career accomplishments included teaching as an Adjunct Instructor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Baker College in Jackson, Michigan. She was also recently employed at Kalitta Charters in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a Gold Star Ground Instructor for Lear Jet & Falcon 20 aircraft. Jackie was an active member of Second Baptist Church (Dr. Steven J. Daniels, Sr., Pastor) in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she served on the Media, Tutor and Usher Board ministries. She enjoyed witnessing her 2 daughters achieve the same level of accomplishment, as Black Belts, in Karate. She enjoyed competing with her daughters in Karate and won numerous awards. She was also an avid coin collector. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Mark Lucas; three daughters, Jacqueline Taylor and Marquel Jordan, and step-daughter, LaTasha (son, Ivan). She also leaves behind her mother, Ida Hayes; one sister, Mae (Bailey) Nicholson; niece, Tasha (Lorenzo); and nephew, John III. Her in-laws, Helen Lucas (mother-in-law), James, Jr. (Teresa), Janice, Deborah, Omelia (Conrad) and a host of loving relatives will also miss her wonderful sense of humor and loving smile. She was preceded in death by her father, Cladyes Hayes, Jr. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers may be made to My Sistah's Pink Journey ( mspjourney.org ) or Second Baptist Church (Ann Arbor. MI) in Jacqueline A. Lucas' name. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 3-8 pm at Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor. Funeral service will take place Friday, January 10, 2020, at Second Baptist Church, 850 Red Oak Road, Ann Arbor. Friends and family are welcome to gather at 9 am. Burial will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Nie Funeral Home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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