March 14, 1921-February 9, 2018
DAVENPORT — Funeral services for Annie Marie Lucas, 96, of Davenport will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 16, at Bethel AME Church, 323 W. 11th St., Davenport, with Pastor Gregory Armstrong officiating. Burial will be Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. She departed this life on Thursday at the Clarissa C. Cook House, Bettendorf.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, February 16, at the church.
Orr's Mortuary, Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements.
She was born March 14, 1921, in Davenport, the daughter of Rev. Frank K. and Marie (Searles) Nicholson. She served in the Air Force and Red Cross. She married Clark A. Lucas on November 4, 1945, in Adak Alaska, Davis Air Force Base. On June 5, 2001, he preceded her in death.
She received her BA in physical education from the University of Iowa. She retired as physical education instructor. For many years she served as the park director at the park the corner of 11th and Ripley (the former location of the Charles and Ann Toney's barbershop).
She was a member of Bethel AME Church, Davenport, and Moline Conservatory, Orchid Society, Iris Society, Rose Club, Blackhawk Gem and Mineral Society, Davenport Horticultural Society, Scott County Adult Special Olympics volunteer, Handicapped Development Center Boosters, Muscatine Garden Club.
Annie's wish please leave all memorials to Bethel AME Church, The Moline Conservatory, or Scott County Special Olympics.
Her hobbies included horticulturist, collecting pottery, gardening, dance at YMCA, making jewelry, reading, teaching flower classes, flower arrangements, arranging and showing at flower shows, making pottery at the Beaux Arts Pot Shop, Putnam Museum.
She leaves to celebrate her life a daughter, Marta A. Lucas, Davenport; a son, Clark A. Lucas, New Meadows, Idaho; a sister, Marjorie Hopkins, California, and two grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Zenobia Hicks; brothers, Frank, George, Edward, Edwin, Donald, Vernal, Earl, Fred and Robert Nicholson.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.orrsmortuary.com.