Juliet Lucas 1958-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Ms. Juliet Lucas, 62, of Youngstown, departed this life on Friday, July 16, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Ms. Lucas was born Nov. 10, 1958, in Youngstown, a daughter of Julius and Bessie Equilla Miller.

She was a 1977 graduate of The Rayen School. She received her B.A. degree in social work from Youngstown State University and went on to earn her M.A. degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She was currently working on her doctorate.

She was a licensed social worker with Mercy Health for more than 20 years to the present. She acquired many certifications in the field of social work, specializing in group therapy, case management and counseling. Juliet dedicated her life to helping others as she worked with area nonprofit organizations helping individuals with chemical abuse and even had dreams of opening a local shelter for battered women.

Ms. Lucas has been a devoted member of Nevel’s Temple COGIC since the early 1980s, where she was a licensed evangelist and missionary. She held many positions in the church, among them was head of the missionaries, Sunday School teacher, and anniversary captain of “Team Victorious” in which she was successful in raising monies for the church, to name a few. She was also a loving caregiver for many. She enjoyed decorating, shopping and collecting extravagant hats and outfits.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her mother of Youngstown; three children, Darlena J. Lucas, Denzel K. Lucas and Tina Smith; three brothers, Matthew (Ida) Smith, Donnie Smith and William (Janice) Smith, all of Youngstown; four sisters, Equilla Miller and Doriska Hulsinger, both of Youngstown, and Willie Mae Brimm and Betty (Sam) Walton, both of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Robert Miller; and nephew, Robert Edwards.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at the Nevels Temple C.O.G.I.C. Funeral services will follow at noon.

Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to please wear masks and observe social distancing. A service of Love and Dignity entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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