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Ernest Blaine Lucas Jr.

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Ernest Blaine “Ernie” Lucas Jr., 52, departed this earth Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice Center. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rock Hill Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Danny Harris and the Rev. T. Elwood Long will officiate.

The family will receive friends 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Ernie was born in Wilson County and resided most of his life in Bailey. He graduated from James B. Hunt High School and worked in the electrical field for many years. He loved his family, his pets, sports, fishing and hunting and especially his son, Drew, his pride and joy.

As a firm believer in prayer, Ernie’s faith was strong and having asked for forgiveness for his sins, he looked forward to being with his Lord and Savior.

He is survived by his son, Drew Lucas of Bailey; his parents, Blaine and Charlene Lucas of the home; sister, Cindy McKeel, and husband, Larry; nieces, Chelsey McElroy, and husband, Ben, Haley Ward, and husband, Russell, all of Wilson; a host of aunts and uncles, cousins; and especially his friends, Jeff Bray, Pam Webb and Sherry Perry.

The family would like to thank all the staff and volunteers at The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice for their dedication, love and support.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or Joyner’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 425, Wilson, NC 27894, for the end of life’s expenses.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.