She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Carrie E. Thornton; survived by her beloved son, Richard G. Lukasik, of Pomona, Calif.; beloved daughter, Brenda J. Luthie, of Smith River; four treasured grandchildren, Stephanie M. Bevan, James E. Thornton, David L. Thornton, and Richard G. Lukasik, Jr.; also three adored great-grandchildren, Alyssa J. Talbert, Cade J. Talbert, and Abigail R. Thornton.
In her early years, she worked as a riveter at Hayes Aircraft, in Birmingham, Ala. She waitressed occasionally. But mostly she was a very loving housewife and mother. She enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and cooking/baking. She was famous for her delicious homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs, coconut cream pie, and banana pudding. She was a member of Eastern Star in Trussville, Ala.
She will be laid to rest in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, November 9. Visitation is from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, warmth, kindness and love.
— Submitted by Family