Linda Christine Lucas

A funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 29, 2024 for 73-year-old Linda Christine Lucas of Perryville who passed away Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Monticello House in Jackson, Mo.


She was born May 24, 1950 in Memphis, Tenn. to Jack and Mary Rita (Hartman) Arrowsmith.


She and Jerry Lee Lucas Sr. were married on October 17, 1971. He survives in Peryville.


Survivors include a son: Jerry Lee “Jay” Lucas Jr. of Perryville, Mo.; two daughters: Jennifer Lynn Lucas of Perryville, Mo.; and Kristen Marie Arrowsmith of Perryville, Mo.; a daughter-in-law: Sonya Lucas of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren; Savannah, Eric and Julie.


Linda was radio disc jockey and of the Baptist faith.  She loved music, sewing and crafts.  Linda was full of life and always doing something.  She had a great radio voice and personality.  They called her “Sunshine” and that became her radio name, “Sunshine”.  She loved all her children and grand children, always doing something for them.  Linda was smart and great at math, in fact she did most of her children’s math homework. 


If you needed help she was there.


If she had something and you needed it, it was yours. 


She loved entertaining and always had special dinners and decorations and ornaments galore.  A true Southern Belle. 


Linda now has her wings and watching over her children and grandchildren. Amen


She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Michael James Lucas; two brothers: Gary Vaughn Arrowsmith and Jack “Bubba” Arrowsmith.


Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Ford & Young Funeral Home in Perryville.


A funeral for 73-year-old Linda Christine Lucas of Perryville will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2024 at the Ford and Young Funeral Home in Perryville with the Rev. Dennis Cebulak officiating.


Burial will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.


Memorial contributions may be given to your own choice.


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