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Celebrating the life of

Hazel Lucas

August 24, 1927 - March 09, 2024

Hazel Lucas

Hazel Lorine Hurst Lucas (GeeGee), 96, left this world to be with Jesus on March 9, 2024. Her final moments were spent peacefully in the home of her daughter Melanie in Methuen, MA, and she was surrounded by family.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Fox and Weeks in Savannah, GA at 10:00 am followed by a graveside ceremony at Bonaventure Cemetery. Memorial gifts are welcome and can be sent to Cowee Baptist Church in Franklin, NC in her memory.

GeeGee is the matriarch of the family and a follower of Jesus Christ. She loved to read her Bible, post daily Meditations online, and faithfully pray over her family. While unable to attend church in recent years, she loved her church in the mountains, Cowee Baptist Church in Franklin, N.C. and attended Bible Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. Her life is a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ."

Known for her radiant smile, twinkling eyes, generosity, and loving spirit, GeeGee will be dearly missed by all who know her.  She loved to talk about the return of Jesus to take His children home to live in Heaven forever. She is now with her Lord and Savior.

GeeGee loved the church and had many roles over the course of her life serving as a church secretary and in volunteer roles for Calvary Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. She grew up in Calvary and was baptized and married by Pastor John Wilder. She enjoyed sharing her Avon business for over 25 years.

GeeGee is the precious daughter of Eugene and Lula Hurst. She was born on August 24, 1927, in Savannah, GA, graduated from Commercial High School, and attended Armstrong State College. Her siblings include Hattie Barrett (deceased), Reid Reynolds (deceased), Eugene Hurst, Jr. (deceased), Jack Hurst (deceased), Nona Lee Hurst Curtis (deceased). She was a loyal aunt to Effie Sharpe Martin (deceased) of Savannah, GA and Billy Barrett of Atlanta, GA, although they grew up as sister and brother.

She was married in 1951 to Clarence Ivey Lucas, who preceded her in death in 2008. They were married 57 years and had four children together. She is cherished and survived by her 4 children: Tom (Marsha) Lucas of Savannah, GA; Carla (Bruce) Ferguson of Gurley, AL; Melanie (Henry) Jezierski of Methuen, MA; and Holly (Wayne) Bessinger of Adel, GA), 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, who she called her heritage from the Lord.

Tom’s family includes Jon Lucas (Lindsay) of Kauai, HI with son Charlie; Jeremy Lucas of Savannah, GA; Sarah Bialkowski (Chris) of Savannah, GA; and April McNair (Parker) of Atlanta, GA.

Carla’ s family includes son Will Gay of Charlotte, NC; step-daughter Kim (Mark) Lawhorn of Auburn, AL with children Joshua (Amanda) Lawhorn of Brundidge, AL and son Luke; Andrew (Mackensie) Lawhorn of Lebanon, MO; Caleb (Kirsten) Lawhorn of Theodore, AL and daughter Hadley; and Elisabeth and Lydia Lawhorn of Auburn, AL; and step-daughter Robin (Derek) Daughtry with children McKayla (Andrew) Ingrum, Noah Daughtry, and Gabriel Daughtry of Huntsville, AL.

Melanie’s family includes children Anthony Lopez (deceased) with daughter Olivia; Nicholas Griffin (Cindy) with children Benjamin and Elizabeth of Pelham, NY; Emily (Nicholas) Nackley of Methuen, MA with son Evan; Joseph Jezierski of Elkridge, MD; and Zoe Jezierski of Methuen, MA.

Holly’s family includes children Kristen Bessinger (deceased); Hannah Bessinger of San Diego, CA; Ivy Bessinger of Manhattan, NY; Gabriella Bessinger of Arvada, CO; Josiah Bessinger (Kayley) of Adel, GA with children Mora, Alex, and Lily; Joel Bessinger of Destin, FL; Mary Bessinger of Indianapolis, IN; and Anna Bessinger of Adel, GA.



Geegee is in heaven at last! My wonderful mother spent the last part of her life with my family. She was a blessing to each of us and we learned so much from her. I am so glad God chose her to be my mother. Love you my beautiful mother, until we meet again, thank you for giving me life. Melanie

- Melanie, Methuen , Ma

Aunt Hazel was a very loving person, and I have very happy memories of visiting with you all in Savannah. I know she is with the Lord Jesus now, and I pray that your families sense the Lord’s nearness and His comfort and peace. We have hope that the best is yet to come in eternity.

- Kim Hurst Pascarella, Round Rock, Texas

How I’m going to miss you my Gee Gee. I can’t wait to reunite with you in heaven. Thank you Jesus for her life and for the past ten wonderful months with her. Thank you for letting me be there with her and for her in the last year of her life. God is so good and always on the move!

- Emily Nackley, Methuen, MA

God blessed our family with a woman who held fast to her faith and loved the things of God. I am grateful for my heritage of love and faithfulness. Mama lived a long life and blessed many with her sweet conversation and stories of times past. I look forward to being reunited in heaven one day.

- Carla Ferguson, Gurley, AL

Love, thoughts and prayers! I had the pleasure of getting to know GeeGee during my time of being her CNA, until she moved back to Savannah Ga. My favorite moments with her, we're watching baseball. I enjoyed her telling stories of her life. GeeGee, sure could make me laugh. GeeGee always talked about God (which I enjoyed very much) GeeGee was not just a patient to me, she was an amazing friend. I will miss her stories that make you cry from laughing so hard. I will miss you dearly my friend❤️ Tami Koney

- Tami , Franklin , NC

I'm saden that you left this Earth, but happy that you're in Heaven, im sure Grandma Effie was waiting for you with open arms. You lived a great long life with and you was loved by all. I pray that your family finds peace and comfort as the days move forward knowing that you're in the streets of Gold. God Bless you Aunt Hazel and we will see you again one day.

- Adam Satterfield , McDonough, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

- Chantal Logue Cail, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel