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Raymond Lucie

June 25, 1937 September 11, 2018
Raymond Lucie
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Raymond Lucie Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep, in the Vitas Hospice Wing of South Seminole Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones. Mr. Lucie had been battling with advanced COPD for a number of years.

Mr. Lucie is survived by: wife, Carolyn Judith Mendy Lucie; three daughters, Cynthia Dawn Lucie, Laura June Lucie Kolhbeck, and Amy Louise Lucie. And by two grandsons, John Ray Lucie and Jason Lucie; and by great-grandson Max Mark Lucie (and another on the way!). Also, by brothers, Robert Cleveland Lucie and Mickey Lucie; and by sisters, Michelle Lucie Whiteside and Jacqueline Lucie; plus numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Lucie served proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958, aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown. After his honorable discharge, he was married to Carolyn Mendy by Pastor Lewis of Randall Memorial Baptist Church (Williamsville, NY). Daughter Cynthia was born in 1959, and Laura in 1962. In the Buffalo area, family members on the Lucie side fondly knew Ray as “Butch,” to differentiate from his father with the same name.

Upon moving to nearby Cheektowaga, the family became actively involved in the Cheektowaga Community Baptist Church, where Carolyn sang in the choir; and, the couple served as Youth Directors for some years. Amy Louise was born in 1973, mere weeks before the family moved to Florida. (Although the entire, large Lucie family hails from Buffalo, NY, most migrated to central Florida in the mid-1970’s for purposes of finding work.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lucie have been active members of First Baptist Church of Longwood for many years. Mr. Lucie enjoyed writing, and was a frequent contributor to the Orlando Sentinel, with countless Letters to the Editor regularly published. He was a lifelong avid fisherman, and a Civil War history buff. He will be missed and mourned by the many loved ones he leaves behind; but we all look forward to our loving reunion in Heaven . . .

***There will be a brief memorial service honoring Mr. Lucie on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Banfield Funeral Home in Winter Springs, at 11:00 a.m.***

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