Lockwood Funeral Home

9402 Lockwood Drive, Houston, TX


Sylvia Ann LUCHIN

January 13, 1946May 21, 2020

Our devoted, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, great mentor, and dear friend Sylvia Ann Luchin, age 74, received her wings and she passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born on January 13, 1946, in Houston, Texas, to Willie Pete and Mary (Smith) Gibson. She graduated from Kashmere Senior High School in 1943 and attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Sylvia married Oscar Luchin, Jr and they experienced many wonder, blessed years of marriage and memorable events with their five children.

She was one of the few, female LAD machinery operators at FMC Technologies Inc. making Oil and Gas equipment parts for the company’s exploration and production of hydrocarbons business. She also worked at the U.S. Social Security Administration main office as a retirement and disability benefits administrator assistance for several years before her health started to decline.

Sylvia was a godly virtuous and adventurous woman. She loved spending fun times with her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and shopping at resale shops. Sylvia was an avid reader and one of the original members of the Sisters Of The Written Word (SOWW) book club. She was a devoted member of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Houston, Tx for over 31 years. During her years at New Mount Calvary, Sylvia dedicated her time to the hospitality committee, Women’s Sunday School, and various church outreach programs.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her devoted, loving husband Oscar Luchin, Jr. and her son Fred Luchin. She leaves to cherish her blessed memory five children, Gregory Luchin (Alecia Luchin), Adrian Luchin (Beatrice Luchin), Aaron Luchin (Carla Luchin) Shawdra Johnson (Joseph Johnson), Yachtze Luchin (Tonya Luchin); and her sisters Emma Randolph, Edith Gibson (Ruddy Tejera), her brothers Herbert Pete (Mary Pete), Kenneth Gibson (Janet Gibson), Josh Gibson (Anita Gibson), Brian Gibson (Gerridean Gibson), and Calvin Gibson. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, and relatives and good friends.


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 29, 2020


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Mary Sullivan

May 30, 2020

My favorite memories, were all places we went, and all the friends that we had such fun with. Sylvia was a good friend, she would always keep up to date about news in the community, even when i moved away she still let me know the latest news . I am going to miss her from New Mount Calvary, we all would sit in same area. Sylvia has such a quiet, warm, pure spirit. To the family,,,, If loved could have saved her she never would have died,,,,I share your pain.

Brenda Bell

May 29, 2020

I meet Sylvia in 1965 when I joined the maternal side of the family. She was described one way but was 390 degrees different from it. She was then and remained “The Elect Lady” as in II John. She was a joy to know and to be with. We maintained our relationship all these years. If there’s one thing you could do in her memory it is to see the good in all people. Family keep your trust in God because we know where Sylvia is. Love you all. Brenda Bell

Anita Gibson

May 27, 2020

I am thankful to have had Sylvia as my sister-in-law for the past 44 years. Sylvia was a wonderful mentor and a joy to know. I am saddened by this event, but in my heart I know she is resting easy.
With LOVE--Anita Gibson

To my dear sister SYLVIA. As the oldest of the 8 siblings you have taught us 2 very important lessons of life - how to be resilient and persistent. Even during your suffering and difficult times, you did not complain. You kept looking to the Lord our God. As believers, I am grateful that we have been taught the scriptures - remembering to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. Your Brother -- Josh Gibson

Bishop-Elect Dolphus

May 27, 2020

To Ministers Adrian and Bea Luchin,

Co-pastor and I, are praying for you and your family during your time of bereavement. We join all of you in your sorrow. It is in times like these that we intentionally, intensify our dependence on Scripture. And according to Revelation 21:4, God promises to wipe every tear away. Moreover, Psalm 34:18 tells us: “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We hope you feel the love and warmth from your church family, as we pray peace and comfort for your sorrow.

Abiding Love,
Bishop-Elect Gerald T. Dolphus

Ministerial Staff Gospel Tabernacle Houston

May 27, 2020

To our Co-laborers in the Gospel, Minister Adrian & Bea Luchin: The entire ministerial staff of Gospel Tabernacle Houston would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We want you to know that your brothers and sisters in Christ are here for you. May the Lord strength and keep you is our prayer. We love you both, with the love of Christ.

Odessa Green

May 27, 2020

Ministers Adrian and Bea Luchin: Our God is a God of all comfort, and He will comfort you in this time of bereavement if you call upon Him. Please accept my sincere condolences in your great lost, and know that I am in constant prayer for your healing.
Elder O. Green, Gospel Tabernacle Houston

Domonique Luchin

May 27, 2020

Love you always Gran!

Angela Dolphus

May 26, 2020

On behalf of Bishop-Elect Dolphus And Myself, we send our heartfelt condolences to you, Ministers Adrian and Minister Bea Luchin. It was an absolute honor to have met your beautiful mother. That one moment in time is a time which shall be cherished in my heart. Please know that the entire Gospel Tabernacle Church Family is praying for you and your family. Love you always.

Co-Pastor Angela Dolphus

Toya Gibson

May 26, 2020

I have backspaced a lot of times because it's just too personal but you know...I love you. Ok Aunt Sylvia, carry on....
From here on out when I hear this song...I'll think of you.


Quintella Bourgeois

May 25, 2020

You were the best Grandmother a child could have. You always gave good advise & the best hugs. I thank God for bringing you into my life as my son's Grand, my friend & a mother figure...love you always & forever. ❤


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