OBITUARY

Margaret Ellen Lucas

February 22, 1985September 10, 2020

Margaret (Meg) Ellen Lucas was a Florida native who loved the beach, her family, and her dog. She was born on February 22, 1985 and she passed on September 10, 2020. A Celebration of Meg’s life will be held at McGough Nature Park on Sunday, September 20th at 10am. She is survived by: her parents, Pat and Layne Schoonover and Paul and Joanne Lucas; her sisters and their families, Charla Lucas and Doug Ware, and Hayley and Cameron Livermore and their children Joseph Archer and Poppy Louise; and her pupp-pup, Rufio.

Meg was known for her love of animals, her kind and caring nature, and her ability to quote a line from any movie. Meg never met a stranger.

Meg lived with the disease of alcoholism. This disease robs those who struggle with it of their goals, dreams, and happiness. Meg and the family would want others who are bound by this disease to know that if you struggle with alcoholism, or you love someone who struggles with it, there is help and hope.

One such source is SAMHSA: 1-800-662-4357 https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

Below are Meg’s own words, written earlier this year, expressing the hope she had:

“My head dropping.

And my knees to the floor.

I know this World deserves more.

I take a breath.

Think that I can do it all, for sure.

The blindness fills my heart,

My thoughts be still,

and yearn for pure.

So child calm yourself.

There’s grace in knowing your own wealth.

Still,...Let Him Provide.

Let the fear subside.

That deep sigh...

He Knows your heart inside.

So, child.

Calm your soul.

Because right now...

That hole is an endless toll.

The sweetest relief...

Is in the belief...

So Kiss the sky.

Because your deep breath has arrived.

He’s still there.

Let that breath survive.

Don’t let your heart lie.

Because it’s as strong

as the sky is high.”

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA Tampa Bay

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Krista Sherrell

September 17, 2020

Meg was a very close childhood friend of mine. We met at Little Learners daycare center where my sister and I quickly became friends with her, Charla, and Hayley. We had many, many sleepovers and birthday parties at each other’s houses. Meg and I shared a love for animals. I enjoyed loving on their kitty cat Murphy and their golden retriever Maggie (I think, it’s been so long). Meg and I used to do gymnastics together at the Largo Rec center and later went on to LaFleurs. She was my motivator because she would always stick new skills first so it made me push myself. I remember on my 10th birthday I asked my mom to go to Glamour Shots with Meg. We got to go and look like movie stars for a day. We stayed in touch here and there through the years. Sometimes it was life events that would bring us back together like when she came to my baby shower. It was always good to see her. I have so many memories with Meg and her family that I will always cherish. I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Krista
Miss you Meggie!

Kathy Scribner

September 17, 2020

To Megs family and friends I am saddened to hear of Megs passing. I met Meg at Guppy’s. I am a snowbird and only had the chance to know her the short time I stayed in IRB. She was beautiful inside and out. Prayers to her family. My thought are with all of you. Kathy Scribner

Cathy Uzzillia-Newhouse

September 16, 2020

Pat and family,
I am truly sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter Meg. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this challenging time.
Peace and Blessings,
Cathy Uzzillia Newhouse

Cecile Brewer

September 16, 2020

Sweet Meg,
You left this world way too soon! We’ve had many fun times with you & your family. And we will always cherish those memories.
We look forward to seeing you again when Jesus comes to take us all home.
Until then, Rest In Peace
With love & prayers,
Ron, Cecile, Angela & Krista

Carol Lewis

September 16, 2020

I am devastated and so sorry for your loss.

The first time I met the Lucas girls, it was Halloween night, 3 of the most precious girls smiling at our door. Many days thereafter filled with laughter from these kids. Meg was always the first one to come and see our dogs and always doing some sort of gymnastics, rarely sat still. Just a HUGE personality and fun to be around.

Teena Batten

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this incredibly sad time.

JoAnne Reinhart

September 15, 2020

I was one of Meg’s Physical Education teachers at Ponce de Leon Elementary School. Meg was the type of student that every teacher hoped to have! She was athletic, well mannered and successful at everything that was required of her.
So sorry in your loss.

Shannon Pakus

September 15, 2020

I first met Meg when we opened aqua prime together. She was my manager and her and I hit it off right off the bat. we had such good times working there and hanging out after. After we both left aqua prime she wanted me to come work at guppys with her but it just wasn’t my cup of tea lol.. she was the bright star in a dark room. She had such a big personality and loved to laugh with anyone that would laugh with her. I will always cherish the moments we had and I will never forget her. I am so sorry to her family and pray you find peace at knowing she is with the higher ups now. I pray that her dog goes to one of her family members and is loved just like she loved him. Thats what she would have wanted. I will pray for you in the darkest times but when you see the light, just know I will be with you one day again! Shine bright up there

Desiree Draxten

September 15, 2020

Meg,
I know we haven’t talked in years but your smile was infectious and your eyes always bright. Even as a teenager you leaned toward kindness which in many cases that’s when a person can be the cruelest. Your struggle is over now but your memory will forever be eternal. Rest easy my friend.

Michael Cortese

September 14, 2020

My heart goes out to the Lucas family. Meg was such an amazing person. I could always count on Meg when we were growing up, she was like a sister that lived across the street. She kept secrets for me, she gave me advice. She was a true friend if ever you needed one and she always had your best interests in her heart. Meg's personality was electric and I will never forget her smile, her laugh, or just how caring a person she was. My heart broke to hear this news tonight

FROM THE FAMILY

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