OBITUARY

Lucille Mouton Custis

July 16, 1923January 7, 2019
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Edith Lucille (Mouton) Custis July 16, 1923 - January 7, 2019

Lucille Custis died in Gresham, OR, on Monday, January 7, 2019 after a full and active life of Christian ministry as the wife of Pastor L Dwight Custis (1920-2012), which she described as “the unspeakable pleasure of serving the Lord together.”

Lucille was born in Lafayette, Louisiana to George and Maibelle (McCullough) Mouton on July 16, 1923, and was the oldest of five siblings (three boys and two girls). She spent most of her youth in Harrisburg, Arkansas. At age seven, the most significant happening for Lucille was not the Great Depression, but becoming a Christian. She said that all of her life from that point on was different because of belonging to the Lord.

In February, 1942, Lucille met her future husband Dwight while both were students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. It was their common love for the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word that knitted their hearts together. On January 17, 1943, she became a Custis in a home wedding in Harrisburg, Arkansas. During the next 69 years, Lucille served beside her husband as a faithful pastor’s wife in Beaumont, Texas, Vancouver, British Columbia, Santa Barbara, California and finally in Portland, Oregon, first at Central Bible Church and then at Trinity Bible Church, discipling women, teaching women’s Bible studies and extending hospitality to many.

She will be greatly missed by her children, L Dwight Custis, Jr and wife Nancy of Southlake, TX, John M. Custis and wife Marilyn of Gresham, OR, Carolyn Custis James and husband Frank of Sellersville, PA, and Gary W. Custis and wife Martha of Tigard, OR; by a sister, Patricia M. Rutledge and husband Don of Tahlequah, OK; and by eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband L Dwight Custis (1920-2012), and by brothers George Mouton, Jr (1927-1998), David Mouton (1932-1986), and John Clark Mouton, who died as an infant (1935).

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Bible Church, 14333 NE Whitaker Way in Portland, followed by a committal service at 3 pm at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd in Portland. Public viewing hours will be from 1-5 pm at Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, January 16.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Biography

Edith Lucille (Mouton) Custis
July 16, 1923 - January 7, 2019

Lucille Custis died in Gresham, OR, on Monday, January 7, 2019 after a full and active life of Christian ministry as the wife of Pastor L Dwight Custis (1920-2012), which she described as “the unspeakable pleasure of serving the Lord together.”

Lucille was born in Lafayette, Louisiana to George and Maibelle (McCullough) Mouton on July 16, 1923, and was the oldest of five siblings (three boys and two girls). She spent most of her youth in Harrisburg, Arkansas. At age seven, the most significant happening for Lucille was not the Great Depression, but becoming a Christian. She said that all of her life from that point on was different because of belonging to the Lord.

In February, 1942, Lucille met her future husband Dwight while both were students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. It was their common love for the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word that knitted their hearts together. On January 17, 1943, she became a Custis in a home wedding in Harrisburg, Arkansas. During the next 69 years, Lucille served beside her husband as a faithful pastor’s wife in Beaumont, Texas, Vancouver, British Columbia, Santa Barbara, California and finally in Portland, Oregon, first at Central Bible Church and then at Trinity Bible Church, discipling women, teaching women’s Bible studies and extending hospitality to many.

She will be greatly missed by her children, L Dwight Custis, Jr and wife Nancy of Southlake, TX, John M. Custis and wife Marilyn of Gresham, OR, Carolyn Custis James and husband Frank of Sellersville, PA, and Gary W. Custis and wife Martha of Tigard, OR; by a sister, Patricia M. Rutledge and husband Don of Tahlequah, OK; and by eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband L Dwight Custis (1920-2012), and by brothers George Mouton, Jr (1927-1998), David Mouton (1932-1986), and John Clark Mouton, who died as an infant (1935).

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Bible Church, 14333 NE Whitaker Way in Portland, followed by a committal service at 3 pm at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd in Portland. Public viewing hours will be from 1-5 pm at Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, January 16.