Jeannette Irene Dovel Lucas, 89, of Shenandoah, died on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Life Care Center in New Market.

She was born on July 19, 1929, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Ernest K. Dovel and Cora Florence Lowery Dovel.

Mrs. Lucas attended Stanley High School and worked at Rockingham Poultry at Alma prior to retirement.

On March 1, 1947, she married Clinton O. Lucas Sr., who died on July 8, 1979.

She is survived by five children, Faye E. Owens, Clinton O. Lucas Jr., Robert F. Lucas, Joyce G. Austin and Ernest L. Lucas, all of Shenandoah; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the Church of the Valley in Shenandoah by Pastor Alfred Comer. Burial will follow at Leake’s Chapel Cemetery, near Stanley.

The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at the Church of the Valley.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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