Matthew Lucas, 17, of McRae, Arkansas went to be with his Savior Christ Jesus our Lord on January 27, 2020. He was born to Kevin and Kimberly Lucas on June 18, 2002 in Center Hill, Arkansas. Matthew enjoyed watching the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks with his family.
He liked the simple things such as mowing the lawn, learning to drive and playing family board games. He had a joy for life that was unmatched. Matthew had a quick wit and enjoyed making others laugh, but his greatest bond was with his mother.
Even with a Gliobastoma diagnosis he was grateful it was him and not one of his siblings. Always the warrior, he had faith every step of his journey. He had a servant’s heart, always putting others before himself.
He is preceded in death by his uncle Bob Hahn, paternal grandfather Malton Lucas, and maternal grandfather William Crain.
Matthew is survived by his parents; four siblings, Carrie Lucas, Christen Lucas, Mark Lucas and Clarissa Lucas; one niece Juliette “Julie” (Lucas) Nutt; grandmothers Gloria Lucas and Jane Dubose; and many other family and friends.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man laydown his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV
“Now I am hidden, in the safety of your love. I trust your heart and your intentions. Trust you completely, I’m listening intently. You’ll guide me through these many shadows.”
Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Rose Bud Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home. www.smithfamilycares.com
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