The Lucas Family has long been associated with the Ohio business community. Mr. Jason Lucas,President of Lucas Memorial Chapel paternal great-grandfather had the courage to open a business in 1925 on the main street of Cadiz,Ohio. The historic effort of an African American being in the business community has continued through the next four generations. Also, Jason's Great-Great Grandfather,William H. Lucas was the First African -American elected county offical in the state of Ohio. Jason Lucas's grandfather,Charles P. Lucas Sr. was a pioneer business man in the greater Cleveland Community for many years, and his father, Rev. Charles P. Lucas has been a vital member of the business and Christian Community.
The Lucas Legacy continues on with Jason and Yolanda Lucas. Lucas Memorial Chapel was established on December 8, 1999. The first funeral was held on December 10,1999 for Fred Carpenter. Family and friends assisted on the first funeral! On January 22, 2000 there was a grand-opening and dedication service where hundreds of people attended the ceremony.
Charles Lucas Sr. & Lou Stokes, Famous activist Julian Bond. (End of table)