|Birth: ||May 25, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2012|
From an article written by Kristie Martin:
You have to admire someone who has spent over 80 years in the Church. As you will see, this man has always been a servant of God.
Adrian Fulton DeLukie was born May 25, 1922. He was raised in Claiborne Parish mostly by his grandmother and his aunt (his mother's sister) and uncle. His father died when Adrian was three years old and his mother died when Adrian was nine. His father gave him the name "Fulton" after Robert Fulton, inventor of the first commercial steamboat. He had one sister and three foster siblings.
Adrian attended the Church of Christ all of his life. He was baptized when he was ten years old. He met his late wife, Edith Sue Thompson, at the Minden church when it was located on the Sibley Road. Adrian was visiting the Minden Church on an errand from the Homer Church and met Edith there on February 14, 1942. They married on July 19 of that same year. He wondered why he waited so long. Adrian and Edith had two children. Their son, Don, preaches at the Jackson Street Church in Monroe, Louisiana. Their daughter, Diane, is a Red Cross Manager in Baldwin County, Alabama, and lives in Bay Minette. Adrian's wife Edith died in February 1997. He has seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Adrian attended primary school in Claiborne Parish with an interest in agriculture. He began studies at Louisiana Tech under a government agriculture program with $20.40 in his pocket. When the program was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II, he returned to Minden and worked at other businesses until he was drafted. Adrian entered the Army Air Force, received training in aircraft mechanics and aircraft instrumentation, and spent time in the Pacific theater of operations during the war. He was honorably discharged January 6, 1946.
Adrian returned home to Minden where he worked and trained in various occupations, including jobs at a local sawmill, the "shell plant" (ammunition manufacturing), the oilfields, and in soil conservation. Adrian then entered the United States Postal Service and retired after a 35-year career. Another noteworthy achievement was his Certificate of Bible and Christian Counseling from the Bear Valley School of Preaching. In addition to full-time employment, he frequently filled in when needed as pulpit minister. Adrian was a teacher, song leader, Elder, radio speaker and counselor. He was a faithful visitor to the sick and those in nursing homes throughout his life. Adrian loved to preach for the Antioch Church of Christ as well as other congregations. He professed the Bible "means what it says and says what it means" and that "Jesus must come first." His favorite chapter in the Bible was the 3rd Psalm.
He loved to travel and enjoyed attending every lectureship that he could. He believed the best time in his life was "now" and the worst times were when he was separated from his wife and family for long periods of time. But, Adrian said he learned to be content in all circumstances following the example of Paul in Phillipians 4:11.
Adrian's advice to young people: "Try to let God control your life" and "If you make a promise to God or to anyone, keep it!"
Published June 8, 2012 in The Shreveport Times:
Funeral services for Adrian Fulton DeLukie will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Church of Christ in Minden. Officiating will be Jim Frazier and Don DeLukie. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Adrian was born May 25, 1922 in Homer and entered into rest June 6, 2012 in Monroe.
His wife Edith DeLukie and son-in-law Lee Clewell preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law; Don and Jean Davidson DeLukie, daughter; Diane DeLukie Clewell, sister; Katherine "Sister" Beavers, grandchildren; Donna DeLukie Stowers and husband Dr. Scott Stowers, Marla DeLukie Martin, Tina DeLukie DeLancey and husband Ryan, Bubba DeLukie and wife Dr. Ali DeLukie, Melydia Clewell Beagles and husband Mack, Brian Clewell, and Kerry Clewell, great-grandchildren; Lauren Stowers, Adam Stowers, Jessie Stowers, Whitlie DeLukie, Jay Martin, Cole DeLancey, Jax Martin, Lily DeLancey, Brody DeLukie, Andrew Clewell Lusk, Alexa Clewell Lusk and Edie Beagles, three great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in Christ, and countless friends.
Alfred A. DeLukie (1885 - 1926)
Stella Mae Delukie (1899 - 1931)
Edith Sue Thompson DeLukie (1919 - 1997)
Adrian Fulton DeLukie (1922 - 2012)
Catherine Elise DeLukie Bennett (1925 - 2009)*
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Created by: David Parker
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91462133