Shirley Ann Lucas

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Shirley Ann Lucas, 74 of Vienna, Va, passed away after a long battle with cancer, on Thursday, December 29, 2022. She is survived by her husband George James Lucas of 32 years, her son, Kevin Scott Mowry, daughter, Sharon Louise Bryant and granddaughter, Alyssa Nicole Bryant. She is also survived by stepdaughters, Michele Spencer, Jennifer Stokes and Cyndi Smoot; one brother, John Francis Windsor, one uncle, Richard Asmussen and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Mae Windsor; two sisters, Elsie Marie Windsor, Donna Christine (Windsor) Eckenrode; four brothers, Albert Luckett Windsor, Robert Lee Windsor, Thomas Samuel Windsor and Wade Albert Windsor.

She was born in Cheltenham, Maryland on October 11, 1948 and grew up in Baden, Maryland. At age 9, she was placed in a foster home and took pride in being a tobacco farmer.

In 1968, Shirley moved from Maryland to Virginia and has lived in Vienna, Virginia for 54 years.

Her federal service began as a stenographer at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, followed by her career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Apollo Program.

Shirley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from George Mason University in 1985 and began her career at the Central Intelligence Agency, performing a multiple of disciplines, retiring in 2007.

At the end of 2012, she retired again as a government contractor for Booz-Allen-Hamilton; this time to spend more time with family and friends and to pursue volunteer work. She volunteered at the Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna, as a friendly caller to homebound seniors, assembled newsletter, and participated in community outreach program. For 20+ years, she welcomed and ushered patrons at the Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts venue.

She was a member of the Vienna Presbyterian Church as well as the Vienna Personal History Writers Group.

Shirley enjoyed time with her family and friends, especially time in Florida with her son, Kevin, and his dog, Whiskey. Her hobbies included writing her memoirs, camping, gardening, estate sales, yard sales and consignment stores. She was proud to tell everyone that her wardrobe and household items were repurposed versus new.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley's name to the Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna at 541 Marshall Road SW, Vienna, Virginia 22180, Vienna Presbyterian Church at 124 Park St. NE, Vienna, Va 22180 or the Baden Volunteer Fire Department at 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613.

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  1. I am so very saddened to read of Shirleys passing! She was a lovely woman and always brightened the store when she came to shop. The Consignment Boutique in Vienna. I always enjoyed our visits when she would stop in. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Kathleen Porter

  2. Shirley Ann, you knew in this photo, , but we didn’t, that this would be the last time we would see you. Oct. 17, 2021. Your cancer, the situation, all of it was heartbreaking. You have been gone from us for almost 15 months. At least now we know that you are safely home and we hope finally at peace. We should of been by your side, we wanted to be by your side, we wanted to hear from you, and most of all we wanted to give you our love as we said goodbye. You were so much more than a first cousin. Never will I forget you, Love, Doris

  3. Shirley Ann was her own person. Always stayed fit and healthy (so we thought). She thrived on being stylish and a good and kind person. I felt like I had a special bond with her and thought I would be at her home during her last days, just to keep her comfortable and still get a little laugh out of her. I wasn’t holding her hand but I will NEVER forget that special squeeze on my arm on the last day we were allowed to see her. That’s the day I lost my special friend and that is the day she said goodbye without saying it aloud. I knew then something was happening but never thought I wouldn’t ever talk to her again. Only God knows what our family went through this past year. Thank God you are now at peace and so am I.

  4. It been an awful 15 months.. I will never understand why she let this happen. We never got to say goodbye. We never got to be there for her. Every one of us in my family loved her as a sister.. my family and myself had our hearts broken…rest easily

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