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Lola Rucker

Lola A'lene Rucker (Wilson)

Thursday, November 1st, 1923 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Reverend Lola A’lene Rucker was born on November 1, 1923, in Austell, Georgia to the late Mr. Willie M. and Lola Wilson. She was the youngest of four children.

Reverend Rucker is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She later attended Morris Brown College for four years as a part-time student. Reverend Rucker later went on to graduate from Emory University’s Pastor School of Theology. Five years later, she returned for three additional years of advanced courses, and was ordained.

Reverend Rucker was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She accepted her calling in 1958. She loved to sing and play the piano, and served as a musician at several churches. Reverend Rucker pastored the following churches: Gaither’s Chapel UMC (Covington, GA), Allen Temple UMC (Buford, GA), Wesley Chapel UMC (Hoschton, GA), New Hope UMC (Atlanta, GA), and New Oakland City UMC (Atlanta, GA).

In 1974, Reverend Rucker founded Christian Faith Ministry Church where she served as pastor until she retired in 2002. In 2008 she celebrated fifty years of ministry service. Though her health had diminished in her latter years, she continued to hold on to her faith and trust in the Lord.

Reverend Rucker was truly called by God to serve. On Monday, March 25, 2019, she entered into eternal rest. Through her ministry, Reverend Rucker has impacted the lives of many. She will truly be missed by all. She leaves to cherish her memory, two grandsons, L. Perry Carter, Jr., and Andre M. Carter; great-grandchildren, Broxton M. Carter and Brooke L. Carter; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Herschel Thornton Mortuary
    3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 1:00pm
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    821 South Gordon Road
    Austell, Georgia 30168
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  • Interment

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 |
    Friday, April 5th, 2019
    Westview Cemetery
    1680 Ralph David Abernathy SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30310
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Posted at 11:31am
My sincere sympathy,
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Love, Braxton and Brooke

Posted at 11:28am
We love you GG!
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Braxton and Brooke

Posted at 11:25am
We love you GG.
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Reba M. Young

Posted at 09:45am
To the Family of Lola A'Lene Rucker,
Yes she will be missed, Rev.Rucker,
Beautiful smile, Wonderful spirit. May
God continue to Bless her grandsons
and there family. Sincerely, Jackson, Young,
and Crawford Family.👸

Rev. Walter Ingram

Posted at 11:21am
May the Lord bless this family at this time, I certainly will remember the wonderful words of wisdom she shared with me.
Pastor Walter Ingram

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