Lucille Reddic was born January 17, 1934 to Thomas and Bertha Staples in Heidenheimer, Texas She attended Dunbar High School (at that time a segregated all Black school) and was named, “High School Sweetheart”. There she fell in Love with her late husband, Richard A. Reddic. Lucille and Richard were joined in holy matrimony in 1955 and moved to San Diego on a military assignment. Lucille was a loving mother of 3 children: Richard, (Glenda)Renee and Shawndel.
Lucille was member of the 61st and Division Church of Christ, dedicated to building a strong Christian family unit and home. She is known for her beautiful orchids, exotic plants and perfectly trimmed yard. She walked an estimated three miles daily to the garden until the age of 82. Lucille was at the top of the list of culinary masters. Homemade jelly, ice cream, breads and desserts were her brand.
Raising and mentoring successful children to their fullest potential inside and outside of the family unit describes her in the community. Lucille loved sports. She managed for many years as a Bobby Sox coach, she followed her grandson, Justin to every high school and college basketball game until this last season. Lucille’s greatest moments of sunshine were apparent when she is with her Grandson. She has helped him study and win Bible Bowls for the Church, attended weekly chapel and worked diligently on campus.
Her life’s work was dedicated to keeping and protecting her daycare children while their parents worked: Sonya, Pam, Kamina, Steven, Whitney, Michael, Katie, Maya, Jalisa, Kendra, Angie, Darrien, Gregory and Michael.
Lucille was known for her strength and tenacity displayed until her last day on earth. Lucille leaves to cherish her memory, 3 loving children Richard A. Reddic II (Vicki), Glenda Renee Reddic, and Shawndel Young (Ron),one very special Grandson Justin Taylor Young, one living sister, Opal Staples (Temple, Texas), nieces, nephews and a host of very dear friends.
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