Christine “Louise” Tucker, 93, of Mt. Vernon, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Residential Living Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Monday, July 19, 1920, in Elmhurst, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Sven Stephen and Elsie (Hellum) Erickson. She married Donald Emery Tucker on May 18, 1943, in Elmhurst, Long Island, N.Y. and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1993.
Louise was a typist in the sales department for the Kollsman Division of Square-D Company in Sweden and Norway. She was inducted into the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce Senior Saints Hall of Fame on Sept. 29, 2005; was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, the Victory Christian Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and the “Gospel Gals” praise and worship team of the church. She was also involved in Nursing Home Ministry in Mattoon and Mt. Vernon.
She is survived by eight children, Layla Arleen Tucker Assem-Rodriguez and husband Carlos Rodriguez III of Portland, Ore., Mary Ann Schadow and husband Walt of Springfield, Don Tucker, Jr. of Springfield, Sue Cunningham and husband Bill of Mt. Vernon, Robert Tucker and wife Karen of Charleston, James Tucker and wife Darla of Charleston, Barbara Jacobs and husband Dean of Marshfield, Mo. and Marge Parker of Springfield; brother, Jack Erickson and wife Karen of Marblehead, Mass.; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two nieces; one great-nephew; and four great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her stepmother; and one granddaughter, Tammy Sue Johnson.
Hallelujah celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m Monday at Victory Christian Center in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Bob Meyer officiating. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Victory Christian Center in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Victory Christian Center and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.