Erand Earl Richardson Lucky Blacklock, 97, entered the promise keeping of God’s eternal life on August 26, 2014. She was born in Annona Texas, February 11, 1917, to Lucius Earl and Ressie Erand Robinson Richardson. She grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas, graduated from El Dorado High School and attended Bethany-Peniel Nazarene College, Bethany, Oklahoma.
She married Rev. Levin Eustace Lucky in 1937 and began a ten- year co-ministry as an evangelist’s wife, playing the accordion and singing with him. They held revivals and pastored churches throughout much of the Midwest, West Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina. Following his death in 1948, she married Carl Morrell Blacklock in 1949 and moved with her two sons to Little Rock, Arkansas. Subsequently, two daughters were born; the newly blended family grew, guided by her loving care and has continued so throughout their years together.
Mrs. Blacklock was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in North Little Rock, Arkansas, for fifty-five years, teaching the Triple-T Sunday School class for thirty of those years. During that time, she participated in a live radio broadcast which aired early on Sunday morning, singing with the ladies’ trio. She was the church’s pianist for forty years, using her talents for church services, revivals, weddings, funerals, and district conventions. Other activities included serving on the church board, holding offices in the women’s missionary society, and acting as a chaperone for the travelling youth choir (where she was lovingly nicknamed Mrs. B). Twice she was selected as Mother of the Year by the congregation.
Her God-given musical talent provided a home-grown ministry to young children, youth and adults, providing them with private piano lessons. Through the years, there were hundreds of lives that were touched by her kind, gentle manner of instruction. Many of those students went on to become involved in their own music ministries all over the country.
Having been widowed and living alone for several years, Mrs. Blacklock reached out in love and generosity and opened her home to many individuals in need of temporary shelter. Her steady, non-judgmental approach of walking a Christ-centered life encouraged the down-trodden, children, teenagers, young adults, men and women of all ages, to want to seek a more personal relationship with a loving God. She actively lived the life she so humbly taught to those whom God placed in her care.
In her senior years, she eventually moved to Dallas, Texas, where she surprised the family by moving her church membership to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. She took advantage of studying and attending classes to become a full-fledged member in her new congregation.
“Mom B,” her family’s intimate name, is survived by her four children and spouses: Dr. and Mrs. Harrell C. Lucky, Dallas, Texas; Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Grayson L. Lucky, Edmond, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. (Donita Blacklock) Cooper, Whitsett, North Carolina, and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy B. (Reanel Blacklock) Merriman, Plano, Texas. The extended family is blessed with nine grand-children and spouses: Brad and Shannon Lucky, Eric and Lisa Lucky-Higgins, Drs. Eric and. Noel Lucky-Brucker, Shira Lucky, Dr. Grant and Michele Lucky, Matthew and Heather Cooper, Dr. Adam Cooper, Louis and Sarah Dungy, and Tony and Amanda Blevins. Eleven great-grand-children have also been added to the family: Nathan Lucky, Jordan Lucky, Blake Brown, Jessica Brown, Ethan Brucker, Luke Brucker, Adam Brucker, Seth Lucky, Lauren Lucky, Kalla Dungy and Carson Dungy. She is also survived by one niece, Mrs. Deborah Richardson Nagy.
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, her parents, and two brothers, baby Carson Richardson and Harrelldee Tim Richardson.
Reverend Nicole Bates will preside over the Memorial Service of Worship which will be observed at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas; the interment will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Hillcrest Memorial Park, Texarkana, Texas. The North Dallas Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements for the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be designated to the Music Department at the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas. As an alternative, a donation may be given to the Blair Monie Chair in Preaching, The Wright Family foundation at Austin Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.
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