Barbara Anne Sams Lukat

October 14, 1948 - March 27, 2022
Barbara Anne Sams Lukat

Barbara Anne Sams Lukat, 73, went to be with the Lord on March 27th of 2022. She was born in October of 1948 to the late John W. Sams Jr. and Ella Mae Sams and was preceded in death by her sister Deanie Tourville and her brother John William Sams III. She is survived by her husband Ronald W. Lukat, children, Kenneth J. Lukat and Elizabeth Anne Hicks, and grandchildren, Kristopher Aaron Riley Lukat, Jacob David Hicks and Julianne Elizabeth Hicks. She also embraced as her own Leia Sauceda Pulvermacher and her husband Benjamin and their children Isabella, Ben, Lilyana and Elizabeth. She is also survived by her sister, Jennifer Schaaf, brother-in-law William Tourville, sister-in-Christ Diane Hoagland and many other friends and family who loved and cherished her.

Barbara was an elementary school teacher for over 20 years in the State of Ohio with her Master of Science in Education. She enjoyed baking, cross-stitching and was an avid reader, never without a book. She was a deacon in the Presbyterian Church and claimed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She used her gifts of cooking, hospitality, and comfort to share the story of his sacrifice for our sins and the good news of his resurrection and our salvation.

The memorial service for Barbara will be held at the Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 800 Piner Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409, at 11:00am on March 31st, 2022. The Rev. Stacey Miller and Rev. Dan Sonnenberg will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that those who wish to, consider donating to the Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Storehouse Ministry, in Barbara Lukat’s name. Donations can be made online at: http://www.myrtlegrove.org/giveonline/ or mailed directly to the church at the address listed above.

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  • March 29, 2022
    Jennifer Schaaf says:
    Dearest sister Barbara, I will miss you forever. You were the kindest most beautiful sister. I have so many good memories of you.

  • March 30, 2022
    Gary Schaaf says:
    We love you, Aunt Barbara

  • March 30, 2022
    Lauren Brady says:
    Sweet Aunt Barbara, you were one of the kindest people I’ve ever known, and you will be missed terribly. We love you so much. ❤️

  • March 30, 2022
    JoAnn & Earlene Rusden says:
    Mother and I both have such wonderful memories of Barbara (and family). Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate her life!

  • March 30, 2022
    Linda C. Lorick says:
    Goodbyes are so hard. I am so glad that my BFF , Deanie Tourville, shared her sister with me. Barbara made us laugh, but she cried with me when Deanie passed away. She held me up from afar. Deep prayers for comfort until you all meet again. Much love, Linda Lorick/Columbia , SC