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: or mailed directly to the church at the address listed above.

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  • March 30, 2022
    Sue Tappin says:
    Rest in eternal peace dear Barbara, you can never be replaced but as you leave your sister, be assured she has good friends who love her as their own sister and will try to support and comfort her in at this very sad time of her great loss.

  • March 30, 2022
    Laura Barlage says:
    I will forever love you Barb, and never forget you. You were a wonderful mentor, friend, and second mother to me. Your light will forever shine on.

  • March 30, 2022
    Gina Finelli says:
    Although I didn't know Barbara well, my family (the Finelli's) celebrated some joyful occasions with the extended Sams-Tourville family over the years after my brother married Barbara's niece, Julie. And I remember Barbara fondly. Sending strength, love, and sympathy. All of you are on my mind and in my heart.

  • March 31, 2022
    Kaye Easterling says:
    Dearest Barbara this is your cousin Kaye. Through all our years you have always been the sweetest, kindest and most loving person I’ve ever known. And talkative!! As kids when your family came to Mamaw and Papaw’s every summer, you, Gail and I were inseparable. Those were the best of times! Beautiful memories I will cherish always. I will miss you and love you forever. Love, Kaye

  • April 02, 2022
    Julie Tourville Finelli says:
    My Aunt Barbara was perhaps the most indomitable spirit I’ve ever known. Her joy was inextinguishable. She never failed to make me feel loved and celebrated when in her presence, and I will treasure her memory always.