In the midday hours of Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 2:30 p.m., God sent his holy angels down from heaven to bring his mighty soldier, Bro. Lucious Leon McFarland, home to glory. He was born in Albany, Georgia, on April 24, 1956, to the late J.D. and Daisy McFarland.
Brother McFarland was educated in the public school system of Dougherty County, Albany, Georgia, where he attended Lincoln Heights Elementary School and Southside Jr. High. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1974 and after graduation, he enlisted into the United States Army and completed his basic training in South Carolina. He attended Military School in Augusta, Georgia, and his 1st duty station was Germany, as he was in "The Party Zone." His job was to receive and send messages to the front-line soldiers. Lucious was sent to Kansas for his 2nd training in Ft. Hood, Texas, where his military service ended. After his military life, he began his truck driving career with North America Trucking until his retirement.
At an early age, Lucious attended Third Kiokee Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R.B. Smith, Sr. He would always say "God Bless America” before he blessed anyone else! God revealed Lucious's crown to him, and he graciously accepted it by giving up this earthly world. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D & Daisy McFarland; sister, Berneda McFarland; nieces, Celethia Banks, and Netherly Osei Tutu; nephews, Daren Owens, Deric McFarland, and Taurus McFarland.
Lucious McFarland, the 7th child, will be missed by so many. He leaves to cherish his memories, his nine siblings: J.C (Annie Lois) McFarland, Richard McFarland, Rosa Reid, Hilton McFarland, Joel (Helen) McFarland, Annie (Robert) Catalani, Charlene (Willie) Bradford, Gladys (Larry) Hall, and Jennifer McFarland; a devoted and caring friend, Lorene Gilbert; Dexter Gilbert, whom he raised; a goddaughter, Hillary Miyelle Estelle Brooks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.