Lucille Wellspeak



Lucille Wellspeak, 92, of Swansboro NC, passed away peacefully at home on Sept 11, 2017.
Lucille was born to the late Joseph and Pauline Buckmaster of Swansboro on November 23, 1924. She was the oldest local born resident of Swansboro. She graduated from Swansboro High School and later attended secretarial school. She married the late Gerald (Jerry) Wellspeak in Morehead City.

She was a dedicated homemaker, mother of three, community volunteer, founding member of St. Mildred Roman Catholic Church, recognized coastal artist and frame shop owner. Her passion was sharing her love of Jesus and Christian faith with her family, friends and area ecumenical prayer groups. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wellspeak; an infant son Joseph, her adult son, Joe Wellspeak (Karen). She is survived by two children: Greg Wellspeak (Claire) of Annapolis MD, David Wellspeak (Melissa) of Swansboro. She has 4 grandchildren (John, Mary, Walt and Joe) 8 great-grandchildren (Jonathan, Rachel, Amelia Rose, Austin, Olivia Erin, Shane, Abigail).

A viewing will be held for family and friends September 15 at 9:30?? to 10:45 at St. Mildred Catholic Church, 653 Old Hammock Road, Swansboro. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am. After Mass there will be hospitality to celebrate Lucille’s life. Internment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to your own special charity.