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J B Lancaster

J.B. Lancaster of Commerce, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Greenville, Texas at the age of 101 years old, just two days short of his 102 birthday.

J.B. was born the son of John and Addie Lancaster on May 1, 1917 in Cooper, Texas. He married Lettie Thomas in 1932 at the age of 15; a union that lasted 72 years until Lettie's death in 2004. Although he and Lettie never had any children of their own, they loved little kids. This love was demonstrated through their support for many years of orphanages in both Africa and India.

J.B.'s life was one that was dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. This devotion led him to attend Freed-Hardeman University, a private Christian University in Tennessee. He preached the gospel all around East Texas, in Arkansas, and occasionally in California for over 50 years. J.B. was known to read the entire Bible at least 4-5 times a year, and could recite most of it from memory. He will be remembered for his sharp mind and great sense of humor, which he maintained throughout his entire life. He always had a little sermon for his visitors and never lost his love of spreading the word. He was truly an exceptional man that was ready to go home to meet his Lord and Savior; he will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lettie, his parents, two brothers: Carlton Lancaster and Dennis Lancaster, and a sister: Pauline Bryan. He is survived by only one nephew and three nieces as well as a handful of great nieces and nephews, several great great nieces and nephews and even a few great great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lancaster will be held at 12:00 o'clock noon on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at 11:00 A.M.

Interment will be at Rattan Cemetery, in Delta County.


Saturday, May 04, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 04, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jones-Walker and Son Chapel
1209 Live Oak
Commerce, Texas 75428


Saturday, May 04, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Rattan Cemetery
5783 FM 1530
Pecan Gap, TX 75469

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Although I only had the privilege of meeting and talking with J.B. a few times, at our yearly family gatherings, he was an amazing, knowledgeable, sweet and caring man. His mind was much younger than his years. His knowledge of the Bible was always a wonderful conversation with him. He spoke eloquently about his first love; the love of Jesus Christ and the truth about what was required for Christians to worship and act in order to meet the Lord on judgement day. I was always amazed that he was able to quote bible scripture without even opening his bible. He must have had a photographic memory because once he read anything, he never forgot. He was always an inspiration to anyone that had the privilege of sitting next to him in conversation. His knowledge of the Truth was amazing. The family has lost a great man and he will be missed. But there is no question, in our minds, that heaven will be his next destination. You were loved, J.B. by so many. and your presence will be sadly missed. Elise Beritiech

Elise Beritiech May 3 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Mr. Lancaster I know you can now hear my comments since you are in Heaven. I wish I could have known you here on Earth. You already know why. I know He is so proud of you and your wife and parents are just o er the moon with delight to be with you again. Russell Williamson, Dallas, Tx

Rusty May 2 2019 12:00 AM

JB was an amazing man. You will be missed

Stacey Hanzelka May 2 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Mr. JB!

Gail Keels Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM