Memorial services for Melissa (Nissa) Ann Lucero, 54, of Lubbock will be Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Reymundo Manriquez officiating. Inurnment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
Melissa was a strong-willed woman, as many of the women in this family are, but after a relentless battle against COVID she joined her parents in heaven on July 14, 2020. She was born June 16, 1966 to Maria Luisa (Perales) and David Lucero Jr. She graduated from Lubbock High School and earned numerous certifications in safety training. Melissa enjoyed spending her time with family & friends. She especially cherished the time she spent visiting with grandma Minga; painting her nails, taking selfies & giving staff a hard time. Melissa had a passion for life and enjoyed taking adventurous road trips where she always seemed to befriend a new face. She took pride in the work she did as a safety instructor and was competitive when it came to keeping up with the guys. Her smile was contagious and her charm poetic. She loved cooking & baking, particularly making tamales, tortillas and welitas famous gravy. Despite her clumsiness, she loved music, dancing & making people laugh which she never failed in delivering. She'll be dancing with us from heaven now.
Melissa is survived by her grandmother Dominga Perales, her furbaby Zoe Ann, a brother David Lucero III (Martha), her nieces Adela Lucero (babies Aliyah & Analise Lucero), Deann Llanas (Bobby & baby Andrew, step son Anthony Llanas) & Mary Lou Lucero, several aunts, uncles, countless cousins...and her Bebe.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her grandfather Tirso Perales and paternal grandparents David Sr. & Adela Lucero.
The family of Melissa would like to thank the frontline workers of Covenant who provided the utmost care and support to our loved one, your tireless efforts are appreciated.
***(St. Joseph's Catholic Church is requiring mask to be worn when entering the church, as well as during the funeral mass. No more than 50 people will be allowed in the church)***