TULSA - Mother Grace Tucker, a saint to Tulsa's homeless and hungry, passed away Monday night. She was 93.
Tucker's son, Doyle Tucker, who wrote a book about his mother's work called "The Mother Grace Tucker Story," announced her passing Monday night on Facebook .
Mom went to be with The Lord late this evening...
I am sure she can say as did Apostle Paul:
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. (II Tim 4:7-8)"
Thank everyone for your continued prayers for the family.
Mother Tucker began helping Tulsa's homeless more than 50 years ago. In 1975 she opened a ministry and shelter for the homeless out of her thrift store.
"It makes me feel good," said Tucker in 2008. "It gave me what you call soul sickness because I had hope."
After financial and health problems, Mother Tucker was forced to close down her store, but instead of folding she rededicated her life to helping others by opening a new church in 2008.
"I call it rescuing the perishing and caring for the dying," said Tucker.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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