Family and Friends say "Farewell" to fallen hero
For five years, Kody Lucas battled cancer. On Tuesday, the Perry teenager passed away in the company of his loved ones.
Although his battle is over, he continues to touch the lives of hundreds.
Saturday, friends and family gathered to be in the presence of their dear Kody Lucas for one last time.
He was remembered as someone who loved life, full of humor and unless you already knew he was sick, you would never know it.
"He wanted to talk about everything except what was wrong with him," said Greg Grantham. "Talk about normal things that kids his age talked about."
"Our love of God, music, the kind of girl we would one day marry." added Kyle Van Etten.
The personality of the fallen hero filled the sanctuary. From his love of music to his favorite color. A personality that serves as motivation for those who had the chance to get to know him.
"My brother in Christ, Kody Lucas, he kept persevering, so I know I can too," said John Weeks.
The name Kody means "helpful one or caring one". It's a name he has lived up to. He was known for passing out Bibles or giving money for food. For the last three years he has sacrificed his birthday to benefit others who may be going through trying ordeals of their own.
"He helped others by donating his tissue," said Reverend Jeremy Morton. "Even in death, he gave his body so doctors can find a cure of this terrible disease."
Kody taught all who knew him how to live but also how to end this life on earth.
"He taught us to end it with dignity, end it prepared, and end it in peace, with everyone," said Reverend Billy Thomas.
The ceremony ended with the releasing of 200 balloons. Each with a prayer because friends say, Kody will make sure they get to the right place.
Lucas planned his entire funeral service, from the people who spoke at the service, to his coffin, and even to sno cones being served at the repast.
On behalf of everyone here at NewsCentral, we will miss Kody and he will always be remembered.