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Lukie Lee Ealey, Sr.
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Lukie Lee Ealey, son of Annie Lou Ealey and Luther Childrey, was born December 14, 1953, in Montgomery, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, sister (Annie Murry Grace McCall), and brothers (Bill, Daniel, and Cleveland Childrey).

Following the passing of his mother, Lukie relocated to Inkster, Michigan. A naturally gifted athlete, Lukie immediately became a local star. While in high school, he was a formidable force in basketball and track and field. In 1973, Lukie graduated from Robichaud High School. Subsequently, he received an athletic scholarship to attend Upper Iowa University, where he attended for 2 years. Lukie eventually transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1982.

On July 24, 1982, Lukie was joined in marriage to Celia (Dee) Bivens. Following their marriage, the two newly-weds migrated to Denver, Colorado. From that union was born Mayisha, Jamila, Lukie Jr., Ain, and As-Sabuur (Oz) Ealey.

In 1984, with the support and guidance of his wife, Celia, Lukie started Little Denver Janitorial Service Incorporated. He remained the active owner until his passing in December 2017. In 1990, Lukie joined the Nation of Islam and served as a minister at the local Denver Mosque #51 for 1 year. He went on to establish a chapter of C.R.O.E (Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammed) in Denver, which he led as minister during the late 1990s. In February 2017, he was honored and inducted into the 3rd Annual Robichaud Athletic Hall of Fame ‘Class of 2017’ for his amazing achievements and athletic contributions.

To cherish his memory, Lukie leaves his wife, Celia Bivens-Ealey; 3 sisters: Gloria Ealey-Mitchell, Dorothy Ealey, Simmie (Louis) Jackson; 2 brothers: L.C. (Dot) Grace and Isaac (Andre) Childrey; mother-in-law, Thelma Bivens; 3 brother-in-laws: Sam, Howard, and Kevin Bivens; 1 sister-in-law: Angela (Phillip) Hall; 3 daughters: Mayisha, Jamila, and Ain Ealey; 2 sons: Lukie Jr. and Oz Ealey; 1 grandson: Gadi Ealey; 1 aunt, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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