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Date: Saturday, 7 August 2021
8:00 – 8:30: Check in + register + sanitize at Fairway
8:30 – 10:00: Service in Fairway Chapel
10:00 – 10:30: Drive to cemetery
10:30 – 11:30: Cemetery service at Westpark
12:00 – 15:00: Lunch back at Fairway
15:00 – END and Exit of guests
Lucy Bonisile Hlubi was born on the 23rd of July 1970 to the late Herbert Manase Hlubi and Elizabeth Moota Hlubi nee Saasa. She was the third born daughter and named after her grandmother, Herbert Hlubi’s mother.
Growing up in Soweto, Lucy was a shy but very bright child, not one to cause any trouble instead preferring to read and write, much like her father.
Lucy’s education began in Soweto with primary school in Hlakaniphani then later at Lilydale Primary. She, along with her late older sister Lindiwe Hlubi were moved to KZN to attend high school. They later returned after political unrest prevented them attending school. She later finished her schooling in Soweto at Kliptown High School, matriculating with distinctions.
Lucy remained an avid reader and was a model student as seen through her many scholastic achievements and awards ultimately leading her to earn the very coveted South African Council of Churches Scholarship at the end of her matric year. Enrolling at Wits University for BA in Law, she remained a model student finishing her degree in time even with her first born daughter in tow. She later achieved her Post Grad qualification in Business Management and an MBA through the University of Cape Town, all while being a single parent and climbing her career ladder.
Over her life Lucy continued to seek out knowledge and always saw herself as a student, eager to learn while sharing her knowledge with others.
She has worked for many companies namely; Standard Bank, Umsobomvu Youth Fund, Alex FM, Anglo Platinum, Rawson Properties as well as Remax while attending Bible School to become a pastor. At the time of her sudden passing, Lucy was self employed, running her own property and consulting business with plans to expand. As expected she worked hard and made many connections while winning awards for her hard work.
She cared for children and any family or friends who needed help. Her home was always open to those in need. Lucy was a compassionate woman with a big heart.
She worked tirelessly to uplift the youth of South Africa as this was one of her biggest passions. She would use her limited spare time to preach and counsel any young person she could, helping them turn their lives around through programs she developed herself. She would also go as far as arranging them job opportunities through her
connections. As a devoted member of Rhema Bible Church, she selflessly gave her time & money to the church and those in need. A characteristic she insisted on passing down to her children; she always wanted them to know the importance of being humble and a service to the community.
She was fearless and loyal to those she held close, evident by the many affected by her untimely passing.
Above all, Lucy was a devoted and loving mother. Nokukhanya, her eldest, and Lucia, her ‘ Rooi Tomato’ were her biggest priority and fuelled her in her endeavors. She was always a hard worker therefore busy but always made time for her girls though family trips and vacations. She loved introducing them to exotic cuisines, new cultures, music and art from around the world. Lucy loved to travel and try new things, she enjoyed garnering experiences and sharing them with her children in order to inspire them as much as possible. Lucy enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed movie dates with her daughters, she loved comedies especially as she had a rich sense of humour and enjoyed laughing with her kids. She had the warmest laugh.
An angel of grace to many who knew her. On Thursday the 29th of July 2021, shortly after her birthday, she took her last breath unexpectedly. Leaving benind her devasted daughters & siblings Jabulile, Lungile and Siko.
She will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, friends and collegues alike. A great loss is felt by all, her light and positive nature is irreplaceable. A great loss is felt by all who knew her.
Lala ngoxolo Hlubi elihle, Mhlakaza