Reverend John Michael “Mike” Luke passed away surrounded by loved ones on May 23, 2023, at Tift Regional Medical Center. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2023, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Charlene Griffin officiating. Rev. Luke will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 26, 2023, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. The service will be livestreamed on the Bowen-Donaldson Facebook page.
Todd Johnson, Stacy Griffin, Dusty Capps, Donnie Moon, Scott Johnson, Robby Powell, Justin Powell, Tim Griffin and Buddy Morris will serve as pallbearers.
Born June 7, 1962, in Adel, Rev. Luke was the son of Brenda Johnson Luke of Lenox and the late James Luke. He was also preceded in death by his lovely wife, Donna; his daughter, Sara Beth Luke; and a brother, David Luke.
Mike was a Godly man who loved his family dearly. He served his country as a Marine. After his service as a Marine, he began serving the Lord. He received his master’s degree in theology from Christian Life School of Theology. Mike served many years as the Minister and director of Brother Charlie’s Men’s Outreach in Tifton. Before retiring, he worked as a maintenance coordinator for Pruitt Health in Macon and then returned to Tifton. He loved to share God’s word with everyone he came in contact with. His greatest joy in life was his three grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, Mike is survived by his children, Monica Luke of Thomasville, Jason Luke of Anaheim, California, Jason White of Buford and Jessica Arnold of Cordele; his grandchildren, Kaden, Bella, and Elijah; his sister, Rose (Ricky) Powell of Norman Park; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.