Lucas Peter Kanelos

January 4, 2022

MARVIN – Lucas Peter Kanelos, age 20, received his "angel wings" on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 after a brief illness but lifelong struggle with multiple medical conditions.  He was born in Charlotte, NC on July 26, 2001. 

Lucas was a happy young man with a million-dollar smile and infectious laugh.  He loved beads, music, ice cream, and splashing in any type of water.  Those who were fortunate enough to know him had been either hit with beads or soaked during a splashing episode.  Lucas was both mischievous and a charmer, especially with women.  When he gave you his million-dollar smile and head tilt it meant he was trying to win you over.

Lucas is survived by his parents, Dino and Sharon Kanelos; two sisters, Melina and Ariana and his three dogs, Sadie, Suki, and Gracie all of whom loved him dearly.  He is also survived by his grandparents, Pete and Anna Kanelos and Carol Bumbulucz as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral Services for Lucas will be 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte with Fr. Andreas Houpos officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  The family requests that all attendees wear a mask.  The service will also be livestreamed at for those unable to attend in person.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Lucas to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, who provided him with such great care over the years.  A memorial donation may also be made to Project2Heal, 7800 Providence Road S., Marvin, NC 28173, a wonderful organization from whom Lucas received two loving companion dogs.  Lucas attended St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church where he loved to sing on Sundays, despite not actually being in the choir.  Everyone in attendance knew when Lucas was in church.  The family requests memorials may also be made in his honor to St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, 5108 Kuykendall Road, Charlotte, NC 28270.

Many thanks to all who have provided exceptional and loving care to Lucas over the years, especially to Monchel, who was by his side until the end.

May His Memory Be Eternal.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

        Lucas with his million-dollar smile....

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  • The Fernandez Family

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of someone precious and so loved.

  • Donna Manuel

    My deepest condolences to your family. Despite the sadness and emptiness that you feel now, I’m praying that thoughts of Lucas without restrictions and happy memories will slowly fill the void

  • Ruth Carmichael

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the lord give you the strength and peace that you will need in this time. He will be your own beautiful angel from heaven.
    May God bless you. ???

  • Lizzie Pearsall

    I am so so sorry about the loss of your precious son Lucas words cannot describe the loss of a child or anyone for that reason but just remember when you’re down just think of that beautiful smile he had and he will bring one to you too my deepest sincerest sympathies to you and your family and all those who knew him so well may God bless you all and keep you in his care.

  • Kathy and Copeland Johnson

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious son.

  • Lisa Shealy

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your precious son.

  • Rashmi & Gita

    Dear Dr. Kanelos
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We did not see Lucas but everyone will miss his smiles.You are so good & balanced that you will come out of this sad incident.
    May Lucas be happy & peaceful where ever he is

    May you & family be happy Be peaceful
    Love to all

  • Marcelo and Mary T Bueno

    Dear Doctors Kanelos and family, We offer our sincere condolences to you. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with your family.. Lucas was a
    special gift and he will always be in your hearts. May he Rest In Peace.❤️?❤️

  • Chuck and Tracy Colson

    May God Bless you and your family with peace, comfort and healing during this difficult time.

  • Noni Banks

    To the Kanelos Family,
    Please know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers after losing someone so special. It is my hope you find comfort in the coming days and cherished memories you can forever hold on to. My sincerest condolences.

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