Mrs. Addell Locklear, 101, of 7091 Hwy 72 West, was born December 7, 1914 and died Monday, December 28, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend of 70 years: Mr. Emery Locklear; her parents: Mr. Murphy & Mrs. Aliefair Locklear; two brothers: Mr. Lee Alfred Locklear and Mr. Murphy Locklear, Jr. and two sisters: Mrs. Ronie Lee Hunt and Mrs. Zelma Lowery.
Mrs. Addell Locklear was a loving wife, mother, grandparent and friend to many. She attended Mt. Airy Baptist Church her lifetime(101 years), being saved at the age of 16 in 1931(85 years). Her main conversation was her love of Christ and her church family. She possessed many qualities and principals that were admired by all who crossed her path. She was honest, dependable, and a hard worker. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. She enjoyed the simple things of life like sitting on the porch, watching the birds, caring for her garden, fishing and cooking for her family and friends.
The funeral will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Revs: Steve Strickland, Dr. Michael Cummings and Adrian Hammonds officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Airy Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Locklear leaves to cherish her memories four sons: Mr. Herman Locklear; Mr. Emery Lynn Locklear (Joyce) and Mr. Daniel Murphy Locklear (Wanda) all of Pembroke; Mr. Earl David Locklear of Lumberton; six daughters: Mrs. Ruth Locklear (Rod), Mrs. Ethel Gail Locklear (Bobby), Mrs. Irma L. Deese (Mitchel) all of Pembroke; Ms. Betty Nye of Myrtle Beach SC: Ms. Alafair Parent of La Mesa, CA: Ms. Clementine Duckworth of Cordova TN; four sisters: Mrs. Fairella Locklear, Ms. Lizzie Jane Locklear of Lumberton: Mrs. Lizzie Bell Sampson and Mrs. Ludalia Cummings (Roy Lacy) of Pembroke: thirty-four grandchildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.