Mrs. Joyce Bullard Locklear, 78, of 322 Midway Road, Rowland, was born in Robeson County on March 30, 1936 and departed this life on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at her home. She is preceded in death by her parents: Mr. Zedan “Buck” and Mrs. Clavie Cummings Bullard; two brothers: Mr. Delton Bullard and Mr. Johnnie Bullard; and two granddaughters: Ms. Hillary V. Jacobs and Ms. Nicolette Jacobs.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014, at Beulah Baptist Church with the Revs: Ronnie Locklear, Roger Adkins, and Manford Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Locklear is survived by her devoted husband of 43 years: Mr. Josephus Locklear; her stepchildren: Mrs. Vanessa L. Jacobs (Willie), Ms. Ramona L. Clark, Ms. Carol Locklear, and Mr. Kent Locklear (Jeannine); six grandchildren: Andrew Jacobs, Garrett Locklear, Derwin Locklear, Adrenia Clark, Michael Clark, Jr., and Margaret Clark; eight great-grandchildren; a sister: Ms. Willa Mae Lee; a brother: Mr. Sam Bullard; an aunt: Ms. Thelma Oxendine; and a host of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Locklear was a faithful member of Beulah Baptist Church, retired educator, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the International Gideon’s Association.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014 at Beulah Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Gideon’s International-P.O. Box 2255 Pembroke, NC 28372.