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Ms. Wanda K. Locklear

                                              Pembroke
    
Ms. Wanda Kay Locklear, 58, of 2256 Highway 710 North, Pembroke, NC continued her journey with the Creator on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
    
The funeral will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Prospect United Methodist Church with the Revs: Dr. Kenneth Locklear, Chris Webb, Coolidge Cummings and Bill James Locklear officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sandcutt Cemetery.
    
Left to cherish her memory and caring on her legacy is her son, Dexter Earl Locklear, Jr. and twins Sierra Caress Locklear and James Frederick Tyler Locklear; one grandson, Chadron Sequoya Tyler Locklear; her mother, Mrs. Katie Jacobs Locklear; one brother, Mr. Harold Locklear; one sister, Mrs. Janice Jones; and a host of family and friends.  She is preceded in death by her father, Mr. Fred Locklear.
    
Wanda Kay was employed by Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina as Director of Youth Services.  Her love and dedication to the children of the tribe’s Boys and Girls Clubs was beyond measure.  She was a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe and taught the Club’s children to be proud people.  Her legacy will live on through the programs she implemented in her work with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Lumbee Regional Development Association.
    
She served as an ambassador of the community in many capacities.  In doing so, Wanda was crowned Miss Pembroke Senior High School, Miss Pembroke State University (now University of North Carolina at Pembroke), Miss Lumbee, Miss North Carolina Blueberry Queen, Miss Montgomery, and was a contestant in the Miss Indian American contest in Wyoming.  Wanda appeared on the ABC television show, The Dating Game in 1972, as well as, Marv Griffin Show, Dinah Shore Show, The Jokers Wild, Wayne Newton Show, and Truth or Consequences.  She attended, by special invitation, an Elvis Presley performance in Las Vegas where Elvis sang to her and tied a “sweaty” scarf around her neck.
    
Wanda Kay’s zest for life was contagious for all she encountered in her many journeys.  Her memory will long live in the lives of her family, friends, and those she mentored.
    
The family will receive friends Monday, July 5, 2010, from 6-9 p.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church.
    
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Lumbee Tribe Boys & Girls Club.


 



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