Mrs. Tiffany Lee Locklear, 44, of East Syracuse, New York was born August 26, 1976 and departed this life peacefully at her home on August 16th, 2021. Tiffany was cared for lovingly and tenderly until her final breath by her long-time fiancé: Mr. Bryan “Sam” Oxendine.
She was preceded in death by her father: Mr. Bobby Jerry Locklear; her sister: Ms. Ashley Locklear and by many other special relatives and friends.
She is survived by her fiancé: Mr. Bryan “Sam” and their son, (grandson): Naylon J. Oxendine, both of the home; her mother: Mrs. Marilyn Locklear of Lumberton, NC; brothers: Mr. Bobby Jr. “Hoss”, Mr. James “Rusty” and Mr. Robert Locklear, all of Pembroke, NC and Mr. Joseph Locklear of Chicago, Ill.; sisters: Ms. Crystal “Tina” Locklear, Ms. Cerda Lagunes of Pembroke, NC and Ms. Katie Locklear of Fayetteville, NC; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and loved ones; many special friends; including her best friend, Ms. Teresa Jones of Lumberton, NC and a special cousin, Ms. Marianne Jacobs of Tucson, AZ.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Von Locklear, Bishop Darius Wilkins and Pastor Kelvin Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Family Cemetery.
Tiffany was a Master Drywall Finisher, who often outworked the men she was surrounded by. She started finishing as a teen and worked in this profession until an accident forced her to quit last year. Tiffany was tough and could negotiate with the best of them to ensure she and those who worked with and for her were treated with respect and were paid fairly and on-time.
Tiffany loved all things frog and turtle related and collected every item she could get her hands on. She was a Harley Davidson lover and always wanted to own her own bike. She had a crazy sweet tooth, and was nicknamed, “Candy Baby” by her drywall co-workers.
She was a fierce champion of her family and friends and loved them with all her heart. She gently cared for many relatives during their various infirmities and illnesses, and was able to provide dignity, love, and hospice nursing care to several members of her extended family.
Tiffany was tough, she was tougher than most and she pushed herself as hard as she could until her last breath. She refused to let her family “baby” her until she got to a point where she could no longer decline their care. Although Tiffany lost her battle with cancer, she has won the war as she’s now free from all the pain and heartache that plagued her much of her life.
She will be remembered by many as a person who you could count on, someone you could lean on and who would help solve your problems, as someone who would show up and show out if necessary, and as a person who was loyal and kind. She was one of a kind and she will be missed more than we’ll ever know.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.
Donations can be made to her fiancé Sam via their CashApp at $TiffFrog or food/retail gift cards for men/boys can be mailed to 437 RIDGEWOOD DR., SYRACUSE, NY 13206. Let’s help her best guys ease their burdens a bit and show them how much she meant to all of us!