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Sheila Locklear

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Sheila Locklear

PEMBROKE — Mrs. Sheila Daniel Locklear, 50, departed this life and entered into her heavenly home on April 22, 2014, at her home on Foy Drive, Pembroke.

We will celebrate Sheila's life on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Annah Free Will Baptist Church, Pembroke, N.C. The family will gather to greet friends and neighbors on Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Annah Church. The Rev. Tony Miller, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Jimmy Strickland, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ of Elrod Road, will conduct the service. The Revels Funeral Home, 407 Breece St., Pembroke is serving the family.

Sheila was born in Savannah, Ga., on Jan. 31, 1964, to Mr. Claude Daniel, Jr. and Mrs. Carolyn Faye Cummings Daniel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Foy Cummings of the St. Annah community and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Daniel Sr. of Savannah, Ga.

Sheila leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Mr. Gribby Locklear Jr. of the home; her daughter, Allison Paige Locklear of Pembroke; her son, Avery Grant Locklear of the Prospect Community; two stepdaughters, Casey Thaler and Stephanie Cummings of Raeford. Sheila leaves six loving grandchildren, Braeden, Sierra, Braylee, Shaun Ryan, Josiah, and Aiden; and six stepgrandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters all of Pembroke, Cindy Sweat (Ronald), Sharon Edith Oxendine (Allen), and Sandra Leigh Daniel. She has seven devoted nieces and nephews of Pembroke; a large family of grandnieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and a host of friends.

Sheila had a vibrant personality, never met a stranger, and loved a family gathering of good food and fellowship. The family is most grateful to Sheila for the devotion and care she gave her mother Carolyn during two years of illness from pancreatic cancer. She rarely left her mother's side throughout the illness. Sheila was raised in the church family of St. Annah Free Will Baptist Church. Early this year, she rededicated her life to Christ and regained her spiritual joy. After her decision, Sheila texted this message to her daughter Allison: "I am a new creature in Christ. I turned my life back over to Him. I know that whatever comes, "God's got it and I am His." Sheila had a beautiful voice and sang with various gospel quartets, but the group that influenced her most was The Cummings Family Singers. At any family gathering, she was carrying the soprano section with joy.

Sheila graduated from Pembroke Senior High School and attended UNC Pembroke. She worked at numerous businesses over her adult life, but at the time of her death, she was employed full time at the Robeson County Department of Social Services in Lumberton where she worked for over three years.

A MESSAGE FROM HER GRANDS IN THEIR WORDS……

"We love you, Grandma Shee! You are so pretty! Her was very nice and good and her had a nice husband and we love her cooking and she lets us wash dishes. And she lets us watch movies and she lets us play with her phone." We love you, Braeden, Shaun Ryan (Fatman Wry Wry), Braylee (Leelee), Aiden, Sierra and Josiah.


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(910) 521-4298
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Published in The Robesonian from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2014