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Doris M. Lockley, 79, active member of Mount Hope Apostolic Faith Church of God

Doris M. Lockley
Doris M. Lockley

WILLIAMSBURG — God, in his magnificent power, dispatched his angels at 5:11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14, to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on a spiritual mission. The mission was to bring our beloved mother and grandma, Mrs. Doris M. Lockley, 79, to her heavenly home to be with Him.

She was born Oct. 6, 1941, daughter of the late Carrie and Sylvester Piggott Sr., in Williamsburg.

At an early age, she professed Jesus Christ as her Lord and savior, joining Shiloh Baptist Church. Later, she joined Mount Hope Apostolic Faith Church of God, Williamsburg, where she remained a faithful member until her demise. She was the president of the Missionaries, member of the Pastoral Treasurer Committee, choir member and served on the trustee board. Her faithful dedication to the Lord was unspeakable and uncanny. “Good and faithful servant, well done take your much-deserved rest.”

She was educated in Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools. She started her career at Eastern State and retired after 22 dedicated years of service.

On June 6, 1961, she was united in holy matrimony to the late John B.R. Lockley Sr. Unto this union, they were blessed with four children.

Her love for God was so captivating, that she could illuminate any room. Her humble and quiet spirit exemplified God as she spread the good news of the Lord. This virtuous woman’s price is far above rubies. She opened her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue was the law of righteousness. She was always dedicated to her family, church, and the many lives that she touched along her journey in life. She will be sadly missed, but her precious memories will linger in our hearts forever.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Daisy Piggott, LouAda Pierce, Temple Piggott Sr., Albert Piggott, Sylvester Piggott Jr., Phillip Piggott; and son-in law, Rickey Strong Sr.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories with her devoted daughters, Alma Strong, Altina Lockley, Anita Lockley and niece/daughter, Bernette Piggott, all of Williamsburg; son, John Lockley Jr. of Lawrenceville; precious and beloved granddaughter, Rickayla Strong; four sisters-in-law, devoted Theresa Piggott of Williamsburg, Rose Lockley of Georgia, Catherine Towler of Maryland and Betty Lockley of New York; brother-in-law, Albert Lockley of New York; special nieces, Dorothy Johnson of Richmond and Josephine Wright-Crawley of Richmond; special nephews, Don Pierce and Rodney Pierce, both of Williamsburg; special and devoted friends, Mother Flossie Davis and Elisa Parker; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lockley may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, at Whiting’s Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home chapel. Due to the current health pandemic, only 50 people may be in attendance with facial coverings and social distancing required.

Share online condolences with the family at Whiting’s Funeral Home.

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