We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Revels Funeral Home - Pembroke
Mrs. Lillian Locklear was born on May 25, 1929 and gained her angel wings on September 18, 2022.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Mr. Alton Lloyd; her son, Mitchell Deese; her daughter, Patricia Kotuski; her sisters, Kate Locklear, Shirley Jones, and Mabel Maynor; her granddaughter, Nicol Cummings.
Mrs. Locklear is survived by her sister, Elaine Faye Jacobs Fedor of Pembroke; a brother, Jimmy Jacobs (Millie) of Pembroke; four children, Larry Deese (Shirley) of Pembroke, David Deese (Patty) of Maxton, Jennifer Locklear of Pembroke, and Elliott Lloyd (Karen) of Maxton; she loved and cherished her 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren; she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and also a special caregiver, Ms. Betty Leaks.
Lillian was a true servant, there wasn’t a time that she wasn’t doing everything in her power to help someone, somewhere, even when she couldn’t always help herself. Her absolute favorite was to welcome guests, family, and friends in her home and watch as everyone gathered around the dinner table to make sure to leave, in her words, as “full as a tick” especially after preparing her specialty, which we all know were her collard greens. Not only was Lillian a remarkable cook but she also was the owner of Flowers by Lillian for 15 years, where she helped endlessly and met amazing people that she made feel like family because that’s just who she was.
It was her genuine kindness and love, her words of wisdom, and her willingness to help all she encountered with such a natural giving spirit that we will all remember her by. She will be missed dearly.
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