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Shirley Hunt Locklear
January 7, 2024
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Mrs. Shirley Hunt Locklear went to her heavenly home at the age 71, on January 7th , 2024. She
was born July 25th , 1952 to the late John Hunt and Mary Magelene Stewart Hunt.
Shirley was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She was raised in Robeson County and
Graduated Pembroke High School in 1970. She attended Robeson Community College and
earned her Associates in Applied Science Degree majoring in Business. Shirley worked for
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation for many years until she retired.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Locklear, 6
sisters, 4 brothers, two grandsons Noah Jacobs, and Trinity Locklear.
Shirley is survived to cherish her memories by children Bobbie Jacobs of Lumberton NC, Perry
D. Locklear and wife Delfie of Lumberton, NC, Chico Locklear of Lumberton NC, James
Quenton Locklear and wife Sabrina, of Cameron, NC.
She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Rickenia Hunt of the home, Aereona Jacobs, Donovan,
Logan and James Perry Locklear; Jay Locklear (Kennedy), Kayla Fields (Colin), Sasha Locklear,
Tori Locklear; JJ Auman, Kailey, Bostic and Graceson Locklear.
Shirley is also survived by 10 great grandchildren; three brothers, Steve Hunt (Ann), FM Hunt
(Ray) and RM Hunt (Bonnie) and one sister Lillian Sampson; several nieces, nephews, many
friends, neighbors, church members, classmates and former coworkers that she loved.
Shirley’s smile could light up a room and she had the voice of an angel. She would sing hymns
that would bring you to your knees praising God. She would call her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren on their birthdays and sing “Happy Birthday” and tell them how much she
loved them and made them feel so special.
She loved her family so much and there was no greater joy than spending time with them at
family reunions, graduations, birthday parties, weddings or just enjoying a meal together. Her
grandchildren and great grandchildren were what made her smile and brought her so much joy.
Her family will miss her but they know she is rejoicing in heaven with her Lord and Savior
shouting and praising with Earl by her side.
The family would like to thank the many family members, friends, neighbors, church members, that helped care for Shirley. One of
Shirley’s last wishes was for all those that she loved, to share the word of God, to witness to
others to be saved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.