Vera Sue Brown Lockman, age 81, of Commerce, died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Athens on Thursday, March 25, 2021 due to complications of dementia.
Vera was born on December 31, 1939 in Commerce, GA to Garnett and Willie Mae (Crane) Brown. Before retiring, she worked at Blue Bell & Sportswear in Commerce.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Carter (W.C.) Lockman; children, Roderick Lockman, Teresa Lockman Worley & Tasha Lockman Leopard; grandson, Joey Brookshire; siblings, Buck (Jeanette) Brown, Jr. (Lucille) Brown, Nelson (Vicky) Brown, Edna (Frank) Gooch and Linda Barnett.
She is survived by grandchildren, Justin Worley, Matthew Worley & Tyler Leopard; brother-in-law, Roger Barnett; nieces & nephews, Betty Brown (Tom) Rogers, Barbara Brown (Phil) Scales, Shirley Brown (Darrell) McClure, Larry (Rebecca) Gooch, Darina Brown (Bill) Boleman & Jennifer Duncan (Kyle) Parker; many cousins also survive.
Pallbearers will be Tom Rogers, Kyle Parker, Larry Gooch, Jimmy Lord, Joe Allen; honorary pallbearers will be Justin Worley and Tyler Leopard.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested to make a donation to St. Mary’s Hospice House in Athens in Vera’s memory or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Mary’s Hospital Sacred Heart in Lavonia and St. Mary’s Hospice in Athens for their amazing care and compassion during this difficult time. In addition, we would also like to recognize “Joyce” for her loyal dedication to Vera and the family. The love and care she showed to Vera and our family over the past year will always be remembered.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Ivie Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Howington Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12 pm until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.iviefuneralhomecommerce.com
Arrangements are in the care of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, GA.
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