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Catherine K. Lockley

Catherine Rebecca Kidd Lockley, fondly known as “Big Sister,” went home to be with the Lord on September 18, 2008. She was born to the late Osborne and Emily Blount on July 28, 1934 in Waynesboro, Georgia. She was the twin of Catherine Elizabeth Griffin, who preceded her in death in March 2006. She was the 16th child of 20 children.

At the age of 6 her entire family moved to Virginia. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church of Harmony Village.

She later moved to Philadelphia where she married Esau Kidd who preceded her in death in July 1971. In 1979 she moved back to Virginia to care for her sister, Rachel Bryant, until she passed away. She then married Percy Lockley Sr., who preceded her in death in June 2005.

She loved children and enjoyed beautiful flowers in and out of the house. She took joy in cooking and often crocheted afghans for her family. She opened her home to those who needed a place to stay and loved her life in Middlesex.

Survivors include her daughters, Sheilah Benjamin and her husband Eric of Topping, and Rena Morris of Wyncote, Pa., and Leslie Kidd of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Eric Benjamin Jr., Sarina Bagby, Elaine Benjamin-Blowe, Melinda Morris, Shelton Morris Jr., William Miles and Joshua Greir; eight great-grandchildren, Lorenzo, Alexander, Latressa, Brianna, Desiree, Kyle, Jazmyn and Roderick; her step-children, Percy Jr. of Saluda, Nadine of Locust Hill, and Pricilla of Newport News; seven step-grandchildren: Lamika, Jillian, LaCartia, Katrina, Jonathan, Shanel and Veronica; three sisters, Mary Moorhead, Lula Bray and Doris Harris; two brothers, Eddie Blount and John D. Blount; a dear friend: Ms. Elouise; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Saturday at First Baptist Church, Harmony Village. Interment was in the church cemetery. Service of comfort by J.K. Redmond Funeral Home. 

posted 10.02.2008

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