Bishop Eddie Lockhart, 82, 0f 109 Grier St., Grover, NC, was called to The Church Triumphant on Saturday, January 9, 2021, in Fair Haven of Forest City, NC.
Husband of Erma ChambersLockhart, he was born in Cleveland County, NC and was a son of the late Theodore Lockhart, Sr., and the late Mary Gill Lockhart.
He was a member of The Divine True Holiness Church of God in Blacksburg, SC where he served as Pastor for forty-four years. He was also a retired Maintenance Technician for Cleveland County Schools.
“Bishop Ed” was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Deanna Sizemore, Esther Whitener, Carolyn Lockhart; Charles Lockhart, Louis Lockhart, and Ronnie Lockhart, Excel Gill; sister-in-law, Betty Lockhart. He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, Erma Lockhart, of the home; children, William Lamont Lockhart (Venessa), of Kings Mountain, NC, Norris Wike (Patrice), of Suffolk, Va; Orlando Williams of Morganton, NC; grandchildren, Paige Lockhart, DeDric Gingles, Kirston Johnson; great-grandchildren, Kaniya Gingles, Tristen Allen, Tahj Gingles; brothers, William Mitchell Lockhart, Sr., Overseer Theodore Lockhart, Jr. (Alzenia), of Blacksburg, Benjamin Lockhart, Sr. (Henrene), of Kings Mountain, NC; sisters, Margaret Hames (Willie Louis) of Charlotte, NC, Barbara Roberts (Belton, Sr.), of Kings Mountain, Mary Lockhart, of Grover, NC, and Leatha Lockhart, of Shelby, NC; brothers-in-law, Luther Whitener, Melvin Sizemore, of Blacksburg, Richard Chambers (Teresa), Herbert Chambers; sisters-in-law, Huby Chatman, Barbara Lockhart, Priscilla Lockhart, and Debra Lockhart.
A Graveside Service will be Thursday, 12:00 noon, at The Divine True Holiness Church of God with Bishop Willie Littlejohn officiating. Please adhere to the recommended CDC guidelines for COVID-19 precautions by wearing a mask and social distancing.