Donna Lou Lockett died peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2016, at her home in Shallotte following a lengthy illness. Born Oct 11, 1946, she was the daughter of Margaret Fink-Ernest of Lewistown and Nickolas Christmas of Millerstown.
She was raised by her aunt and uncle, the late Ann and Morris Sweitzer of Reedsville. A 1964 graduate of Kish High School, she was employed by the American Viscose Corp., Fisher Electronics and Lockett Lures before graduating from nursing school in 1986.
Employed as a staff nurse at Lewistown Hospital and Locust Grove nursing home, she retired on disability after suffering a massive heart attack in 2008.
Donna enjoyed crochet and won dozens of blue ribbons for her beautiful afghans. She loved camping at Poe Valley State Park and had great pleasure when going on impromptu picnics. Donna was always happiest with a baby in her arms or children scampering about. She was a wonderful nurse, wife, sister, mother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all.
Donna is survived by her husband of 50 years, Lloyd ‘Rick’ Lockett of Shallotte; a brother, George Ernest of Granville; daughters, Lora Bronson of Bahama, N.C., and Jennifer Long of Elizabethtown, Pa., sons, Richard Lockett of Petersburg, Va., Larry Lockett of Port Royal, Pa., and Joseph Lockett of Milan, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Cody Bronson of Smithfield, N.C., Jerred Long of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Julia Lockett of Northeast, Md.
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