CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END OF
MRS. SARAH (MOTHER) LOCKETT, ROBINSON’S LIFE
Mrs. Sarah (Mother) Lockett, Robinson, daughter of Mr. Willis and Christiana Lockett was born September 20, 1925 in Hardeman County, Tennessee. She departed this life June 29, 2018. Mother is the last one of her nine (9) siblings.
Her funeral service was held on Sunday July 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Hillfield MBC with Reverend Lawrence Pirtle in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home www.dixiefuneralhome.com was in charge of the professional service
Mother attended Bolivar Industrial School. Later she united into Holy Matrimony with Mr. Albert Conwell Robinson, who preceded her in death. Mother was the mother of six (6) children, one girl and five boys. Three sons preceded her in death, Mr. Jerry Robinson, Mr. Earl Wayne Robinson and Mr. Preston Lynn Robinson, Three Grand-sons and one Great-Great Grand-Daughter.
Mother accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She united with Mays Hill Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Hillfield Missionary Baptist Church where she remain a faithful member until death. Mother served on the Usher Board, Pastor Aid Committee, Kitchen committee, and wherever she was needed. She was employed for many years at Tennessee Food, Kilgore, and later at Harman International where she retired after 15 years. Mother and her sister, Mrs. Sammie Morrow organized The Lockett Family Club. The love of family members led three sisters to host the first “Tennessee Lockett Family Reunion”, which extended to the Chicago chapter and continue today. Theme for this club is “The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together,” Joshua 24:15. Her favorite pass time was sewing, preparing meals and hosting get-to-gathers for the family and friends. She would always say “I have the biggest yard so we will have it at my house.”
Her specialties were German Chocolate and Punch Bowl Cake and chicken and dressing.
When Mother health fail she moved to Pine Meadow Health & Rehabilitation Center where she remained until death. She continued to grow spiritually by attending Sunday school, Sunday evening services, and Wednesday night bible study. At Pine Meadow she made many friends both Staff and fellow residents. Mother quickly bonded with her roommate Ms. Evelyn Joy. They always told family members what they wanted to wear to the Prom, Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. They often say “We are two sharp women.”
Mother leaves to cherish her memories three children: Alma Jean Dorse of Jackson, TN; Albert L. (Wanda) Robinson; Willie Fred (Jean) Robinson both of Bolivar, TN. Two Daughter-In-Laws, Mrs. Carolyn Lucille Coby Robinson; Mrs. Darcell Robinson; One Sister-In-Law, Mrs. Earline Lockwood of North Carolina; …..Grandchildren; …..Great-Grand Children; …..Great-Great-Grand Children; Nieces; Nephews; Relatives; Church Members; Co-Workers; and Friends, and her close friend and roommate, Ms. Evelyn Joy.
We can hear Mother singing her favorite songs, Amazing Grace or When My Work is Done Down Here, or reading her favorite Scriptures: Psalm 23, Psalm 84:10; John 11:25-26; John 14:2-6. She will often say to her Grand-Children, “You all know I have to die to go to Heaven.”
SEPTEMBER 20, 1925 ~ JUNE 29, 2018 (AGE 92)