Carolyn Lockett-10-2-2021

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Carolyn Y. Lockett

 March 20, 1951
~ September 11, 2021



MEMORIAL SERVICE - Saturday 10-2-2021
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
12:00 PM
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Carolyn Yvette Lockett, of Middletown, NJ was born on March 20, 1951.  She happily transitioned on September 11, 2021 and left this earthly existence to join the ancestors.  In keeping with her wishes she was privately cremated.

Carolyn attended Summit High School, Union College and Kean University.  She worked for many years in a family-owned dry cleaners.  She also worked for the Federal Government in Washington, DC before moving to New Bern, NC.  Carolyn returned to NJ in 2001 and worked at Brookdale Community College before retiring.  Carolyn's passions were music,  reading and books.  She was an avid reader and could converse on any topic with strong opinions.  Carolyn also loved gardening and had a special talent with plants and flowers, which was evident where she lived.  She also loved to walk the boardwalk in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove.

Carolyn is predeceased by her father, Robert Lockett, Sr. and her mother, Mamie Moore Lockett.  She is survived by her sisters, Josephine Lockett of Middletown, NJ and Doris Lockett of Morristown, NJ; a brother, Robert Lockett, Jr. in Holmdel, NJ; her beloved niece, Dr. Nedra Lee of Dorchester, MA and a very dear friend of many years, Anna Forsythe of Fort Washington, MD.


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6 thoughts on “Carolyn Lockett-10-2-2021

  1. Tracy Smit says:

    Carolyn taught me how to care for our garden! We worked at Brookdale together for many years, and then we became neighbors. She cared for our garden WAY BETTER than we ever could. She’s a precious flower, herself. Peace & love in God’s glorious kingdom.

  2. Rosa Lee says:

    I met Carolyn over 41 years ago after the birth of my daughter, Nedra. She was always a kind and loving person and stayed with us for a period of time in DC. She loved Nedra and actually helped me to rear her during the years she was in DC. Carolyn and I both had a love for reading and we enjoyed many discussions and sharing of information. She was intelligent, sharing and caring. I especially recall when I needed to have surgery and was going to the hospital alone. She was upset and insisted I could not do that. My sister transported her to the hospital and she stayed all day until I came through recovery. That’s just who Carolyn personified. A nurturer and a person who loved to make things look nice. I will miss her and our conversations and sharing of information. ? Love you Carolyn and rest in eternal peace .

  3. Nedra Lee says:

    While I am glad that Aunt Carolyn is finally able to rest in peace, I must say that my world feels a bit empty without her. My trips to Jersey will not be the same without her potato salad and fried chicken, her cheerily calling me by my last name when coming through the door, her love for the Temptations, or her extensive knowledge of Black history. Over the years, I have been humbled and in awe of Aunt Carolyn’s unwavering love, support, and generosity towards me. I am grateful for the time we had together in DC, Austin, and Boston and will never forgot all that she did to help me get set up as transitioned from student to professional. Her care for me has punctuated every part of my life, and I loved her greatly. She will be missed. Prayers for comfort for the friends and family she’s left behind.

  4. Jo Lockett says:

    Our pictures are our memories. I’m going to miss you but you left so much for me and I thank you and love you.

  5. Mary says:

    Carolyn was there when I couldn’t take care of myself… she was an Anchor that gave me stability during a storm … if only her kindness and love can be installed in people the world would be a better place … Praying for the Family .. ??

  6. Carmine Taffuri says:

    Carolyn is and always will be a good friend, and neighbor. I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face and a good word for you!
    She did have a great big GREEN THUMB, and had a way with the garden gods. I will miss her, but I know she is in a much happier, safer place, and maybe she can put in a good word for me with those garden gods.
    My prayers go out to her family.

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