Joyce May Carson Locke

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Joyce May Carson Locke, 84, of Charlottesville, died January 29, 2017, at Morningside of Charlottesville after a long illness. Born May 11, 1932, in Madisonville, Charlotte County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Ella Eulalie “Eula” Gibson Carson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Louis Ray Locke.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Locke of Midlothian; her son, James L. Locke of Charlottesville; sister-in-law, Jayee Naquin Carson of Jefferson, LA; sister-in-law, Jean Yates Carson of Clayton, NC; and a sister-in-law, Janice Hamlet Locke of Phenix. She is also survived by her fuzzy grandchildren, Snickers, Maestro, Jazz, Jitterbug, Tempo and Boogie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Henry Carson and Ella Gibson Carson of Madisonville, her father and mother-in-law, Harold Flournoy Locke Sr. and Amy Cross Locke of Phenix, five brothers, Cecil Carson and his wife, Ruth Perkins Ziegler Carson, and Robert Carson and his wife, Maria Wong Elder Carson, both of Madisonville, Russell Carson of Clayton, NC, Edward Carson of Jefferson, LA, Howard Carson and his wife, Marie Metcalf Carson of Madisonville, a sister, Margaret Bowman and her husband, Nathaniel Bowman Jr. of Lynchburg a sister-in-law, Julia Locke Hamlet and her husband, Vernard Hamlet of Lynchburg, a brother-in-law, Harold “Boo” Locke Jr. of Phenix, a brother-in-law, Edward Locke and his wife, Doris Williams Locke of Suffolk, and a brother-in-law, Preston Locke and his wife, Barbara Airwood Locke of Phenix.

Mrs. Locke was a member and volunteer of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the Sacagawea Garden Club, a volunteer at Martha Jefferson Hospital for nearly sixteen years, and a member of the Senior Center, Inc. Mrs. Locke was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend and lover of animals.

The family would like to thank Brandy, Tonya, Wanda, Heather, Beth, Amy, Larry, Kim, Pat, Clarissa and all the other workers at Morningside of Charlottesville, The Bridge to Rediscovery Unit, for all their love, caring and support. The family would also like to thank Bridgette, Tracy, and Christine and the dedicated workers with Legacy Hospice.

Graveside services will be held at Monticello Memory Gardens on Saturday, February 4, at noon, with the Reverend Kim M. Jeffreys officiating.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Madisonville Presbyterian Church, 1358 County Line Road, Cullen, VA 23934, or the Albemarle-Charlottesville Chapter of the ASPCA, PO Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22906, or the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St., Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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