Lucille Locklin, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Lucille was born on July 5, 1948 in Meridian, Ms., to the late Eddie Lee and Ruby Leona Worbington. Lucille had a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at an early age. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Lucille went to college, graduated from nursing school, and worked for Erlanger Hospital for several years.

She was a faithful member of the New Home Baptist Church, where she enjoyed working with the Children’s Ministry. She was also a member of the New Home Mass Choir and Missionary Society. His black history programs, designed to educate New Home Church youth about African-American history and culture, were legendary. Each year she oversaw the Easter Program, Christmas Program, Vacation Bible School, and Hallelujah Festival. She was also a devoted member of the Chattanooga Citywide Choir.

She was predeceased by her son, Allen L. Locklin Jr., and her sister, Etta Lee Preston. She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband of 53 years, Allen L. Locklin; daughters, Shannon (Eyo) Efiom and Sophia (Erwin) Lott; grandsons Alexander (Sierra) Efiom and Emon Lott; granddaughter, Sophia Efiom; great-granddaughter, Navarrah Weaver; brother, Charles E. Worbington, and sisters, Charlotte (James) Benford, Sylvia Howard and Pauline (Alvin) Ar-Rahmaan; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

The public viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, followed immediately by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at New Home Baptist Church, 2809 13th Avenue.

Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.


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