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06/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Dwight Lockett

Dwight Tyrone Lockett
(11 Dec 1950 - 07 June 2014)

Huntington High School / Newport News High School Class of 1970/1971

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Dwight Lockett, Huntington HS / NNHS - Classes of 1970 / 1971, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, June 07, 2014 at the age of 63.

   He was the brother of John Lockett of VA, Barry Lockett of VA, Claudette Lockett of VA and Deborah Lockett - Tobias (Huntington HS / NNHS - Class of 1969) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 06/11/14:

                 Dwight T. Lockett
      NEWPORT NEWS - Dwight Tyrone "Duk" Lockett, 63, transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Dwight was born December 11, 1950 in Newport News, VA to the late Irene R. and John A. Lockett, Sr.

He attended Huntington High School and graduated from Newport News High School.

For many years, Dwight worked at Newport News Shipyard, Suttle Motors, Marva Maid and New York Carpet World.

Dwight is survived by three sons; Cleon (Tanesha) Lockett of Hampton, VA; Hezekiah and Nehemiah Mitchell both of Newport News, VA; two brothers, John (Cheryl) Lockett and Barry (Carolyn) Lockett of Hampton, VA; two sisters, Claudette Lockett and ("Duk's" twin sister) Deborah Lockett - Tobias both of Newport News, VA.

He is also survived by five granddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and many dear friends.

Dwight Lockett
Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Thursday, June 12, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church-1415 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA by Dr. Christopher C. Carter, Sr. Interment will be private.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from noon until 6:00PM at C. C. Carter Funeral Home, LLC. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on June 11, 2014.
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June 11, 2014

Uncle Duk! I will always love and adore you. You were more of a father to me than an uncle. As you would tell me, I love you doll baby. You may rest in peace now.

Love your,

~ Pumpkin (Punk Funk), Af and so many more... :-)


June 11, 2014
  Our prayers are going up for you, Pam. Call us anytime you need us.

~ Calvin and Shelia Bailey, Newport News, Virginia

June 11, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

~ Jennifer Belfield, Hampton, Virginia

June 11, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Donzella Lee and Family, Newport News, Virginia

June 11, 2014
There is and always will be a light in my heart for Duke. I am blessed to have the memories of Newport News High School.

June 11, 2014
  To the Lockett Family: I was saddened to hear about the loss of Duke. He brought laughter to many people, always had a refreshing remark. He will be missed by many people in the East End area. Family, I know that I am many miles, states away, but if you need me, please contact me. Be strong, shed tears, but also remember the good time that you shared with him.

~ Dorlyne Washington-Brown, Jacksonville, Florida
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June 11, 2014
Remembering you from Huntington High School. You were always so pleasant to be around and made people laugh. May you rest in peace and my prayers are with the family.

~ Paula McGowan Smith, Hampton, Virginia


June 11, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Family.

~ Ronald Winship, Atlanta, Georgia

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June 11, 2014
We remember the fond memories of Duk and how he could make you smile and laugh. No matter what life has dealt him, we hope and pray that you all will find comfort in the memories of the lives you shared with him.
Be blessed.

~ Wallace (99) & Beulah M. Davis, Williamsburg, Virginia


June 11, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

~ Ann M. Jackson, Hampton, Virginia


June 11, 2014
May God be with the family during these times of sadness. Fond memories growing up in East End of Newport News. May God provide you comfort and fond memories of joy.

~ Charles Cheek, Hampton, Virginia
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June 11, 2014
We'd like to express our deepest condolences to the family. Duke is gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace my brother. Much love. Debbie and Vet.

~ Deborah Sinclair, Hampton, Virginia

June 11, 2014
It with great sadness that I hear of your loss.

May GOD bless your family with PEACE, LOVE and JOY (for memories shared).

Much LOVE to all of you. STAY STRONG...

~ Henry Mitchell, Newport News, Virginia

June 11, 2014

I like to think we had a positive influence on some very critical issues of our time...Sly

~ John "Sly" Bateman, Newport News, Virginia
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June 11, 2014

Entering Huntington HS, there was this ostensibly smooth upperclassman, John (Lockett). And over the next several years, to have met, and or known of, several of the family's sisters. Then meeting Barry, and notably Dwight.

Oh, my, what an infectious soul. For, as the many reflections have addressed, Dwight's aura, when recalling, all these years later, continues to summon a smile across my countenance.

To the Lockett family, heartfelt sympathy and enduring hope that his memory affords you an abiding balm over seasons-to-years, before us.

~ Charles Sullivan, Newport News, Virginia

June 11, 2014
Please know that our prayers go out to your family. May God's love which is everywhere be with all of you.

~ Joyce Lewis-Jones, Springfield, Massachusetts

June 12, 2014
Duk was "THA DUKE" of East End.
Condolences to "his twin" and the rest of his extended family.

~ Ms. Johnson, Hampton, Virginia

June 12, 2014
May you find comfort as the love and peace of God keep you and the family as our heart felt condolences are with all at the home going of Dwight Lockett . For all of the family and friends we are praying and Dwight Lockett will always be remembered as we Let the peace and the Love of God comfort all.

~ Bishop Gurley, Chaplain H.H.S.A.A., INC.

June 12, 2014
... R.I.P. by that football field in the sky ...

~ John Reagan, Newport News, Virginia

June 12, 2014
May God bless you all and keep you strong.

~ Darryl Travis, Newport News, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dwight's family, friends, and classmates.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Lyrics and Music by James Milton Black (19 Aug 1856 - 21 Dec 1938), 1893

1. When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal, bright and fair
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

2. On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise
And the glory of His resurrection share
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

3. Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there!

"When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" midi and lyrics courtesy
- 05/01/11

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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