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Elizabeth Lockett

February 28, 1928 ~ November 3, 2018 (age 90)
Mother Lockett was born on February 28, 1928, in Louisville, Georgia, to Whitfred and Anna Robertson. She was the fourth oldest of her siblings. Elizabeth was known to all as “Aunt Sister”. She was raised and attended public school in Jefferson County. The Lord blessed Elizabeth with four children, Willie Albert Lockett Sr. (deceased), Mary Nell Bienaime (deceased), Annie P. Baptiste, and Jimmie Lee Lockett. Mother Lockett had 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren who were the joy of her life. She received the water baptism (in Jesus’ name) and the gift of the “Holy Ghost” with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance according to Acts 2:4. She was a faithful member of Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord in Deland, Florida, under the leadership of Bishop James Darby, for over 43 years.She served as the church mother in many other capacities. She was a true “Apostolic Mother”. Mother Lockett loved praise and worship, and was known for her electrifying testimony services. One of her favorite songs of praise was “Jesus Is Getting Us Ready for That Great Day”. When she sang, everyone would be blessed by her gift of singing. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 23. If you were around her long enough, you would hear her quote this scripture in its entirety. She received her greatest joy when she would witness to lost souls. Her witnessing has resulted in many souls filled with the Holy Ghost and multiple souls being baptized in Jesus’ name.Mother Lockett was a prayer warrior and believed in the scripture that we should pray without ceasing, and she believed in giving her last to those in need. She loved quilting and working with her hands. She enjoyed sewing and visiting the sick. Even in her sickness she was concerned about the wellbeing of others. Mother Lockett would offer the following advice to everyone she came in contact with, wanting to achieve greatness and happiness: stare life in the eyes as you experience it like a roller coaster ride. The meaning of your life is something you create day after day with your own actions and thoughts. Life is made up of choices, and decision making is critical, as each choice has both consequences and benefits. Weigh the latter, and always choose life. Always ask what you can learn, and how you can move forward, and stop yourself from blaming other people if things aren’t the way you would like them to be.Mother Lockett’s homegoing leaves: one daughter, Annie P. Baptiste (Antoine); one son, Jimmie Lee Lockett (Evelyn); like a son, Alfonzo Baptiste; loving nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; a special daughter-in-law, Irma Lockett; lifetime friends, Neil and Jean Stoothoff; godchildren, Linda Gilmore, Reggie Taylor, Ethel Tolbert, Tammy Brown, and Zariah Henry; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and mourning friends.
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