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Kay Dawson Lockey

June 17, 1944 - May 17, 2020

MURFREESBORO, NC – Kay Dawson Lockey, age 75, passed away on May 17, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Lockey was born in Lenoir County, NC, on June 17, 1944, one of twelve children born of the late Fred and Lucy Sullivan Dawson.  Kay worked as a salesperson for Belk and S & K Men’s Wear.  She was a member of Meherrin Baptist Church and enjoyed going to church and especially the senior citizens group.  Kay enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go fishing.

Besides her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Lockey, brothers, Poncho Villa Dawson, Patrick Dawson, Fred Dawson, Jr., and Ken Dawson, and sisters, Frances West, and Shirley Dawson; and husband, Kenneth Beers.

Kay is survived by her two daughters, Kelly Wiggins and husband James, of West Jefferson, NC, Deborah Smith-Farrow and husband, Gil Farrow of Conway, NC; three grandsons, James Brandon Beers of Raleigh, NC, Noah Dawson Smith of Murfreesboro, NC and Gil Farrow, Jr. of Conway, NC; and granddaughter, Katlyn Farrow of Murfreesboro, NC. Also surviving are two sisters, Melba (Bowie) Martin of Wilson, NC, and Grace (Joe) Waters of Rocky Mount, NC; three brothers, Herbert Ray “Mickey” (Carolyn) Dawson of Elizabeth City, NC, Thomas Wallace (Rosie) Dawson of Ahoskie, NC, and Joshua Douglas (Bettie) Dawson of Tarboro, NC; a sister-in-law, Grace Dawson of Tarboro, NC; her special friend, Bob Warren of Murfreesboro, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Kay was a kindhearted loving woman and will be missed by all who knew her.

Due to the circumstance with COVID-19 restrictions from the CDC, and NC Board of Funeral Service, family and friends are welcome to come pay their respects and sign the guest book for Kay on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Garrett Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. John Porter, officiating.  A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Edgecombe Memorial Park, Tarboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lockey family, and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrett-sykes.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel

314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm


Meherrin Baptist Church

519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

Rev. John Porter will be officiating the service.

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