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April 24, 2024

Rev. James Reginald Lockee

Rev. James Reginald Lockee

Rev. James Reginald Lockee, 90, of Taylorsville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Funeral Service for Rev. Lockee will be conducted at Liledoun Baptist Church on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Tony Finney, Rev. Jason Payne, and Rev. Phil Chapman will officiate. A burial will be conducted at Catawba Memorial Park at a later date.

Pallbearers include: Josh Byrd, Josh Russell, Randy Campbell, Kyle Chapman, Jeremy Bumgarner, and Mark Bumgarner.

James was born February 14, 1930, in Gaston County, to the late Angus and Swoney Lockee. He was a member of Liledoun Baptist Church, where he shared his love for God and for preaching.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Margaret Lockee, and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish the memories of Rev. Lockee include a son, Charles R. Lockee; brother, Donald Lockee (Ann) of Connelly Springs; two sisters, Sharon L. Duckett of Valdese, and Brenda L. Melckhor (Gary) of Vale; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Rev. Lockee’s service will be broadcast on live feed via Liledoun Baptist Church’s Facebook and FM 103.1 in the church parking lot.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Liledoun Baptist Church @ 2628 Liledoun Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Services have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service, where condolences may be sent to


  1. Meleah Mikeal on November 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Sorry for the loss of Preacher Lockee. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Lorie Alley Ensley and husband Jerry on November 3, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    My deepest of sympathies to you Reggie and family! I remember back to special memories growing up at West Lenoir Baptist Church! What a Legacy Pastor Lockee left behind! I remember once when momma had us around our couch praying and they had each prayed for preacher and other things. I was very little and couldn’t remember what words to say, so I simply said, “Lord, help Preacher Lockee do his stuff!” Momma told Preacher Lockee what I said and he laughed with his wrinkled up nose! I loved his laugh! He will greatly be missed! I’m so thankful that I got to sit under his preaching! Praying for you all and love you!

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