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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and community of Mr. Ambrose Locklear

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and community of Mr. Ambrose Locklear, Jr. Mr. Ambrose passed away on Sunday. He was a member of our Lumbee Tribe Four Winds Elders Group in the Saddletree Community. He also served previously as a board member of Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation. He was a friend and servant to his community. Mr. Ambrose Locklear was a member of the Lumbee Tribe of N.C.

Mr. Ambrose Locklear, Jr., 81, departed this life peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2023, in the care of First Health Hospice House. He was born on April 21, 1941, to Virgie & Ambrose Locklear, Sr. in Lumberton, NC.

He was preceded in death by both his parents; sisters, Embley Tyler, Catherine Lowery, Jolene Strickland, Mae Annice Locklear and Betty Locklear; brothers, Billy Locklear, Jerl Locklear, and Judston “Buddy” Locklear.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Robbie Locklear, her partner, Chris Pauciello, Connie Dwiggins, her husband, Chris Dwiggins, Bonnie Locklear, her partner, Candice Rose; grandchildren, Madeleine Zoll, Mackenzie Harland, and Tucker Harland; sisters, Molly Jacobs, and Christine Bullard; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ambrose was retired from the Robeson County Health Department after 31 years of service. He was an active member at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, a former LREMC board member, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.




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