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Our thoughts are with the family of former Tribal Councilwoman Mrs. Helen Hunt Locklear.

Our thoughts are with the family of former Tribal Councilwoman Mrs. Helen Hunt Locklear. We send our deepest condolences to her family, friends and community. Mrs. Helen passed on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. She served two terms on the Lumbee Tribal Council. Mrs. Helen was a woman of her word and fought tirelessly to improve the lives of Lumbee Tribal members during her tenure. Her tenacity was felt when she spoke about her community and her people.


Mrs. Helen Hunt Locklear, 82, of 500 Goins Road, Pembroke, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Mrs. Locklear, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and Christian was born November 7, 1939, to the late Cleveland S. Hunt and Mary Lee Hunt. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Mr. Sanford Locklear, her parents, and two brothers, Ervin Hunt and William Leslie Hunt.

Mrs. Locklear’s life revolved around serving the Lord, her Lumbee People, and caring for her family. She was involved in community and tribal issues. She fiercely served the Lumbee People by serving two terms as Tribal Councilwoman for District 4.


Mrs. Helen also had a very special love for children and education. She was employed by the Center for Community Action for over 20 years, where she served as the leader of the Learning Together Program and Project Phoenix. She was a school bus driver for Prospect school. She was a member of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church and a member of the Philadelphus Cluster Group.


She is survived by one daughter, Teresa (Ronald); five sons, Michael (Sharon), Jerry (Rena), Sanford Jr., David, and Jonathan (Alisha), all of Pembroke; three brothers, Willie F. Hunt, Cardale Hunt of Red Springs, and Cleveland “Pap” H. Hunt, of Pembroke; five sisters, Cletis Hunt, Marie Locklear, Brenda H. Locklear and Glenda Lowery, all of Pembroke and Linda Locklear of Red Springs; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.


VISITATION Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Rock of Ages Baptist Church

FUNERAL SERVICE Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 3:00 PM Rock of Ages Baptist Church Red Springs, NC 28377




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