Lockee, Christine Godwin
Nova Christine Godwin Lockee, 95, of Blacksburg, Virginia, passed away on December 3, 2022. She was born on June 11, 1927 in Pembroke, North Carolina to the late William Purcell Godwin and Jessie Florence Chavers.
Christine is survived by her son, Robert Merritt Lockee (Barbara) of Blacksburg; grandson, Chase McPherson Lockee of Savannah, GA; brother Angus Chavers Godwin (Joan) of Ithaca, NY, sister-in-law Ruth Godwin of Denver, Colorado, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout the country. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Junior, Marie, Claire, and Tom.
Christine served her full career as a teacher of history, English, and social studies at McClintock Junior High School in Charlotte, NC. After her retirement, she enjoyed travel and time with family, especially the annual gatherings of treasured siblings, nieces, and nephews. She was a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe of Eastern North Carolina and valued the legacy of her family’s heritage and engagement in the Pembroke community.
A private graveside service and interment will be held at Sharon Memorial Gardens on Thursday, December 7, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catching the Dream, a scholarship fund for Native American students pursuing higher education. More information about the organization is available at https://catchingthedream.org.
Jessie Gail Swineford
December 11, 2022 @ 4:13 pm
Aunt Chris was a Santa Claus to me and my siblings when we were growing up in Pembroke, NC. Daddy was in a VA Hospital most of the time, while Momma was working to provide for us as best she could. Aunt Chris was compassionate and giving. This is how I will always remember her.