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Willie "Big Jess" Lockhart
Born in WV on Aug. 25, 1935
Departed on Oct. 25, 2013 and resided in Chespaeake, VA.
Visitation: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Service: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
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Willie "Big Jess" Lockhart, Sr.

Chesapeake – Willie " Big Jess" Lockhart, Sr., 78, died October 25, 2013. Mr. Lockhart was born in Iaeger, WV to the late Willie and Gertrude Lewis Lockhart. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. He retired from Colonial Chevrolet and owned and operated Executive Auto for 10 years. Mr. Lockhart was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and the Oddfellows. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and automobile enthusiast, who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Lockhart was predeceased by siblings, James and Larry Lockhart and Patricia Pewett.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Ruby J. Lockhart; children, Jessie Lockhart, Jr. (Theresa) of Chesapeake, Monica Curry (Michael) of Norfolk, and Carla Celata (Donald) of Chesapeake; siblings, Delores Lockhart of Virginia Beach, Helen Steele of Chesapeake, Barbara June McFaul of St. Petersburg, FL and Bernard Lockhart of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Jonathan and Aaron Scott Lockhart, Justin Frank, Trey and Reid Celata, Allan Ham and Justin Moore; great grandchildren, Jaiden, Alexis, Logan, Devin and Rhianna.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd, S., Chesapeake on Tuesday from 11am until 12pm followed by a Life Celebration service and a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 837 Waters Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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