The righteous man who walks in integrity and lives in accord with his (Godly) beliefs-
How blessed (happy and spiritually secure) are his children after him (who have his example to follow)
Willie P. Lockwood was well known from New York, Florida, South Carolina, to New Orleans. In New Orleans he was known as “Dancing Willie”. He also worked for The Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus and attended Malverne Senior High School in New York. He spent his life putting smiles on people’s faces as well as showing love to everyone he came into contact with. He was a loving person, always providing support and encouragement to his family and friends.
Willie P. was born November 24, 1959, in New York to the late Mr. Benjamin Lockwood Sr. & Mrs. Essie Mae Stevens. After enduring a lingering illness, he passed away on October 4, 2021, at Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.
Willie was survived by his beloved “Bay Bay” Debra Ann Nance of Newberry, SC whom he dwelled with for 8 years. His family that celebrates his life and laughs are his son Corey Bloise (Lorine Townes), his grandchildren: Tatianna, Talina, Tia, Corey Jr., Takiyla, Tyleek, Jayla, Justin, and 4 great grands. Stepchildren: Tara Nance-Johnson, Laura Nance, La-Kisha Houston (Jermaine), Charles Nance, and Mykia Reid, step grandchildren: Samir & Sin’Qavis, Uniqua, Kendrick, Kiddiocus, Olnisa, Bry’on, Jeremiah, Jacob, Bernard, Nikeria, Chance, Lyric & 9 great grands. Brothers: Benjamin Lockwood Jr. of Hempstead, New York, Greg Lockwood (New York), Rodney Lockwood (North Carolina); two sisters: the late Rev. Joann Stevens-Means (James Otis Means) of Union; Shelia Scott of Texas; two uncles: Larry Stevens (Tina), and Timothy Lake; five aunts: Dessie Hunter, Mary L. Stevens, Arelia Means, Laura Lake, and Helen Lake; devoted nephews: Chernoney Stephenson, Dayun and Staphon Gates, Trey Senn, and devoted friends: Jamal Mathis, Don Rogers, Norris Hicks (Robin), and a host of nieces, nephews, friends & cousins.
The family will receive fellowship with friends at the home of Staphon Gates Saturday October 9, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the family asks that you please use proper precautions to protect yourselves, as well as others, and wear masks if you plan on attending any fellowship and services. Please DO NOT attend if you are not feeling well. Thank you.
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