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OBITUARY

Lindsay Ruth Lockhart

October 31, 1998April 22, 2020

Lindsay Ruth Lockhart, 21, returned to her heavenly home on April 22, 2020 suddenly and unexpected. Her love of people was palpable. She loved and spent a lot of time with her family, friends, and her infamous “sidekick.”

Lindsay arrived early on October 31, 1998 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, AL. From birth she was immersed in a Christian community that invested in her life. She was baptized at Calera Baptist Church. She graduated from Calera High School in 2017. Lindsay was a hospice caregiver for Visiting Angels of Birmingham.

Lindsay was a joy to all of those that she was around. She could make anyone laugh and her quick wit was unparalleled. Lindsay loved babies/children, animals, and the elderly. There is no description that really paints the full picture of who Lindsay was. Her mom would tell her often, “you are beautiful, you are blessed, you are loved, and you are mine. I love you, I love you, I love you!” Lindsay’s mom truly loved her unconditionally.

Lindsay’s bonus dad had a very special relationship with her and truly loved her like his own daughter. Their unique relationship consistently brought laughter and joy to them both. Lindsay called him Donnie (Wahlberg). The nightly ritual will be missed where Lindsay would stand on the balcony by her room and say “Goodnight Donnie,” he would say “Goodnight Ruthie.” “I love you Donnie……I LOVE YOU DONNIE!!,” “I love you Ruthie” and she would go to bed. He said in a message to his colleagues at UAB, “I would never have thought that she would minister to me more than I could minister to her.” They could create a text string that will make you cry it’s so funny.

Her father Brannon wrote, “My daughter Lindsay was the most caring, beautiful, and funniest person you would ever meet. She had a smile that would light up a room. Lindsay loved life to the fullest and brought so much joy to everyone she encountered. She was loved so much by her family and friends and she will truly be missed! Heaven gained a beautiful soul and angel.”

Her brother Blake said, “Lindsay was the sweetest but craziest sister I could’ve ever wanted. She wouldn’t want us to cry because her time has gone, but smile because of her time here.”

Her brother Hayden wrote, “she changed my life in the last three or four years and she could put a smile on anyone’s face.”

Lindsay’s employer wrote, “she was a favorite;; she embodied the true meaning of ‘caregiver’ for her client”

Phil and Deb Gross said, “I can say I fell in love with her the first time I heard her giggle. She was the most emphatic person I’ve ever known. She felt for every living being. She spoke her mind whether asked or not. She was Southern to her core with her yes ma’ams and no sirs. She was strong and could handle a screwdriver or a wrench like a pro (compliments of her granddaddy Hadaway). She hated drama unless it involved false eyelashes or tattoos. She could roll her eyes at her mother and declare her undying love for her in the same second. What I know about Lindsay Ruth Lockhart is that I am crying as I write this because I miss her. Lindsay we think of you as a shooting star that lit up our lives for too short a time sweet girl. We love you and miss you.”

Lindsay is survived by her mother and bonus dad Stacie and Michael Humber of Birmingham, her father Brannon Lockhart of Clanton, brothers Blake Lockhart (Natalie Odgers), Hayden Humber, and Luke Humber of Birmingham, grandparents Bernard and Doris Lockhart of Clanton, surrogate grandparents Phil and Deb Gross of Birmingham, aunts Needra (Shafford) Henderson, Angela Craig of Clanton, Amy Baker of Calera, uncle Mark (Corinne) Hadaway of Des Moines, Iowa, Chris Craig of Clanton, cousins Grant Henderson, Gaines Henderson, Colsen Craig, Caysen Craig of Clanton, Tommy Baker of Calera, and uncle, and many other distant relatives and friends.

Lindsay was predeceased by her grandparents Roy and June Hadaway.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Church of the Highlands Chapel at Grants Mill 4700 Highlands Way Birmingham, Alabama 35210. Visitation at 2:00 PM with the service starting at 3:00 PM.

Visiting Angels of Birmingham The Lindsay Lockhart Fund 400 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 260 Vestavia Hills, Al 35216

Services

11 July

Lindsay Ruth Lockhart

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Church of the Highlands Grants Mill

2700 Highlands Way
Birmingham, AL 35210

11 July

Lindsay Ruth Lockhart

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Church of the Highlands at Grants Mill

2700 Highlands Way
Birmingham, AL 35210

Memories

Lindsay Ruth Lockhart

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Martha and Wayne Burtram

July 4, 2020

Although we usually only saw Lindsay at family gatherings, we loved her and her witty personality. Her beautiful smile could light up a room and when she was around, there were giggles and laughter coming from wherever she was in that room. She was her dad's biggest fan and was like him in so many ways. She had his quick wit and knack for making you laugh. As a matter of fact, she was the best of both her mom and her dad. She was beautiful, smart, charming, witty, and also had a great personality. Heaven has to be a happier place with her there! It's just our loss that God needed her more than we did because she was taken much too soon. (Great)Aunt Martha & (Great)Uncle Wayne

Shawn Dela Merced

June 7, 2020

I knew you were fun when you announced one time after Small Group that you were heading out for 50 cent corn dogs at almost 10 p.m. I always admired your beautiful makeup skills and was planning on asking you to teach them to me. I would crack up at your facial expressions when your mom would say something that made everyone blush. I regret not taking a photo with you at the wonderful bridal shower you helped throw for me. I thought I had time....to get to know you, to hear from your parents what you’ve been up to, to find out about the milestones you would eventually have in life. But God’s plan is so much greater than anyone can ever know. He called you home sooner than expected and I have to trust He has His reasons despite how painful this loss has been for everyone. Thank you Lindsay, for being such a pleasure. For watching our girls while we prayed at Small Group. For the funny banter you had with your mom that always warmed my heart. I always looked forward to going to your parents’ home not just for the prayer sessions and the laughs...but also for the sound of your voice calling out “Momma”....the gentlest voice with the perfect amount of Southern twang saying one of the sweetest words in existence. I will treasure that sound forever.

Katie Lackey

April 30, 2020

Sweet Sweet Lindsay, the time that I had with you was so very short and it makes me so sad that I don’t get more of you. The very thing I noticed when we met for the first time was that adorable dimple in your cheek when you smiled, and your eyes...sooo beautiful they literally sparkled. I felt like I had already known you forever because of how your daddy talked about you, the way that man loves you is beyond immeasurable❤️ Lindsay, your beautiful spirit, spunky attitude, and impeccable sense of humor will be forever missed and you will forever and ever have a very special place in my heart. Until we meet again precious girl ~ Katie

Patsy Fulmer

April 30, 2020

I did not know Lindsey personal but if she was anything like her dad Brannon she had a heart of gold So sorry for your loss.REST IN PEACE SWEET GIRL.Prayers are with your dad and family.

Haley Deavers

April 27, 2020

Fly High Beautiful Angel💓 You are an will be missed! See you again little cousin! Until then...Shine Bright and Rest in Peace! We love you 💕 Deavers Family

Shantavia Wilson

April 26, 2020

Lindsay I’m going to miss you so much❤️ I Would never forget the memories we shared. From church, to church trips, winter retreats and etc. You were so funny in school like you had a smile from ear to ear and I just loved that about you . I remember on your birthday your parents set up a haunted trail in their backyard 😂 and I were so scared but you was like come on 🤣🤣 and we made jokes about the monsters was going to get me first 😂. We had so much fun at your house like we was with each other every day 🥺 .. I love you Lindsay Lou😘

Caysen Craig

April 26, 2020

Lindsay, you were something special. You were the only one that i could koolaid dye my hair with on easter, blast music with all the windows down rolling into nana and pops driveway, or no get mad at when you constantly mad fun of me. I love you and all of our wild adventures forever and i can’t wait until we can pick back up on them in heaven. You were a beautiful light down here for us and now you are shining bright in heaven💜

Colsen Craig

April 26, 2020

Lindsay Ruth... my beautiful, strong spirited cousin who was more like a sister. You were my first friend and my forever best friend. When we were together we were never more than three feet away from each other. You were my go to person. I am so thankful for all of the memories we shared. I love and miss you always Linds. So thankful I got to be your mini me!

Love,
Colsen Irene

Lexi Ellison

April 26, 2020

What a lot of people don’t know is that you and I were friends as children when we were in church together. Then, we were separated for a little while until I moved schools and ended up at Calera. We reconnected and shared several memories from that point on. We traveled and went to go see some Calera basketball games together because basketball was my favorite sport and you were one of my best friends. You always had a heart of gold and always wanted to see others smile and be happy. I’ll never forget the time that we went to that lock-in together. We had so much fun! You and I ran around trying to dunk on a goal that was so short that both of our heads could touch it. Let’s not forget that we didn’t sleep at this lock-in like everybody else did and then when we went back to my house we still couldn’t sleep. We got on facebook to add the new friends we had made. That was who you were though... a friend to everybody who crossed your path. Your heart of gold and sweet personality always attracted people to you. It hurts me to know that somehow we drifted apart in high school, but we just didn’t have the same classes and never saw each other. You impacted my life and so many others in such a great way. You showed us how to love unconditionally and never let anything get in our way. I know that you are in a better place now and dancing and partying with the angels and the ones who went before you. God wanted to see you so badly that he needed you to go and meet him before most were ready for you to go. We will be comforted with the fact that we know you are with Him and others who love you so much. I just know that you are making tons of friends up there. I’ll be praying for all of your precious family and friends during this difficult time. I love you Linds, and I hope you know that you will truly be missed.

Summer Spigner

April 26, 2020

I met Lindsay in SOT in 2016, we became inseparable ever since. We didn’t keep in touch like we should have, but I always knew she had my back. I’m going to miss blasting Guns N’ Roses, talking about future plans, making fun of each other, and everything in between. I just know heaven has to be so beautiful for you to be there❤️ I can’t thank you enough for being one of my best friends.

FROM THE FAMILY